Physical Education Teacher Education Program

Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Major

The PETE major prepares students to become a licensed Physical Education teacher. Requirements for this major include courses from the SpSc department as well as from the Education department. Teacher education programs require a 2.75 minimum cumulative grade point average. Student teaching must be completed to be eligible for teacher licensure. However, the PETE major may be obtained if the student teaching is not successfully completed.

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Required Courses

Physical Education Major 5-12 (State Endorsement #147) Students will complete ten courses plus a capstone as follows: Required:

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  • Biol 104 Human Biology  *SR area of engagement
  • SpSc 116 Movement Education  *OC embedded skill
  • SpSc 151 Foundations of Physical Education
  • SpSc 160 Basic Athletic Training
  • SpSc 205 Theory of Individual and Team Sports
  • SpSc 240 Kinesiology and Body Mechanics
  • SpSc 241 Health/PE Advanced Practicum
  • SpSc 321 Secondary Methods of Physical Education  *WC and OC embedded skills
  • SpSc 325 Adapted PE  *WC embedded skill

Capstone:

  • SpSc 385 or 388 Senior Capstone Internship or Student Teaching

Physical Education Major K-8 (State Endorsement #146) Students will complete nine courses plus a capstone as follows: Required:

  • Biol 104 Human Biology  *SR area of engagement
  • SpSc 116 Movement Education  *OC embedded skill
  • SpSc 151 Foundations of Physical Education
  • SpSc 160 Basic Athletic Training
  • SpSc 205 Theory of Individual and Team Sports
  • SpSc 208 Elementary Methods of Physical Education  *WC embedded skill
  • SpSc 240 Kinesiology and Body Mechanics
  • SpSc 241 Health/PE Advanced Practicum
  • SpSc 325 Adapted PE

Capstone:

  • SpSc 385 or 388 senior capstone internship or student teaching

In addition to the major, these courses are required for teaching licensure:

  • Educ 114 Foundations of Education  *CE area of engagement
  • Educ 118 Student Development and Learning
  • Educ 222 Assessment, Planning and Teaching (2 credits)
  • Educ 312 Exceptional Students
  • Educ 321 Human Relations in Teaching  *DP area of engagement
  • Educ 388PL Student Teaching: Elementary PE* (7-14 credits)
  • Educ 388PS Student Teaching: Secondary PE * (7-14 credits)
  • Educ 389 D/C Student Teaching Seminar (1 credit)

*Student Teaching component may consist of 2 or more assignments, totaling 14 weeks. Each week equates to one credit. Education students must also complete a Math licensure requirement to meet Iowa Licensure requirements.

 

Typical Four Year Course Progression:

First Year:

Educ 114

Educ 118 (or fall second year)

SpSc 116 (fall only)

SpSc 151 (spring only)

Second Year:

Educ 222

Biol 104 (any year, fall only)

SpSc 160 (any year)

SpSc 205 (any year, fall only)

SpSc 208 *only for K-8 endorsement (fall only)

Third Year:

Educ 312

Educ 321

SpSc 240 (any year)

SpSc 321 *only for 5-12 endorsement (spring only)

SpSc 241 (May term only)

Fourth Year:

SpSc 325 (spring only)

Student Teaching (capstone) - if athlete, this takes place opposite of sport