Physical Education Teacher Education

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College of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Human Performance

Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall

570-422-3293......www.esu.edu/pete

About the Program

ESU has been recognized as a leader in teacher preparation since it began as a Normal School in 1893.

The Department of Physical Education at ESU offers a bachelor of science degree with majors in Physical Education and Health Education. In addition, students may choose to become certified as a Physical Education and Health Teacher in Pennsylvania.

The Physical Education and Health Teacher certification program is a unique and dynamic curriculum for prospective teachers. A student in this area will be prepared to become a teacher of physical education and health in the public schools.

This 136-credit degree program leads to Commonwealth teaching certificates in Health Education (P-12), and Health and Physical Education (P-12). Students interested in this program must complete the degree requirements for both a Bachelor of Science in Health Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. Only those students who satisfactorily complete all requirements in both the physical education and health education degree programs will be endorsed for certification to teach Health and Physical Education in Pennsylvania. Successful completion of the physical education teacher preparation program satisfies the academic requirements for a K-12 Health and Physical Education Teaching Certificate and K-12 Health Education Teaching Certificate in Pennsylvania, as well as eligibility for teacher certification in most other states.

The ESU physical education teacher preparation program is endorsed by NASPE/AAHPERD.

Employment / Career Opportunities

ESU physical education teacher education graduates are recognized as quality physical educators.

They are highly competitive in the employment market. ESU graduates can be found teaching health and physical education in school districts across Pennsylvania and throughout the country.

Graduates are also successful pursuing advanced degrees for positions in educational administration, research or college teaching.

This is a limited access program designed to provide the student with academic and professional experiences in preparation to teach Physical Education and Health in schools.

Are you interested in...

  • Being a positive influence on youth
  • Making a difference in people's lives
  • Helping others

Choose Physical Education Teacher Education at ESU

  • Small class size
  • Qualified, experienced faculty
  • Practical hands-on experience

Is a physical education teacher education a career path for me?

Career Potential

  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Health Teacher
  • Physical Education and Health Teacher

Career Settings

  • Public schools
  • Private schools
  • Colleges and universities — education administration, research

More detailed career information is available from the department.

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health Education

  • Program Features:

    The course requirements for the 136-credit program are listed below, as is a plan for completing the two degrees in eight semesters.

    Notes:

    • A minimum cumulative quality point average (QPA) as identified by Pennsylvania law, chapter 354 is required for all teacher education students. These minimum standards are required for admission, continuation, student teaching, and graduation from this program. Students should see the department chair for the overall and major QPA standards.
    • Eligibility for Pennsylvania Teacher Certification in Physical Education and Health requires the student to pass the Praxis I and II Exams.
    • The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has established new requirements for all candidates in teacher preparation programs. Please refer to the section Teacher Certification Requirements in this catalog for specific requirements for admission into teacher education programs.

  • Program Curriculum Plan

    • (Subject to change by the university without notice)

      Freshman Year

      Fall

      ENGL 103: English Composition

      3

      PSED 150: Introduction to Teaching all Students

      6

      PETE 100: Fundamental Content Knowledge in PE

      2

      2 PETE Activity Courses (choice)

      2

      HLTH 210: Foundations of Health Science

      3

      Subtotal

      16

      Spring

      ENGL 1 English Literature

      3

      MATH 1

      3

      PSY 100: General Psychology

      3

      2 PETE Activity Courses (choice)

      2

      HLTH 220: Personal & Consumer Health

      3

      PSED 250: Psychology of Learners in Diverse Communities

      3

      Subtotal

      17

      **Summer Class

      General Education Elective

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      6

      Sophomore Year

      Fall

      MATH 1…

      3

      BIOL 111: Human Anatomy & Physiology I

      4

      General Education Elective

      3

      HLTH 230: Community Health

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      16

      Spring

      General Education Elective

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      HLTH 240: Health Emergencies

      3

      EXSC 203: Mechanical Kinesiology

      3

      PETE 300: New Games & Adventures

      1

      PETE 305: Tactical Approach to Teaching Games I

      1

      PETE 306: Tactical Approach to Teaching Games II

      1

      Subtotal

      18

      **Summer Class

      General Education Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      3

      Junior Year

      Fall

      REED 350: Teaching Reading to Communities of Diverse Learners

      3

      EXSC 310: Exercise Physiology

      3

      PETE 302: Psychosocial Aspects of Children's Activity

      2

      General Education Elective

      3

      HLTH 310: Family Health (Fall Only)

