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Physical Education Program

Physical Education Program - Teacher Education K-12

The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) program is designed primarily to prepare a student for PreK-12 grade teaching in the discipline of physical education. Students in this program are encouraged to provide service to society, apply interdisciplinary scholarly knowledge, engage in effective practice, respond to uncertainty and change, rely on self-reflection, and belong to a professional community.

Throughout the program, the student majors are provided with abundant hands-on experiences teaching at the PreK-12 levels.  The final teaching experience is during the final semester when they enter student teaching. 

Admission Requirements

Official admission to the physical education undergraduate program occurs during the junior year of study. Students who wish to be considered for the physical education program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Possess an overall GPA of 2.5
  2. Possess a physical education content GPA of 2.75
  3. Pass all physical education content courses with a C or better
  4. Possess a general education GPA of 2.75
  5. Pass the Praxis tests
  6. Apply and be accepted into Phase I education

Physical Education Program Options

There are two options for students who want to obtain a PreK-12 teaching license in physical education.

Students choosing Option A - Physical Education must have a second teaching field (biology, health, math, psychology, etc.).  OPTION A – link it here

Students choosing Option B - Physical Education have only one teaching field (physical education).  OPTION B – link it here

Physical Education Program - Option A

Students choosing Option A Physical Education MUST have another teaching field (biology, health, math, psychology, etc.).

Physical Education Program - Option B

Students choosing Option B Physical Education have only one teaching field (PreK-12 Physical Education).

Contact the Physical Education Advisor

Jodi Leiss
Phone: 620-341
Email: jleiss@emporia.edu