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Physical Education Teacher Education

Department of Health and Sport Sciences

Physical Education Teacher Education Major (B.S.Ed.)

A. University General Education Program (41 hours)

Program objectives for a B.S.Ed. in Physical Education Teacher Education are: (a) to identify critical elements of motor skill performance, and combine motor skills into appropriate sequences for the purpose of improving learning; (b) to demonstrate competent motor skill performance in a variety of physical activities; (c) to describe performance concepts and strategies related to skillful movement and physical activity (e.g., fitness principles, game tactics, skill improvement principles); (d) to describe and apply bioscience (anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical) and psychological concepts to skillful movement, physical activity, and fitness; (e) to understand and debate current physical education/activity issues and laws based on historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives; (f) to demonstrate knowledge of approved state and national content standards and local program goals in schools and community settings.

See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements.

Note the following is specified by the department for this major: Social/Behavioral Sciences: PSYC 1030.

B. The Major (79 hours)

1. K-12 Physical Education Option is designed for students who wish to become licensed teachers and work in K-12 school settings. This option culminates in a school-based student teaching experience. Only graduates who successfully complete al requirements for this option in the B.S.Ed. program with a major in Physical Education Teacher Education will be fully qualified to apply for licensure in Physical Education (K-12). Minimum grade of "C" is required in all major courses: MATH 1420; EDPR 2111; EXSS 2010 (2), 2020 (2), 3700, 3405, 3853; HPRO 2100; IDT 3600; ICL 3333; PETE 2000 (2), 2002 (4), 2003 (4), 2006 (2), 2009 (2), 2500, 3307; 3308, 3800, 4201, 4301, 4401, 4501 (5), 4601, 4701(9); and one of the following: PHED 1713, 1722, or 2703.

2. Community Physical Education Option is an alternative designed for students who wish to teach and work in community-based youth serving agencies. The majority of pedagogy and general education courses required in this option are the same as those required in the K-12 Physical Education Option listed above. However, specific course substitutions allow students to specialize in community settings, and gain more knowledge and skill related to the design, implementation and evaluation of community-based programs, as well as the unique challenges and opportunities encountered in urban communities. Minimum grade of "C" is required in all major courses.

Typical 4-Year Physical Education Teacher Education (K-12) Sequence

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
Natural Science* 4 Natural Science* 4
MATH 1420* 3 History* 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences* 3 PSYC 1030 3
Humanities/Fine Arts* 3 Humanities* 3
Semester Totals 16 hrs   16 hrs

Sophomore Year

PETE 2000 2 PETE 2006 2
PETE 2009 2 PETE 2002 4
PETE 2003 4 EDPR 2111 3
EXSS 2010 2 EXSS 2020 2
COMM 2381 3 PETE 2500 3
HPRO 2100 3 PETE 3308 3
Semester Totals 16 hrs   17 hrs

Junior Year

IDT 3600 3 PETE 3800 3
PHED 1713** 2 EXSS 3700*** 3
ICL 3333*** 3 ENGL 2201 or 2202 3
PETE 3307 3 History* 3
EXSS 3405*** 3 EXSS 3853 3
Semester Totals 14 hrs   15 hrs

Senior Year

PETE 4501*** 5 PETE 4601*** 3
PETE 4201*** 3 PETE 4701*** 9
PETE 4301*** 3    
PETE 4401*** 3    
Semester Totals 14 hrs   12 hrs

Total Hours: 120

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

**Swimming credit can be substituted with advanced courses in swimming. For the Community Physical Education Option, four additional hours of PHED coursework are required. These hours do not duplicate fulfillment of the swimming requirement noted above.

***For the Community Physical Education Option, substitutions are made for these courses. A list of approved upper-division course substitutions is available from the department.

CPR Certification required for Student Teaching. Course not required but advised.

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