Physical Education Teacher Education

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The physical education teacher education major consists of courses, which are designed to meet the requirements of the Illinois State Board of Education and are, in most cases, transferable to meet requirements of other states. The laboratory and classroom experiences consist of basic and applied sciences, methods of teaching, and acquisition of physical skills, which include a variety of team and individual sports, exercise, and dance. The Physical Education Teacher Education program for undergraduate majors is designed to lead to a professional educator license. All Physical Education Teacher Education majors planning on becoming licensed teachers must apply for and be admitted to the University’s Teacher Education Program.

Students selecting the Physical Education Teacher Education Major are encouraged to complete a minor in coaching. This addition to the preparation for teaching will enhance a graduate’s employment opportunities.

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Offerings: B.S.

Location(s): On Campus

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College of Education and Human Services

Departments: Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Administration and Higher Education; Counseling, Quantitative Methods, and Special Education; Health Education and Recreation; Kinesiology; Rehabilitation Institute; School of Social Work; Workforce Education and Development. Read more about Education and Human Services

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