B.A. in Education

Secondary Education Specialization: Physical Education

Students pursuing physical education for their secondary education focus must be accepted as a major in that content area. This program includes coursework in psychology, human development, teaching methods, curriculum, and a supervised field practicum experience (student teaching) in a nearby school setting.

For continuation in the teacher education program, an education major must maintain a cumulative degree average of 2.75 or better, with a B or higher in education courses, a C+ or better in all pre-major, pre-professional courses, as well as a 2.75 GPA in the content major.

Major Requirements

Summary of Requirements

2011-2012

General Studies

40

Pre-Major Courses

18

Major and Related Courses

34-37

Content Major Courses

52

Free Electives

0

TOTAL

144-147

Requirements for a Major in Education with a Specialization in Secondary Education (K-12 Physical Education/Teacher Education)

For continuation in a teacher education program, an education major must maintain a cumulative degree average of 2.75 or better, with a B or higher in education courses, a C+ or better in all pre-major, pre-professional courses, as well as a 2.75 content major GPA.

Required pre-major courses 18 hours

To be taken in freshman or sophomore year:
EDF 323 Educational Psychology (3)
LIN 101 Sign Language and Sign Systems (3)
PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSY 311 Development I: Child Psychology (3)
PSY 313 Development II: Adolescent Psychology (3)

Required major courses for K-12 Physical Education/Teacher Education  34-37 hours*

Pre-professional Component:
EDU 250 Introduction to Education and Teaching (3)
EDU 311 Foundations of Literacy: Teaching and Learning (3)

Professional Component:
EDU 600 K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology (3)
EDU 641 Literacy Teaching and Learning: Secondary Grades (3)
EDU 458 Student Teaching in the K-12 School (9)
EDU 670 Teaching Students with Disabilities (3)*
EDU 493 Integrative Practicum and Seminar in Teaching (3)
EDU 694 Student Teaching Seminar (3)
*Students receiving a "B" or better in PED 417 can have EDU 470 waived.

Required Education Elective in Diversity/Social Justice - Choose one course:
DST 311 Dynamics of Oppression (3)
DST 316 Disability Studies (3)
GOV 370 Human Rights (3)
SWK 318 Human Diversity (3)

Required courses for physical education 52 hours

BIO 203 Anatomy & Physiology for Human Service Majors (4)
EDU/PED 486 Teaching Physical Education and Wellness in Secondary Schools (3)
PED 121 Foundations of Physical Education and Wellness (3)
PED 200 Introduction to Leading Physical Activity (3)
PED 201 Outdoor/Experimental Learning in Physical Education (2)
PED 202 Fundamental Movement, Rhythms, and Gymnastics (3)
PED 203 Concepts and Skills of Racquet Sports (2)
PED 204 Concepts and Skills of Physical Fitness (2)
PED 205 Concepts and Skills of Invasion Games (2)
PED 206 Concepts and Skills of Non-Invasion Games (2)
PED 232 Motor Learning (3)
PED 240 Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Education (3)
PED 341 Kinesiology (3)
PED 348 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Wellness (3)
PED 368 Physiology of Exercise (3)
PED 380 Applying Physical Activity Theory into Practice (3)
PED 386 Teaching Physical Education and Wellness in Elementary Schools (3)
PED 410 Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Wellness (3)
PED 417 Teaching Adapted Physical Education (3)

Field Experience Requirements 100 Clock Hours

Students will complete field experiences in conjunction with the courses below. These field experience hours do not count in the summary of requirements for the specialization. Students will be required to pay a fee for suitability background checks prior to their initial field experiences in the program.
EDU 311 Foundations of Literacy: Teaching and Learning 30 clock hours
EDU 600 K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology 40 clock hours
EDU 641 Literacy Teaching and Learning: Secondary Grades 30 clock hours

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