      3

      HLTH 341: Nutrition Education (Fall Only)

      1.5

      HLTH 356: Drug & Alcohol Teacher Prep (Fall Only)

      1.5

      Subtotal

      17

      Retention Standards

      *Praxis II: Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge

      pre-requisite to PETE 400/HLTH 461

       

      Spring

      General Education Elective

      3

      PETE 345: Adapted Physical Education**

      3

      PETE 343: Analysis of Teaching PE**

      2

      PETE 307: Movement Experiences for Pre School/Primary Grade**

      1

      PETE 341: Movement Experiences for the Intermediate Grade Child**

      1

      PETE 344: Motor Learning Development**

      3

      HLTH 350: Promoting Emotional Well Being

      3

      Subtotal

      16

      Senior Year

      Fall

      PETE 400: PE Teaching & Assessing Strategies*

      3

      PETE 442: Movement Experiences for Secondary Education

      1

      PETE 445: O & A of Physical Education

      2

      HLTH 365: School Health Program

      3

      HLTH 461: Methodology in Health Ed

      3

      HLTH 462: Assessments in School Health

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Spring

      PETE 440: PE Student Teaching

      5/6

      HLTH 431: Health Student Teaching

      5/6

      HLTH/PETE 499: Content Specialist

      1

      Subtotal

      11-13

      Must achieve a 3.0 QPA for PA Teacher Certification

      Satisfactory HPE Professional Portfolio

      Praxis II: Health Education and HPE Content Knowledge

       

      Total Credits

      136

      *Renew Act 34, Act 114-FBI fingerprinting, Act 151 Apply to student teach

      ** Indicates that you must be screened into the HPE major prior to registering for these PETE courses.

      Teacher education program requirements have been changes to reflect new certification rules for students applying for certification after December 31, 2012.

      For more information, contact the department by calling 570-422-3293 or visit Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall 570-422-3293 www.esu.edu/pete

Faculty

Course Descriptions

  • PETE 100 Fundamental Content Knowledge in Physical Education (2)

    • This course is designed to introduce students to fundamental content knowledge related to teaching of physical education, physical activity, and sport. The laboratory experiences are designed to enable students to know and apply positive dispositions of a quality physical educator.

  • PETE 110 Concepts of Motion (1)

    • This course is designed to introduce the student to the study of motion in dance as the basis for all forms of activity. Through the course the student will explore fundamental motion concepts including energy flow, spatial organization, and rhythm and will explore application of process skills to creative activity (improvisation, composition). Three aspects of dance (kinesiological and anatomical, historical and theoretical, and aesthetic) will be emphasized.

  • PETE 111 Social Forms of Dance (1)

    • This course is a study of the social forms of dance and their ethnic sources. Social mixers, couple, groups, contra, and quadrille dancers, widely different in types and geographic origin, are included as well as standard ballroom dance rhythms, step patterns, and variations.

  • PETE 120 Physical Conditioning (1)

    • This course provides for development of programs of exercise and activity and individual assessment of status, needs, and goals and is designed to enable each individual to determine realistic goals for his/her development and the use of activity throughout his/her life.

  • PETE 121 Aerobic Fitness Activities (1)

    • This course is designed to introduce the student to the various aerobic fitness activities for adult populations. Techniques of fitness assessment, aerobic dance, jogging and aquacizing will be emphasized.

  • PETE 122 Strength Training (1)

    • This course is designed to give the student a broad background in the area of strength training. Various strength training programs, techniques, and trends will be examined. Students will have the opportunity to set up and become involved in various strength-training methods. Recommended prerequisite: PETE 120.

  • PETE 123 Yoga (1)

    • Yoga is a system of exercise and mindful movement which improves the health and physiological function of the entire body. The major emphasis in this course is on the asanas (postures) of yoga. Minor emphasis is on techniques to quiet and focus the mind, breath control and relaxation.

  • PETE 140 PED I: Personal Awareness Concepts and the Teaching of Physical Education (2)

    • This is the first course in a sequence of four courses focusing on teaching physical education. This course emphasizes the positive intrapersonal and interpersonal skills necessary to become a professional in physical education. Prerequisite or concurrent: PETE 100.

