Degree and Course Requirements
The program curriculum is designed to provide future teachers the most engaging, relevant
and current education possible. It is closely aligned with the responsibilities of
being a teacher so our graduates are well prepared to teach from day one. Our program
stresses the following:
- Fieldwork – Teacher candidates are in the local public schools early and often. There
is no better way to prepare teachers for teaching than doing it in real schools with
real students. Nearly every physical education pedagogy course has required fieldwork.
In fact, even the introductory courses in health and PE (KIN 103, HEA 101) involve
teaching public school students.
- Skillfulness – Teacher candidates become proficient in a wide range of skills including
yoga, golf, swimming, dance ultimate Frisbee and fitness among others. The seven activity
classes are taught by full-time faculty in a manner consistent with best practices
in physical education.
- Pedagogy – Teacher candidates will find that they are engaged with one another and
material in meaningful ways. The faculty practice what they preach in terms of student
involvement, creative teaching methods and real-world practicality.
- Success for All Children – Teacher candidates will learn how to promote lifetime physical
activity and fitness for all K-12 students regardless of skill, gender, disability
The guidance sheet lists all general education and major specific course requirements.
Use the appropriate guidance sheet depending entry date into the program: admitted Spring 2016 and prior , admitted Fall 2016 or after . For a listing of all health and physical education required classes including course
descriptions, please visit the undergraduate catalog.
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