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ESS - 743
Teaching Physical Education in Elementary School: PE Majors

(3, 6 cr.) - Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A course designed to offer prospective physical education teachers with 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.  Emphasis on the "movement approach" to learning motor skills, creative dance, rhythms, stunts and tumbling, movement games, and physical fitness activities is provided.  Content includes curriculum design, planning and implementing units and lessons, teaching approaches, assessment and evaluation appropriate at the elementary school level. Extensive field experiences are required. Open to students admitted to the teacher education program or with permission of the instructor.




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