  • PETE 141 Movement Experiences for the Pre-School Child (1)

    • This course is an introduction to movement experiences appropriate for the pre-school child and his/her total integrated development; attention is focused upon the elements of movement, non-locomotor, and manipulative activities that promote development of perceptual-motor abilities, physical and motor fitness, and motor abilities. The proper selection and organization of activities that promote instructional objectives based upon student needs is stressed.

  • PETE 143 Educational Gymnastics (1)

    • This course provides for the integrated study of the bodily, dynamic, spatial, and action aspects of gymnastics. Students will be expected to increase and expand their skills and spotting abilities in the gymnastic environment by solving movement problems and performing tasks on the mats and single pieces, and combinations of equipment.

  • PETE 150 Backpacking, Orienteering, and Mountaineering (1)

    • This course includes basic skills of backpacking, land navigation, sport orienteering, and introductory experiences in rope handling, climbing, and rappelling. After successful completion of the course, the student will be able to plan and carry out a short backpacking trip, read a map and compass, follow a simple orienteering course, travel safely in the wilderness, and practice low impact camping skills.

  • PETE 153 Aquatics I (1)

    • This course includes development of skill proficiency and an increased understanding in basic aquatic adjustment skills, survival techniques, stroke mechanics, and elementary diving skills. Emphasis is placed on rhythmic breathing, drownproofing, treading, and the ability to perform elementary backstroke, sidestroke, front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke in acceptable form. Principles of hydrodynamics are presented. Prerequisites: Deep-water entry, 50 yard swim.

  • PETE 157 Outdoor Adventure Workshop (1)

    • This course provides an introduction to outdoor adventure activities including: group games or initiatives, high and low ropes course elements, camping, canoeing, backpacking, map and compass, angling and casting, and outdoor cooking. The course is offered in a concentrated time block. Students are housed at Stony Acres. An additional course fee is assessed for meals and canoe rental.

  • PETE 165 Golf I (1)

    • This course provides instruction in the basic strokes for the game: driving, approaching (long and short), and putting. It also covers the history of the sport, rules, courtesy, and fundamental strategy. Play on a golf course is required.

  • PETE 167 Track and Field Events I (1)

    • This course focuses upon the basic techniques involved in sprinting, hurdling, distance running, relays, and the throwing and jumping events. Instruction emphasizes skill acquisition through sequential learning steps.

  • PETE 170 Basketball I (1:0:3)

    • The course is designed to analyze the game of basketball, to develop the basic skills necessary to play the game, to develop an understanding and the use of basic offensive and defensive strategy, and to demonstrate a knowledge of the rules and their interpretation.

  • PETE 171 Field Hockey I (1)

    • Field Hockey I will acquaint the student with the fundamental nature of the sport, enable the student to understand offensive and defensive play, and provide the student with the basic performance skills necessary for play.

  • PETE 172 Football I (1)

    • This is a basic course designed to teach the fundamentals of football techniques including blocking, tackling, pass catching, throwing the ball, offensive and defensive line play, linebacker skills, defensive and offensive backfield play, and kicking the ball (punts, extra points and field goals).

  • PETE 173 Lacrosse I (1)

    • Emphasis on this course is placed on understanding, by performance and verbalization, the fundamental aspects of play skills, basic offensive and defense strategy and the relationships between these elements as they contribute to effective play. (USWLA Rules, 12 players, natural boundaries, and no contact.)

  • PETE 174 Soccer I (1)

    • This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental skills of the game of soccer and to provide an understanding of the application of the skills for classroom situations.

  • PETE 177 Wrestling I (1)

    • Wrestling I is designed to give the student knowledge and understanding of the basic rules, skills, and strategies involved in wrestling, so that the student can demonstrate these factors in both instructional and competitive situations.

  • PETE 180 Baseball I (1)

    • This is a basic course to develop an understanding of baseball techniques, the performance of its basic skills, and the methods used in the teaching of these skills.

  • PETE 181 Softball I (1)

    • Softball I is designed to enable the student to recognize the nature and scope of softball and to understand softball rules and apply these rules in softball games. The student will develop ability in the execution of basic softball skills and application of game strategy.

