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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Physical Education Teaching Education Major K-8 (State Endorsement #146)

Required Courses:

  • Bio 104 Human Biology 4
  • SpSc 110 Intro to Health Careers & Injury Management 4
  • SpSc 116 Movement Education 4
  • SpSc 120 Functional Human Anatomy 4
  • SpSc 151 Foundations of PE (Spring Only) 4
  • SpSc 208 Elementary Methods of Physical Education 4
  • SpSc 241 Health/PE Practicum 4
  • SpSc 250 Personal Health and Wellness 4
  • SpSc 325 Adaptive PE (offered in spring of even numbered years) 4
  • SpSc 385 Senior Capstone OR Educ 388 Student Teaching (See page 2, this is 7 credits) 4

Total Credits: 40

Physical Education Teaching Education Major 5-12 (State Endorsement #147)

Required Courses:

  • Bio 104 Human Biology 4
  • SpSc 116 Movement Education 4
  • SpSc 110 Intro to Health Careers & Injury Management 4
  • SpSc 120 Functional Human Anatomy 4
  • SpSc 151 Foundations of PE (Spring Only) 4
  • SpSc 241 Health/PE Practicum 4
  • SpSc 250 Personal Health and Wellness 4
  • SpSc 321 Secondary Methods of Physical Education 4
  • SpSc 325 Adaptive PE (offered in spring of even numbered years) 4
  • SpSc 385 Senior Capstone OR Educ 388 Student Teaching (See page 2, this is 7 credits) 4

Total Credits: 40

Additional Requirements:

  • To be accepted into the Student Teaching Program, students must successfully complete methods courses at Simpson College, or demonstrate competency or meet departmental approval in this area.
  • Education students must also complete a math requirement to meet Iowa licensure requirements.
  • PETE majors and those seeking a Health endorsement are required to successfully complete courses within the Education Department in order to be a candidate for teaching licensure.
  • Students not seeking teaching licensure must complete the secondary endorsement course work towards graduation and complete the departmental Senior Capstone experience.

Required Student Teaching Courses:

  • Educ 114 Foundations of Education 4
  • Educ 118 Student Learning and Development 4
  • Educ 222 Assessment, Planning, and Teaching 2
  • Educ 312 Exceptional Students 4
  • Educ 321 Human Relations in Teaching 4
  • Educ 388PL Student Teaching: Elementary PE 7
  • Educ 388PS Student Teaching: Secondary PE 7
  • Educ 398D/C Student Teaching Seminar 1

Health Endorsement for K-12:

Required courses:

  • NaSc 107 Nutrition 4
  • Educ 118 Student Learning and Development (4)
  • Biol 104 Human Biology (4)
  • SpSc 120 Functional Human Anatomy (4)
  • SpSc 151 Foundations of PE (Spring Only) (4)
  • SpSc 241 Health/PE Practicum (4)
  • SpSc 250 Personal Health and Wellness 4
  • SpSc 308 Health Methods and Curriculum (K-12 Endorse, offered in fall of odd numbered years) 4
  • SpSc 312 Public/Community Health and Safety (Fall Only) 4

Total Credits: 36

( ) are the courses that are embedded in the PETE major.

The PETE Major, Education 388 PH and 398, student teaching in Physical Education and Health and ST Seminar must be completed to be eligible for the health endorsement.