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Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation


Physical Education Program - Teacher Education K-12

 Physical Education Student

Physical Education Students help Emporia Middle School Students with a fishing lesson

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 and to provide service to society, apply interdisciplinary scholarly knowledge, engage in effective practice, respond to uncertainty and change, who relies on self-reflection and belongs to a professional community. There are two options for students who want to obtain a PreK-12 teaching license in Physical Education. Students are provided with abundant hands-on experiences teaching PreK-12 students. The student teaching experience is completed during one entire semester and students must teach at the elementary level for 8 weeks and the secondary level (middle or high school) for eight weeks to become a licensed PreK-12 physical educator.

Physical Education Program Standards

  1. The teacher of physical education understands the concepts of physical education content and applies these concepts for the development of a physically educated learner. 

  2. The teacher of physical education understands how individuals learn and develop, including special needs learners, and can provide safe, developmentally appropriate opportunities that support their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development in the physical education environment.

  3. The teacher of physical education understands the need to foster relationships with colleagues, parents/guardians and other professionals in the learning community and seeks opportunities to grow professionally.

  4. The teacher of physical education uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal and media communication techniques to foster inquiry, collaboration and engagement in various physical activity settings and understands how individuals differ in their approaches to learning.

  5. The teacher of physical education plans and implements a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies to develop physical educated individuals.

  6. The teacher of physical education understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to foster the learning and skill development of all learners in physical activity.

  7. The teacher of physical education uses an understanding of individual group motivation and behavior to create a safe learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning and self-motivation.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Physical Education Program occurs during the junior year of study. Students who wish to be a Physical Education Major must meet the following requirements:

  1. Possess an overall GPA of 2.5
  2. Possess a Physical Education content GPA of 2.75
  3. Possess a General Education GPA of 2.75
  4. Passed the PPST Praxis I tests
  5. Applied and been accepted into Phase I education
  6. Passed all Physical Education content courses with a C or better.

Physical Education Program - Option A

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

 

Number

Title

Hours

PE 161

Foundations of PE:  Field Sports

1 hr.

PE 162

Foundations of PE:  Individual Activities

1 hr.

PE 163

Foundations of PE:  Courts Sports

1 hr.

PE 164

Foundations of PE:  Outdoor Activities

1 hr.

PE 165

Foundations of PE:  Dance

1 hr.

PE 167

Foundations of PE:  Activity Trends

1 hr.

PE 262

Special Populations in HPER

2 hrs.

PE 264

Special Populations Lab

1 hr.

PE 266

Technology in HPER

3 hrs.

PE 268

Movement Performance & Analysis

2 hrs.

PE 300

History of Physical Education

1 hr.

PE 345

Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries

3 hrs.

PE 360

Physiology of Exercise

3 hrs.

PE 361

Motor Behavior

2 hrs.

PE 362

Kinesiology

3 hrs.

PE 365

Elementary School PE

2 hrs.

PE 400

Measurement and Evaluation

2 hrs.

PE 480

Elementary School PE Curriculum

3 hrs.

PE 570

Middle/Sec. PE Methods & Curriculum

5 hrs.

 
Total 38 hours

 Physical Education Program - Option B

In this option, students have only one teaching field (PreK-12 Physical Education). 

Number

Title

Hour

PE 161

Foundations of PE:  Field Sports

1 hr.

PE 162

Foundations of PE:  Individual Activities

1 hr.

PE 163

Foundations of PE:  Court Sports

1 hr.

PE 164

Foundations of PE:  Outdoor Activities

1 hr.

PE 165

Foundations of PE:  Dance

1 hr.

PE 167

Foundations of PE:  Activity Trends

1 hr.

PE 262

Special Populations in HPER

2 hrs.

PE 264

Special Populations Lab

1 hr.

PE 266

Technology in HPER

3 hrs.

PE 268

Movement Performance & Analysis

2 hrs.

PE 300

History of Physical Education

1 hr.

PE 320

Strength and Conditioning

2 hrs.

PE 345

Prevention & Care of Athletic Training

3 hrs.

PE 360

Physiology of Exercise

3 hrs.

PE 361

Motor Behavior

2 hrs.

PE 362

Kinesiology

3 hrs.

PE 365

Elementary School PE

2 hrs.

PE 400

Measurement and Evaluation

2 hrs.

PE 480

Elementary School PE Curriculum

3 hrs.

PE 570

Middle/Sec. PE Methods & Curriculum

5 hrs.

HL 400

Health Risk Factors

3 hrs.

 

Electives (to be chosen in consultation with academic advisor)

6 hrs.

 

Total = 49 hours

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