Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)

Are You Passionate About Teaching Physical Education?


If you like working with children in physical activities, enjoy teaching and coaching, like working in teams and sharing ideas, and you want to make a difference in the lives of children and their families

You could become a physical educator in an elementary, middle, or high school setting; develop into a successful coach of an athletic team at any school or recreational level; or serve youth within community agencies (such as the YMCA/YWCA, recreation departments, Boys and Girls Clubs, etc.).

“Physical Education Teacher Education 2022 Newsletter”


Degree Requirements

Degree Checklist

PETE Degree Planning Sheet (pdf - 157K)


State Licensure Exam
Hear What Current PETE Students Say About the PETE Program:


Hugo Rosales

"The enthusiasm, motivation, and dedication that the professors have really makes me want to be a better teacher."


Paige Ferguson

"ThePETE program is helping me with my future teaching by giving me the knowledge I need to go out and teach students to enjoy physical education."


Tariq Caudle

"Not only does the program give you tools for success, but it also gives you the confidence to help others and yourself."


Casey Reeves

"The PETE program has provided me with numerous real life experiences! The PETE program has further enhanced my love for physical education and lifelong fitness."