The physical education teacher education (PETE) program prepares candidates for a teaching career in school-based PreK-12 South Carolina licensure, provides a fundamental understanding of the science of movement, the development and analysis of motor skills, and the art of teaching a physically active lifestyle. The program provides sequential field experiences built on conceptual and theoretical knowledge and culminates in a full semester of teaching physical education under the supervision of university and school faculty. Nationally recognized and fully accredited by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), the curriculum produces graduates who have the necessary skills, knowledge, and dispositions to teach all children successfully.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the requirements for a degree in physical education teacher education (PreK-12) will be able to:
Apply content and pedagogical knowledge to the teaching and learning process for PreK-12 students in physical education.
Integrate technology to improve teaching and learning for students in physical education.
Demonstrate their ability to work with diverse populations across all grade levels.
Demonstrate professional behavior and dispositions in PreK-12 schools.
Engage in reflective practice to improve teaching and learning for PreK-12 students in physical education.
Choose five different one-credit Physical Active Living Skills (PALS) courses from the following three specific categories:
NOTE: A course may only be repeated with program coordinator approval.
Choose one course from personal fitness (PALS 102 - PALS 124)
Choose two courses from lifetime sports (PALS 125 - PALS 149)
Choose two courses from lifetime activity (PALS 150 - PALS 180)
Electives (0-4 Credits)
Total Credits Required: 120+
+ Students are advised to be aware that strict adherence to the prescribed courses as recommended by their advisers is necessary for graduation within 120 credit hours. If the student cannot or does not follow the required coursework and sequence, more than 120 credit hours will be necessary for meeting all program requirements.