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Bachelor of Science in Physical Education - Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education-Teacher Certification 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication Met in major with EDCO 401 0
    Technology Met in major with EDCO 305 0
    Intensive Writing Met in major with PESH 381 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with other requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity Met in major with PESH 102 0
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
Global Perspectives See approved list;

3

Historical Perspectives See approved list;

3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives

 

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators; 3 hours met in major with EDCO 200

3

Humanities and Arts See approved list;

6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses)  
    Quantitative Skills See approved list 3-4
Natural Science See approved list; must include a lab science.  [If 2 courses, must be in 2 different
groups:  Life, Physical, or Earth]

6-8

Subtotal   35-39
 
Physical Education Major  

56

    BIOL 213 Anatomy & Physiology 4
    DANA 251 Jazz Dance 1
    EXSC 382 Biomechanics 3
HLTH 300 Personal and Community Health

3

    HLTH 434 Strategies for Teaching Health K-12 3
    PESH 1xx Activity (one from Fitness & Conditioning) 1
    PESH 1xx Activity (one from Outdoor Activities) 1
    PESH 1xx Activity (one from Aquatic Sports & Activities) 1
    PESH 102 Weight Training 1
PESH 201 First Aid and CPR

1

    PESH 242 Motor Learning and Control 3
PETE 101 Intro to Teaching P-12 Physical Education

3

PETE 223* Adventure Facilitation & Leadership

2

PETE 234* Teaching Invasion and Fielding Games

3

PETE 248* Teaching Net/Wall and Target Games

3

PETE 300* Physical Education Curriculum

3

    PETE 390* Reflective Teaching in Physical Education 1
PETE 490* Seminar in Teaching Phys Ed

1

    PETE 502* Concepts of Fitness and Exercise Science 3
    PETE 512* Skill Themes and Movement Concepts 3
PETE 550* Adapted Phys Activity and Sport

3

PETE 566 * Elementary Physical Ed Teaching Methods

3

PETE 590
Assessment in Phys Ed

3

PETE 591 * Secondary Physical Ed Teaching Methods

3

Professional Education Core  

28

EDCO 101* Developing Observation and Analysis Skills

1

EDCO 200* Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty

3

    EDCO 201* Supporting the Engl as Sec Lang student in the Gen Ed Classroom 2
    EDCO 202* Supporting Exceptional & Gifted Learners in the Gen Ed Classroom 2
    EDCO 305* Technology in the Inclusive Classroom 2
    EDCO 350* Acad & Soc Strat for Establishing Inclusive Classroom Climate 3
EDCO 401 Internship I: Understanding Contextual Factors

1

EDCO 402  Internship II: Assessment and Instruction

9

EDCO 410* Education in a Democracy

2

READ 346* Content Area Read & Writ for Middle and Second Students

3

Electives   0-1
Total  

120

*C or better must be earned and cannot be taken on the S/U basis.

After 30 hours, all teacher candidates must meet the following requirements:
  1. A “C” or better in all PETE courses and EDCO 101.
  2. Take the PRAXIS I examination. A passing score will not be required on PRAXIS I until the teacher candidate applies for formal admission into the College of Education.
  3. Achieve and Maintain the healthy zones in aerobic capacity (1 1/2 Mile run), muscular strength (push-ups), muscular endurance (curl-ups as measured by the Air Force fitness Test), and flexibility (sit & reach), as measured by Fitnessgram.**
  4. Demonstrate the six fundamental movement skills at the proficiency level as measured by Departmental rubrics.**
  5. Complete an application for Continuation in the Teacher Certification program.
Before enrolling in EDCO 402, 410 and PETE 490, teacher candidates must:
  1. Achieve a C or better in PETE 566 and 591
  2. Pass Praxis II:  Physical Education Content and Design (0095/5095).
  3. Complete all other coursework.
In addition to the above requirements, all requirements must be met for initial admission to the Richard W. Riley College of Education.
**Accommodations will be made for teacher candidates with documented physical disabilities.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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