The K-12 health and physical education teacher licensure program provides appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of K-12 students studying health and physical education. The program is designed to assist individuals in acquiring knowledge, developing skills and dispositions within a learning environment focused on active involvement and integrated learning activities.

Requirements
To complete the teacher education program and earn licensure in health and physical education for grades K-12, students must complete the requirements for general education and their chosen major, as well as the following licensure requirements.

Students must be admitted in the Teacher Education Program to enroll.

Refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalogue for official information about licensure requirements.

In addition, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Health and Physical Education is for college graduates who have degrees related to health and physical education and who want to transition into a teaching career.

Health and Physical Education (K-12) Licensure


From the General Education Requirements

The general education requirements of the College including these specific courses in the following areas:

Humanities and Social Sciences
PSY – 210Life Span Developmental Psychology (3 cr.)
or
PSY – 310Psychology of Children and Adolescents (3 cr.)
SOC – 335Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
or
EDU – 345Language Minorities in Public Schools (3 cr.)

Prior to graduation, students must show valid proof of First Aid/CPR certification

Health and Physical Education Concentration Courses

ESS – 110Introduction to Functional Human Movement (3 cr.)
ESS – 200Foundations Physical Education, Sport and Fitness (3 cr.)
ESS – 221Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning (3 cr.)
ESS – 300Issues/Management: Sport & Physical Education (3 cr.)
ESS – 310Exercise Leadership (3 cr.)
ESS – 325Exercise and Fitness Assessment (3 cr.)
ESS – 375Motor Learning and Development (4 cr.)
ESS – 383Exercise Physiology and Lab (4 cr.)
ESS – 482Kinesiology (3 cr.)
HED – 210Risk, Appraisal and Prevention in Health (3 cr.)
HED – 400Influences and Evolution of Global Health (3 cr.)
HED – 420Health Education Methods (3 cr.)

Professional Education Requirements for Health and Physical Education (K-12) Licensure – 34 hours

Professional Education, General
EDU – 232Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU – 234Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU – 305Teaching with Technology (1 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 434Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 436Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Professional Education, Methods
ESS – 743Teaching Physical Education in Elementary School: PE Majors (3, 6 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
ESS – 746Teaching Physical Education Special Needs K-12 (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
ESS – 747Teaching Physical Education in Middle and Secondary Schools (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Internship – last semester of teacher education program
EDU – 460Colloquium in Education (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 490Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

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(919) 760-8061
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