  • PETE 182 Badminton (1)

    • This course is designed to provide the student with experiences relevant to the execution and analysis of the basic skills of badminton (serves, clear, smash, drop, drive, and net shots). The student should be able to apply the rules and basic strategy of singles and doubles in a recreational tournament situation.

  • PETE 183 Racquetball (1)

    • Racquetball is designed to teach the fundamentals of the game. Included are stroking techniques, game tactics, and practice in singles, threes, and doubles play in competitive situations. Supplementary information concerning the history and rules of the game is also presented.

  • PETE 184 Tennis I (1)

    • The focus of this course is effectiveness in the performance of the serve, the serve return, forehand and backhand drives, approaches, and volleys. The course includes knowledge of stroke production and selection in relation to placement and speed of the ball, knowledge of rules, scoring, terminology, as well as basic strategy for singles and doubles play and awareness of the social and cultural conduct and functions of tennis in the United States.

  • PETE 185 Volleyball I (1)

    • This course is designed to analyze the game of volleyball, to develop the basic skills necessary to play the game, to develop an understanding and use of basic offensive and defensive strategy, and to demonstrate a knowledge of the rules and their interpretations.

  • PETE 200 Movement and the Learning Process (3)

    • This course is designed to acquaint the student with research findings, empirical evidence, and theoretical constructs regarding movement and learning; emphasis is placed upon the state of the learner, the learning process, and the conditions for learning.

  • PETE 216 Creative Dance for Children (2)

    • This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of teaching creative dance for children including a conceptual approach to dance and fostering children's growth through a creative, child-centered dance curriculum. It will include information on the nature of dance for children, choosing age-appropriate topics, strategies for facilitation of dance experience, and group discussions as well as guided practical experiences. Prerequisite: PETE 110.

  • PETE 242 Movement Experiences in Early Childhood Education (3)

    • Course content covers growth characteristics, motor development, physical and perceptual motor abilities, self-concept, and play behaviors of the early childhood population. The student will be expected to apply these concepts by using various assessment tools to determine children's developmental levels and by designing and teaching developmentally appropriate lessons to children. Prerequisite: ECED 162.

  • PETE 286 Early Internship (1 to 3 credits)

    • This experience enables a student to explore the role of a professional in a sport fitness or rehabilitation setting under the close supervision of a work-site supervisor. Prerequisites: 30 semester hours; 2.0 QPA; department approval.

  • PETE 290 Special Topics (Semester hours arranged.)

    • These courses are designed to meet specific needs of groups of students or are offered on a trial basis in order to determine the demand for and value of introducing them as a part of the university curriculum.

  • PETE 300 New Games and Adventure Activities (1)

    • This course involves nontraditional games and exercises, group initiative problems, low and high ropes course elements. Spotting, belaying, and new games leadership skills will be developed. The student will have the opportunity to meet new challenges, take risks, and overcome obstacles through individual and group effort. Extensive use will be made of the Stony Acres ropes course. All students must show evidence of health/accident insurance coverage.

  • PETE 302 Psycho-Social Aspects of Children's Activity (2)

    • This course analyzes movement activities as psycho-social phenomena, including consideration of the symbolic and cultural nature of movement forms within a framework of student personality, motivation, social values and organization.

  • PETE 305 A Tactical Approach to Games I (1)

    • This course emphasizes the conceptual similarities among target and net/wall sports.Performances of basic strategies, as well as knowledge of teaching concepts that cross the sport categories will be emphasized. Students will analyze strategies and draw inferences to expand student learning through the use of debate of ideas and questioning. Pre-requisite: PETE 100, and admission to HP-CTPE Program.

  • PETE 306 A Tactical Approach to Games II (1)

    • This course emphasizes the conceptual similarities among hit/run and invasion sports. Performance of basic strategies, as well as knowledge of teaching concepts that cross the sport categories will be emphasized. Students will analyze strategies and draw inferences to expand student learning through the use of debate of ideas and questioning. Prerequisites: PETE 111, PETE 120, PETE 143, PETE 153, or PETE 453.

  • PETE 310 Movement for the Performing Artist (3)

    • This course examines experientially the special qualities of movement as a performing art and the application of movement in the delineation of situation, character, mood. The attainment of control, kinesthetic sensitivity, and the ability to move with clarity and expression are important goals of the course. Prerequisite: PETE 110 or equivalent.

