Course offers prospective physical education teachers experience in instructional methodology appropriate at the elementary level. Emphasis is placed on the synthesis of theory and practice in physical education at the elementary level and understanding the role of physical education in the development of children. Content includes curriculum design, planning and implementing units and lessons, teaching approaches, assessment and evaluation appropriate at the elementary school level. Also incorporated are adapted physical education teaching approaches, assessment and evaluation appropriate for individuals with special needs. Research which supports the most effective teaching practices will be included (15 clinical hours in public schools are required for this course).