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 Requirements

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

Humanities and Social Sciences

or

or

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 Major

Professional Education Requirements

Humanities and Social Sciences

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in EDU 305, EDU 434, EDU 436 )

Professional Education, General

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in ESS 743, ESS 746 and ESS 747 )

Internship – last semester of teacher education program

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in EDU 460 and EDU 490 )

Exercise and Sports Science Program

Majoring in ESS at Meredith College will prepare you for a career in your field whether you plan to go to work right after graduation or pursue graduate or professional school.


Majoring in ESS at Meredith College will prepare you for a career in your field whether you plan to go to work right after graduation or pursue graduate or professional school.