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College of Education

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education - Teacher Certification

The Teacher Education Professional Education Sequence is undergoing significant change. At the time of this publication, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education is reviewing these changes. Please see your academic advisor or Student Services Director for updated course information.

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education - Teacher Certification 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills  

15

Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101, CRTW 201 Composition, Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

6

Quantitative Skills  

 

MATH 150 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

3

Technology Met in major with EDCO 305

0

Oral Communication    
SPCH 201 Public Speaking

3

Logic/Language/Semiotics 3 hours met with SPCH 201  
CSCI 101 & 3 from 101A, B, C, or P Intro to Comp & Info Processing

3

Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines

6-9

HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives See approved list

3

Historical Perspectives May be met with HIST 211

0-3

Developing Critical Skills and Applying Them to Disciplines

22

Social Science 3 hours met in major with EDUC 200; see approved list

6

Humanities and Arts See approved list

6

Natural Science  

 

BIOL 150/151 Elements of Living Systems/Lab

4

Physical/Earth Science See approved list 

3

Intensive Writing Met in major with PHED 381

0

Constitution Requirement  

 

HIST 211 US History to 1877

3

 
Physical Education Core  

17

HLTH 300 Personal and Community Health

3

PHED 242 Motor Learning and Control

3

PHED 361 First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Re

1

PHED 381 Res Methods Phys Activ and Sprt

3

PHED 382 Kinesiology

3

PHED 384 Exercise Physiology

3

PHED 385 Exercise Physiology Lab

1

 
Professional Education Core  

26

EDUC 101* Developing Observation and Analysis Skills

1

EDUC 200* Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty

3

EDUC 401* Internship I: Understanding Contextual Factors

2

EDUC 402*  Internship II: Assessment and Instruction

9

EDUC 410* Education in a Democracy

2

EDCO 201* Literacy and the English Language Learner

2

EDCO 202* Supporting the Student w/ Disabilities in the General Ed Classroom

2

EDCO 203* Supporting the Student Identified as Gifted in the Gen Ed Classroom

1

     
EDCO 305* Technology in the Classroom

2

     
EDCO 306* Teaching Methods for the Inclusive Classroom

2

     
EDCO 350* Analyzing Classroom Climate

1

Physical Education Certification Subcore  

40

     
HLTH 434 Stratgies for Teaching Health K-12

3

PHED 112 Movement Concepts

3

PHED 150 Skill Themes, Concepts and Natl Standards

2

PHED 202 Concepts of Fitness and Exercise

2

PHED 210 Educational Dance/Gymnastics

1

     
PHED 223 Group Facilitation

2

     
PHED 234 Teaching Invasion Games

2

PHED 247 Target/Striking/Fielding Games

1

     
PHED 248 Teaching Net/Wall and Strkg/Fld

2

PHED 271 Technology in Physical Ed

2

     
PHED 303 Teaching Aerobic Activities

 1

     
PHED 310 Diversity issues in Physical Ed

2

PHED 490 Seminar in Teaching Phys Ed

3

PHED 550 Adapted Phys Activity and Sport

3

     
PHED 566 * Physical Ed Curriculum and Meth

3

PHED 590
Assessment in Phys Ed

3

 
PHED 591 * Principles of Teaching PE, Curr/Meth GR 6-12

3

PHED 594 Internship I--P.E.

2

Total  

124-130

*C or better must be earned

After 30 hours, all teacher candidates must meet the following requirements:
  1. A “C” or better in PHED 112 and EDUC 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 (Pacer Test or Mile run), muscular strength and endurance (curl-up), flexibility (sit & reach), and upper body strength and endurance (push-up & modified push-up) as measured by Fitnessgram.**
  4. Demonstrate competence in selected game categories as measured by a B- or better in PHED 234, 247 and 248.**
  5. Demonstrate the six fundamental movement skills at the proficiency level as measured by Departmental rubrics.**
  6. Complete an application for Continuation in the Teacher Certification program.
Before enrolling in EDUC 402 and PHED 490, teacher candidates must:
  1. Achieve a C or better in PHED 566 and 591
  2. Pass Praxis II:  Physical Education Content and Design (0095/5095).
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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