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Physical Education - BA (70 hours total)

 

Overview

In the Physical Education major, prospective teachers learn to be sensitive and compassionate to the unique needs, challenges and learning styles of a diverse adolescent student population.  They develop critical thinking skills through an analysis of educational history; philosophy and psychology; measurement and evaluation of learning; and classroom management.  They gain awareness of cultural diversity and the social and political contexts of education.

This program is based on state, regional, and national licensure criteria and testing competencies.  Specific subject-matter courses, developed in collaboration with lead faculty in the discipline, build connections between theory and practice.  Preparations in the subject major along with education courses, including field experiences, assist in leading to licensure.

The Ottawa University teacher education program is state approved in Kansas and is also accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE/CAEP).  The requirements outlined here meet licensure standards for the state of Kansas.  Completion of this program does not guarantee licensure or certification in other states.

For students acquiring their first bachelor degree in Secondary and PreK-12 programs, they will need to complete or have the equivalent of the following coursework associated with the licensure area they are seeking in addition to the education coursework for the program.  In addition, they will need one mathematics course, one psychology course, and one science course with a lab.

Degree Requirements

Required Education Courses

EDU 30731THE TEACHING PROFESSION I (3)

EDU 31132THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD (3)

EDU 31233EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

EDU 33035IDS: FOUNDATIONS OF SCHOOLS DIVERSE SOCIETY (3)

EDU 34500SECONDARY METHODS AND RICA (3)

EDU 44033SEI METHODS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS II (3)

EDU 49001ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING I (4)

EDU 49021SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING I (4)

Required PAC Courses

PAC 10131WEIGHT TRAINING (1)

PAC 11131LIFETIME FITNESS (1)

PAC 11231NONTRAD TEAM SPORTS I (1)

PAC 12431INTRODUCTION TO DANCE (1)

Additional PAC Courses

Select one additional physical activity course.

Required PED Courses

PED 10433PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH (3)

PED 11133HISTORY & PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, AND RECREATION (3)

PED 20533CARE AND PREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES (3)

PED 23733TEACHING FALL SPORTS (3)

PED 24733TEACHING SPRING SPORTS (3)

PED 30233IDS: PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF SPORTS (3)

PED 30732FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR TRAINING (2)

PED 30833ELEMENTARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION METHODS (3)

PED 30834PRACTICUM IN TEACHING PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (1)

PED 33532ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3)

PED 34533EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY (3)

PED 34534EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY LAB (1)

PED 41733THEORY OF ADMIN IN HPE&R (3)

 

Required Supporting Courses

BIO 20433HUMAN ANATOMY & LAB (4)

OR

PED 35500HUMAN ANATOMY EXERCISE SCIENCE (3)

AND

PED 35502HUMAN ANATOMY OF EXERCISE SCIENCE LAB (1)

Career Opportunities

The Physical Education major prepares students to teach at PreK-12 levels.  Students complete coursework approved by the state as well as professional knowledge and methods courses prior to the student teaching field experience.