Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in Teacher Education - Physical Education P-12

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component: Physical Education
Area I (Written Composition)6
First-Year Composition I
First Year Composition II
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Two literature courses in sequence (EN 211/ EN 212, EN 221/EN 222, EN 231/EN 232) or one literature course and one additional humanities elective
One Humanities and Fine Arts Elective
Fundamentals of Speech
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Introductory Biology
and Introductory Biology
Principles of Biology
and Principles of Biology
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Human Growth and Development 1
Area V8
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Professional Education Secondary: Physical Education (Grades P-12)
Note: ASBI/FBI background clearance is a prerequisite for all Professional Education Courses.
ED 292Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Experience1
ED 381Instructional Technology for the High School3
ED 375Content Literacy3
EEX 340Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs3
HPE 304Methods of Teaching Physical Education, Grades P-63
ED 333WLearning Theories and Student Development3
ED 382Classroom Management for Diverse Learning Environments and Communities3
ED 401Evaluation of Teaching and Learning3
ED 477Curriculum and Teaching4
ED 484Multilevel Student Internship12
ALSDE/NCATE Approved Teaching Field: Physical Education
HPE 000Senior Portfolio0
HPE 102Weight Training and Conditioning1
HPE 105Walking/Jogging/Running1
HPE 130Beginning Swimming1
or HPE 131 Intermediate Swimming
HPE 140Aerobic Fitness1
HPE 175Essentials of Healthy Living3
HPE 213Foundations of Health3
HPE 216Introduction to Individual and Dual Sports3
HPE 221Introduction to Health and Physical Education3
HPE 226Introduction to Team Sports3
HPE 233First Aid3
HPE 275Officiating Sports3
HPE 300Methods of Teaching Physical Education, Grades 6-123
HPE 352Kinesiology3
HPE 353WPhysiology of Exercise3
HPE 378Athletic Training and Conditioning3
HPE 401Adapted Physical Education3
HPE 443Management of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics3
HPE 450Motor Learning3
SRM 441Outdoor Education3
Total Hours136


  • Candidates may take the following professional education courses prior to admission to TEP: Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Experience (ED 292), Content Literacy (ED 375), Instructional Technology for the High School (ED 381), Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs (EEX 340), and a content methods course.
  • Courses that are taken to fulfill general education requirements which are also included in a teaching field may count in both areas.
  • Candidates who plan to seek certification in another state should contact the State Department of Education in that state to find out whether or not a comparable certificate exists in that state.
  • All requirements must be completed with a minimum of 120 credit hours.