  • PETE 341 Movement Experiences for the Intermediate Grade Child (1)

    • This course is a study of movement experiences appropriate for intermediate grade children. Attention is focused upon selecting and designing appropriate teaching practices. Emphasis will be placed on the use of a variety of instructional strategies and on children's response to learning environments. Included is a practice teaching experience with emphasis on small-sided games, conditioning, and leisure time activities. Prerequisite: PETE 307, Admission to Teacher Certification Program.

  • PETE 343 Analysis of Teaching Physical Education (2)

    • This course emphasizes the study of teaching and learning in physical education settings. The candidates will learn and apply specific observational systems and will analyze data to determine its relationship to existing concepts in teaching and learning. Additionally students will identify effective instructional strategies to address the needs and maximize instructional access to all students. Evaluation of teacher feedback data will provide an awareness of the impact of specific feedback related to each student during actual physical education class in the public school. Attention will be focused on the productive involvement of ALL students in physical education settings including cognition, physical, social, behavioral, and language. Prerequisite: Admission to Teaching Certification Program.

  • PETE 344 Motor Learning and Development (3)

    • This course is designed to acquaint the student with research findings, empirical evidence, and theoretical constructs regarding movement and learning; emphasis is placed upon the state of the learner, the learning process, and the conditions for learning. In addition, this course acquaints the student with the motor development of preschool through adolescent children. It prepares the student to derive implications for the teaching of physical education from motor development research in the psychomotor and cognitive domains and gives the student practical experiences in assessing motor development through laboratory experiences. Prerequisites: PETE 100 and admission to HP-CTPE.

  • PETE 345 Adapted Physical Education (3)

    • This course provides the students with the competencies necessary to screen and evaluate the needs of individuals with various physical and/or mental disabilities. Developing goals and learning objectives in the area of motor fitness as well as adapting activities based on the needs of the individual are emphasized. Students will participate in an intense field experience. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Certification Program.

  • PETE 353 Lifeguard Training (1)

    • Successful completion of this course leads to acquisition of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate. This course replaces the Advanced Lifesaving course. The Lifeguard Training course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to be a lifeguard at a swimming pool or a protected (non-surf) open-water beach. Prerequisites: 500 yards continuous swim consisting of front crawl, breaststroke and sidestroke; retrieval of 10 pounds from 8 feet of water and treading water for 2 minutes using the legs only.

  • PETE 360 Gymnastics Certification (3)

    • An in-depth analysis of the major areas affecting mechanical analysis of gymnastic movement, trends and innovations of gymnastics, and teaching methodology for basic to advanced level skills. Additional emphasis centers around a critical review of the research relevant to safety and spotting in the gymnastics discipline. Prerequisites: PETE 160 or 161 or equivalent.

  • PETE 400 PE Teaching and Assessment Strategies (3)

    • This course is a study of the application of standards-based practice best instruction and assessment related to physical education and physical activity. Differentiated instruction, efficient planning and assessment, coordinated delivery and use of multiple instructional strategies will be emphasized. Students are required to participate in a concurrent intense field experience. Prerequisites: PETE 307, PETE 341, PETE 343, PETE 344, Admission into HP-CTPE Program and Pass Praxis 2: Fundamental Subject Content Knowledge exam.

  • PETE 410 Meeting Children's Needs Through Movement Activities (3)

    • This course is an opportunity for elementary classroom teachers, physical educators, occupational, recreational, physical and play therapist, school counselors, parents and others who work with children to gather new ideas and activities to use in meeting children's social, emotional, cognitive, as well as physical needs. Emphasis will be placed on activities that can be done within the classroom or other limited space as well as those which can be done in the gymnasium or on the playground or field. These activities are inclusive of all participants. Prerequisites: PETE 306 and 341.

  • PETE 440 Physical Education Student Teaching (5-6)

    • This course included two placements for student teaching, one at the elementary level ((PK-6) and the other at the secondary level (7-12). This course is guided by the collaborative efforts of a university supervisor, a department content specialist, and two different cooperating teachers. Prerequisites: Admission to HP-CTPE, Passed Praxis: Fundamental Subjects-Content Knowledge; All required PETE 300-400 level courses, PSED 161, 242: minimum 96 credits, minimum 2.8 QPA overall & PE.

