Bachelor of Science in Education Degree - Physical Education (K-12)

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Minor Courses

Professional Secondary Education and ELED 298

Pre-Professional Experience: Elementary

Student Learning Outcomes

STANDARD #1:  SKILL and FITNESS BASED COMPETENCE

Physical education teacher candidates are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health-enhancing fitness as delineated in the NASPE K-12.  (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes IV & VI.)

 Teacher candidate WILL...

1.1  Demonstrate personal competence in motor skill performance for a variety of physical activities and movement patterns.

1.2  Demonstrate personal competence in health-enhancing fitness.

1.3  Demonstrate performance concepts related to skillful movement in a variety of physical activities. 

STANDARD #2:  SCIENTIFIC and THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE

Physical education teacher candidates know and apply discipline specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of a physically educated person.  (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II & VI.)

Teacher candidate WILL…

2.1  Describe and apply physiological and biomechanical concepts related to skillful movement, physical activity and fitness/wellness.

2.2  Describe and apply motor learning, psychological and behavioral theory related to skillful movement, physical activity and fitness/wellness.

2.3  Describe and apply motor development theory and principles related to skillful movement, physical activity and fitness/wellness.

2.4  Identify historical, philosophical and social perspectives of physical education issues and legislation.

2.5  Analyze and correct critical elements of motor skills and performance concepts.

STANDARD #3:  PLANNING and IMPLEMENTATION

Physical education teacher candidates plan and implement a variety of developmentally appropriate learning experiences and content aligned with local, state and national standards to develop physically educated individuals.  (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes III & VI.)

Teacher candidate WILL…

3.1  Design and implement short and long term plans that are linked to program and instructional goals as well as a variety of student needs.

3.2  Develop appropriate (e.g. measurable, developmentally appropriate, performance-based) goals and objectives aligned with local, state and/or national standards that lead to student learning.

3.3  Design and implement content that is aligned with lesson objectives.

3.4  Plan and implement effective demonstrations, explanations, instructional cures and prompts to link physical activity concepts to appropriate learning experiences.

3.5  Plan for the management of resources to provide active, fair and equitable learning experiences.

3.6  Design and implement progressive and sequential instruction adapted to diverse student needs, adding specific accommodations for varying student ability.

3.7  Plan and implement lessons and units that demonstrate a respect and understanding of student diversity.

3.8  Design and implement student learning experiences that integrate technology.

STANDARD #4:  INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY and MANAGEMENT

Physical education teacher candidates use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning.  (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcome III.)

Teacher candidate WILL…

4.1  Demonstrates effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills across a variety of instructional formats.

4.2  Provide instructional feedback which results in skill acquisition, student learning and motivation. 

4.3  Recognize the changing dynamics of the environment and adjust instructional tasks based on student responses/performances.

4.4  Utilize managerial rules, routines and transitions to create and maintain a safe and effective learning environment (Best Practices).

4.5  Implement strategies to help students demonstrate responsible personal and social behaviors in a productive learning environment.

STANDARD #5:  IMPACT on STUDENT LEARNING  

Physical education teacher candidates utilize assessments and reflection to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional  Learning Outcome II.)

Teacher candidate WILL…

5.1  Select or create appropriate assessments that will measure student achievement of the goals and objectives.

5.2  Use a variety of appropriate assessments to evaluate student learning before, during and after instruction.

5.3  Utilize the reflective cycle to implement change in teacher performance, student, instructional goals and instructional decisions.

STANDARD #6:  PROFESSIONALISM

Physical education teacher candidates demonstrate dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals.  (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcome V.)

Teacher candidate WILL…

6.1  Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with the belief that all students can be physically educated students.

6.2  Participate in activities that lead to professional growth and development.

6.3  Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with the professional ethics of highly qualified teachers.

6.4  Communicate in ways that convey respect and sensitivity.

6.5  Identify and use resources that enhance student learning, program development and opportunity for physical activities.

Requirements

Physical Education K-12 Major Courses

HPER 100Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

2

HPER 120Swimming

1

HPER 207Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

2

HPER 208Introduction to Physical Education

3

HPER 210First Aid and CPR

1

HPER 215Survey of Human Anatomy

4

HPER 216Skill Themes and Movement Concepts for the Elementary School

2

HPER 217Personal and Community Health

2

HPER 220Teaching Social, Folk and Square Dance

2

HPER 240Principles of Human Nutrition

3

HPER 320Teaching Weight Training

2

HPER 328Biomechanics

3

HPER 328LBiomechanics Lab

1

HPER 360Adapted Physical Education

2

HPER 380Teaching Individual and Dual Activities

3

HPER 385Teaching Team Sports

2

HPER 410Psychology and Sociology of Sport and Exercise

2

HPER 420Organization and Administration of Physical Education

2

HPER 430Measurement and Evaluation

2

HPER 432Physiology Of Exercise

3

EDUC 390EHealth Education Methods

2

ELED 390HTeaching Physical Education in the Elementary School

2

SEED 390PMethods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education

3

PSYC 240Human Sexuality

3

 

Total Credit Hours: 54

NOTE: In addition to completing the Secondary Professional Education Sequence, students must also complete ELED 298 – Pre-Professional Experience: Elementary.

ELED 390H: Physical Education Majors only.