Mission Statement

The Physical Education Teacher Education Program (PETE) is dedicated to preparing leaders in teacher education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department meets this mission by preparing highly qualified teachers dedicated to the improvement of health and wellness in the community, state, and nation. All graduates are devoted to excellence in learning, leadership, stewardship and the effective communication of ideas.  Physical Education Teacher Preparation (PETE) candidates will demonstrate the ability to understand and apply pedagogical and professional content knowledge, skills, and dispositions, and document their effect on P-12 student learning.