Licensure in Physical Education (K-6, 7-12, K-12)

All students pursuing licensure in physical education must complete the B.S. in health sciences core with the physical education concentration, and the appropriate licensure specific courses listed below. To be recommended for EDU-4835, Physical Education Student Teaching, students must pass Praxis I, have a GPA of 3.0 or better, and earn at least a B- in all licensure specific courses. Recommendation for Vermont teacher licensure requires a successful review of the student's professional portfolio and an overall GPA of at least a 3.0. Students must also submit passing scores on the Praxis II content knowledge examination.

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

Health Sciences Core

AHS-1010

Contemporary Health Issues

3

__________

AHS-2040

Advanced First Aid & Emergency Care

4

__________

AHS-2130

Programs for Lifetime Health & Fitness

3

__________

AHS-3120

Kinesiology

3

__________

AHS-3230

Physiology of Exercise

4

__________

AHS-4030

Psychology of Sports & Exercise

3

__________

BIO-1210

Introduction to Biology

4

__________

BIO-2011

Anatomy & Physiology I

4

__________

BIO-2012

Anatomy & Physiology II

4

__________

BIO-3180

Nutrition

3

__________

PSY-1010

Introduction to Psychology

3

__________

Physical Education Concentration Requirements

DAN-1010

Fundamentals of Dance

3

__________

OER-2140

Ropes Course Leadership

2

__________

PED-1150

Foundations of Physical Education

3

__________

PED-2030

Educational Games, Dance, & Gymnastics

2

__________

PED-2040

Team Sports

2

__________

PED-2110

Individual, Dual, & Lifetime Activities

2

__________

PED-3120

Measurement & Evaluation

3

__________

Choose 1 of the following in consultation with advisor:

3-4

__________

AHS-3043

Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries

4

__________

AHS-4110

Psychophysiology of Stress

3

__________

OER-3010

Learning in the Outdoors

4

__________

Total

 

69-70

 

Required Licensure Specific Courses (In addition to the preceding requirements, physical education licensure candidates must take the licensure specific courses listed below that pertain to their area of licensure.)

K-6

EDU-2040

Child Development

3

________

EDU-2110

Introduction to Exceptional Populations

3

________

EDU-2320

Engaged in Creative Teaching and Learning

3

________

EDU-3020

Educational Psychology

3

________

EDU-3120

Methods in Health & Physical Education for Elementary School Teachers

2

________

EDU-3240

Literacy Development in the Content Areas

3

________

EDU-4835

Physical Education Student Teaching

12

________

PED-2810

Internship in Elementary Physical Education

0.5

________

PED-2810

Internship in Physical Education for Exceptional Populations

0.5

________

Subtotal

 

30

 

*Students must earn a B- or better in all of the above courses.

*Please see other important licensure requirements for more information.

7-12

EDU-2110

Introduction to Exceptional Populations

3

________

EDU-2170

Adolescent Development

3

________

EDU-2320

Engaged in Creative Teaching and Learning

3

________

EDU-3020

Educational Psychology

3

________

EDU-3240

Literacy Development in the Content Areas

3

________

EDU-4835

Physical Education Student Teaching

12

________

PED-2810

Internship in Physical Education for Exceptional Populations

0.5

________

PED-3140

Methods of Teaching Secondary School Physical Education

4

________

Subtotal

 

31.5

 

*Students must earn a B- or better in all of the above courses.

*Please see other important licensure requirements for more information.

K-12

EDU-2040

Child Development

3

________

EDU-2110

Introduction to Exceptional Populations

3

________

EDU-2170

Adolescent Development

3

________

EDU-2320

Engaged in Creative Teaching and Learning

3

________

EDU-3020

Educational Psychology

3

________

EDU-3120

Methods in Health & Physical Education for Elementary School Teachers

2

________

EDU-3240

Literacy Development in the Content Areas

3

________

EDU-4835

Physical Education Student Teaching

12

________

PED-2810

Internship in Elementary Physical Education

0.5

________

PED-2810

Internship in Physical Education for Exceptional Populations

0.5

________

PED-3140

Methods of Teaching Secondary School Physical Education

4

________

Subtotal

 

37

 

*Students must earn a B- or better in all of the above courses.

*Please see other important licensure requirements for more information.