K-12 Curriculum

Physical Education Teacher Education Major:All Levels (Early/Middle Childhood, Middle Level, Adolescence/Youth Adult)

Students who plan to teach in the elementary or secondary schools with a major or minor in Physical Education Teacher Education must also complete a complementary major in secondary education. Students completing this degree will be certified to teach physical education P-12 and health 7-12.

This teaching major requires a minimum of 53 credit hours.

Students must also pass all portions of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) and gain formal admission into the Teacher Education program in the Education Department.

Courses must include:

  • PE 150 Foundations of Physical Education and Sport  3 cr.
  • PE 155 Dance Patterns & Forms 2 cr
  • PE 165 Gymnastics 2 cr
  • PE 175 Experimental Education 2 cr
  • PE 190 First Aid, Health & Safety 2 cr
  • PE 191 1st Aid Inst. Certif.  1 cr,  or PE 192 Sport First Aid 1 cr
  • PE 230 Seminar in Health 3 cr
  • PE 231 Substance Abuse & Health 3 cr
  • PE 270 Teaching Swimming 2 cr
  • PE 289 Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary School 3 cr
  • PE 315 Teaching of Team Sports 3 cr
  • PE 325 Teaching Individual & Dual Sports 3 cr
  • PE 360 Adapted Physical Education 3 cr
  • PE 370 Kinesiology I 3 cr
  • PE 410 Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Education 3 cr
  • PE 489 (ED 489) The Teaching of Physical Education 3 cr
  • One of the following:
  • PE 372 Kinesiology II  3 cr
  • PE 386 Fitness Assessment and Prescription  3 cr
  • PE 440 Exercise Physiology  3 cr

Other Requirements Include:

  • PSY 110  Introduction to Psychology 3 cr
  • PSY 111 Psychology Lab  1 cr
  • BIO 151 Human Physiology and Anatomy I  4 cr
  • BIO 152 Human Physiology and Anatomy II 4 cr
  • BIO 205 Fundamental Nutrition 3 cr, OR  BIO 260 Human Nutrition  3 cr
  • COMM 243 Public Communication  3 cr

The complementary major in Secondary Education for Physical Education Teacher Education must include:

 ED 203, ED 304, ED 306, ED 308, ED 350,ED 351, ED 357, ED 450, ED 451, ED 452, ED 460, SPED 440, and ED 459

For further assistance please contact:

Dr. Brarbra Tyree, Director
Physical Education Teacher Education Program
barbara.tyree@valpo.edu