  • PETE 441 Movement Activities for Special Populations (1)

    • This course is a study and presentation of movement experiences appropriate for individuals with various physical and/or mental disabilities. Understanding the nature of sensory, cognitive, behavioral, and physical disabilities will facilitate strategies for instructing and modifying activities for individuals with disabilities is emphasized. Additionally, information regarding recent federal public law will be disseminated as well as the development of an individualized education program (IEP) for an individual with a disability. Lastly, students will gain hands-on experience teaching individuals with disabilities in a physical education environment. Prerequisites: PETE 306, 341, and admission to HP-CTPE.

  • PETE 442 Movement Experience for Secondary Education (1)

    • This course is a study of movement experiences appropriate to all students enrolled in secondary physical education courses. Attention is focused on the developmentally appropriate movement experiences designed to advocate the promotion of healthy life styles and concepts, principals and strategies of movement. Practical teaching experiences with junior and senior high school students are included. Prerequisites: PETE 307, PETE 341, PETE 343, PETE 344 Admission into HP-CTPE Program and Pass Praxis 2: Fundamental Subject Content Knowledge.

  • PETE 445 Organization and Administration of Physical Education (2)

    • This course is designed to enable the student to demonstrate ability to utilize accepted practices of administering physical education programs as well as intramurals, clubs, and interscholastic sport. It includes in-depth analysis of administrative concepts as they relate to practice. Prerequisites: PETE 100; for teacher certification students: PETE 100 and 400 (or concurrent registration in 400) and admission to HP-CTPE.

  • PETE 446 Curriculum and Evaluation (2)

    • This course provides an opportunity for the student to demonstrate knowledge of the principles and procedures of standards-based education curriculum construction, of the procedures whereby observable learned behavior can be evaluated, and of the techniques for organizing and treating data. Prerequisites: PETE 341, 400 (or concurrent registration in 400) and admission to HP-CTPE.

  • PETE 453 Water Safety Instructor (1)

    • Satisfactory completion of this course leads to certification as a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. The course focuses on the development of skill proficiency and teaching proficiency of swimming and lifesaving skills. The Red Cross Introduction to Health Services Education course (IHSE) is incorporated into the Water Safety course. Prerequisites: Current lifeguard training card and successful completion of Red Cross swimming prerequisite.

  • PETE 454 Lifeguard Instructor (1)

    • Satisfactory completion of this course leads to certification as an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor. This course prepares instructor candidates to teach Lifeguard Training, Basic Water Safety, Emergency Water Safety, and the Lifeguard Review course. Prerequisites: Lifeguard Training Certificate (FIT/PETE 353); Current CPR Certificate/standard First Aid Certificate.

  • PETE 485 Independent Study (Semester hours arranged)

    • This course deals with independent research and study under the direction of a faculty member and is designed to deepen the student's interest in a particular area of an academic field. The directing faculty member will be available exclusively to the student for a minimum of five hours per credit. Approval for enrollment must be obtained from the faculty member and from the department chair. Approval and granting of credit must be in accordance with procedures and standards established by departmental faculty. The student must present a study prospectus prior to approval. Prerequisites: PETE 100, 15 credits in PETE.

  • PETE 486 Field Experiences and Internships (Semester hours arranged)

    • Requirements for Approval: All internship sites must be approved by the department faculty. Each application for an internship must be approved by the faculty member in charge of the experience, the director/supervisor of the site where the internship will be done, and the department chair. Before application is made, students must meet the following requirements:

      1. Have faculty recommendation based on qualities essential for success in the assigned environment.
      2. Have successfully completed at least 96 semester hours of credit.
      3. Have no incomplete grades in required courses.
      4. Have a minimum average of 2.0 GPA overall and in the major.
      5. Application deadlines are:
        1. October 15 for spring semester internships;
        2. March 15 for fall and summer internships
  • PETE 499 Student Teaching Internship (1)

    • This course is designed to provide the candidate with an opportunity to work with a Physical Education Content Specialist during the clinical semester. The course will enhance the candidate's ability to understand and maximize the relationship between the subject matter and pedagogy. Prerequisites: Concurrent with PETE 440 and HLTH 431.