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Physical Education Teaching (K-12)

BS (The physical education major leading to New York state teacher certification requires 36.5 hours in physical education courses, 11.5+ in required activities and 29 in education requirements.)

Requirements for Major Leading to Teacher Certification

For admission to the teacher education area, a student must:
1. Complete an application (available from the education department office, 200 Chamberlain Center)
2. Successfully complete the writing sample assessment
3. Present a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5
4. Demonstrate acceptable evidence of professional dispositions
5. Receive formal approval from the Teacher Education Committee
For entry into physical education courses containing practicum experiences a student must
1. Have been admitted to the appropriate path within the teacher education area
2. Present a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.6
3. Receive approval from the Physical Education Department Chair
NOTE: Continuation in remaining practicum experiences is contingent upon successful completion of all requirements for coursework and field placements.
To be approved for student teaching, a student must:
1. Complete and submit the Application for Professional Field Semester by the end of the second week of the semester prior to the requested professional semester
2. Have successfully completed the junior level course sequence appropriate to the major
3. Present a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7
4. Demonstrate acceptable evidence of professional dispositions
5. Complete all state-mandated training sessions required for certification (completed in EDUC 202)
6. Complete all of the required contact hours
7. Receive formal approval from the Teacher Education Committee

Physical Education Teaching (K-12) Major

Pre/Co-requisitesCredits
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 4
Total 4
Core RequirementsCredits
BIOL 217 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 218 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PHED 212 Foundations of Physical Education and Health 2
PHED 237 Holistic Health 4
PHED 246 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2
PHED 248 Inclusive Physical Education 2
PHED 249 Inclusive Physical Education Practicum 0.5
PHED 306 Principles of Coaching and Sport Management 4
PHED 308 First Aid/Safety 2
PHED 320 Measurement and Evaluation in P E 4
PHED 330 Physiology of Exercise 4
PHED 341 Kinesiology 4
Total 36.5
Required ActivitiesCredits
PHED Sport Competencies 0
PHED 123 Canoeing 0.5
PHED 124 Cross Country Skiing 0.5
PHED 125 Downhill Skiing 0.5
PHED 229 Educational Gymnastics and Movement Foundations 2
PHED 230 Aquatics 2
PHED 254 Teaching Net/Wall/Target Sports 2
PHED 255 Teaching Team Passing/Striking/Fielding Sports 2
PHED 256 Cooperative Games 1
Choose one course from the following list:
REC 103 Initiatives 1
REC 109 Highlander Adventure 2
REC 227 Outdoor Leadership Training  4
REC 240 Administration of Organized Camps 4
REC 301 Methods and Materials: Camps and Outdoor Ed 4
PHED 220 Adventure Sports 3 or 4
Total 11.5+
Education RequirementsCredits
EDUC 202 Topics in Professionalism 0
EDUC 217 Education and American Culture  4
EDUC 240 Teaching in Urban America 2
EDUC 313 Language, Literacy and Curriculum Integration for Diverse Learners 4
PHED 225 Teaching Elementary Physical Education 2
PHED 235 Teaching Practicum I 0.5
PHED 302 Teaching Secondary Physical Education 2
PHED 303 Teaching Practicum II 0.5
PHED 405 and 407 Student Teaching (CPR/First Aid must be current) 12
PHED 411 Senior Capstone: Issues Seminar in Physical Education 2
Total 29

The Physical Education Teaching major satisfies the Health and Wellness competencies with the following courses:

  1. PHED 237 Holistic Health
  2. PHED 330 Physiology of Exercise
  3. PHED 229 Educational Gymnastics and Movement Foundations
  4. PHED 123 Canoeing or PHED 124 Cross Country Skiing or PHED 125 Downhill Skiing

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