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Exercise & Sports Science Licensure


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.


From the General Education RequirementsThe general education requirements of the College including these specific courses in the following areas:
Humanities and Social Sciences
PSY - 210: Life Span Developmental Psychology (3 cr.)
or
PSY - 310: Psychology of Children and Adolescents (3 cr.)
SOC - 335: Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
or
EDU - 345: Language Minorities in Public Schools (3 cr.)
Theory and Practice of Skill Acquisition
Physical Education/dance activity electives beyond general education requirements. Choose at least one activity hour from the list below (must be taken for a grade): - Aquatics - Fitness - Dance
Prior to graduation, students must show valid proof of First Aid/CPR certification

Concentration in MajorHED - 210: Risk, Appraisal and Prevention in Health (3 cr.)
HED - 400: Influences and Evolution of Global Health (3 cr.)
HED - 420: Health Education Methods (3 cr.)
ESS - 200: Foundations Physical Education, Sport and Fitness (3 cr.)
ESS - 221: Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning (3 cr.)
ESS - 225: Leadership in Lifetime Physical Activity (2 cr.)
ESS - 300: Issues/Management: Sport & Physical Education (3 cr.)
ESS - 310: Exercise Leadership (3 cr.)
ESS - 325: Exercise and Fitness Assessment (3 cr.)
ESS - 375: Motor Learning and Development (4 cr.)
ESS - 482: Kinesiology (3 cr.)

Professional Education RequirementsProfessional Education, General
EDU - 232: Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU - 234: Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU - 305: Teaching with Technology (1 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU - 434: Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU - 436: Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
Professional Education, Methods
ESS - 743: Teaching Physical Education in Elementary School: PE Majors (3, 6 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
ESS - 746: Teaching Physical Education Special Needs K-12 (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
ESS - 747: Teaching 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 - 460: Colloquium in Education (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU - 490: Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)


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