Physical Education - Health and Human Performance
Our pre-service teacher education program effectively meets the second component of the university’s mission by providing baccalaureate degree programs which meet primarily regional needs in arts and sciences, teacher education, business, and information technology. To that end, our pre-service teacher candidates will spend more than 120 hours in local school settings prior to student teaching.
Effective teacher preparation demands that pre-service teachers have laboratory experiences with children/adolescents during their preparation. These experiences are designed to acquaint teacher candidates with a variety of schools and settings and to encourage them to connect educational theories with practice. Our pre-service engagement experiences are with multiple developmental levels, structured and supervised by university and school faculty, and often supported by collaborative PACCE grants written by faculty, local K-12 partners, and pre-service educators.
The following web links will give insight into some of the different engagement activities we are doing to connect theory into practice for our undergraduates:
Physical Education Community Outreach -
Adapted Physical Education - /news/students-learn-adapted-physical-education
Technology Use in Physical Education - /news/students-acquire-new-technology-physical-education
Physical Education K - 12 Teacher Certification Curriculum
Below are documents outlining the suggested course of study and the specific navigation of course prerequisites.