Bachelor of Science in Education Degree with a Major in Physical Education

The Health, Human Performance and Recreation Department offers courses in the theory and practice of physical education for the preparation of teachers and athletic coaches. Students earning a major in physical education will complete courses in the theory and practice of physical education to be prepared to teach physical education pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. In addition to the core, students complete either an emphasis area or a minor. Emphasis areas include: Coaching; Group Fitness, Dance and Rhythms; and Strength and Conditioning. Students choosing to complete a minor must select one from a discipline appropriate to teacher preparation. Professional Education courses and admission to Teacher Education are required for all students. Students who have completed an Introduction to Education course at another institution of higher education MAY be eligible to have the course transferred to Pittsburg State University as an equivalent to the entry-level education course, EDUC 261 Explorations in Education. For full credit and to meet admission requirements for Teacher Education, students who transfer this course to Pittsburg State University must contact the Office of Teacher Education.

 

 General Education Requirements* (47-53 hours)

 Basic Skills (12 hours)

General Education Electives (35-41 hours)

     Sciences** (9 hours) 

     Social Studies (3 hours) 

     Political Studies (3 hours)

     Producing and Consuming (5-6 hours)

     Fine Arts and Aesthetic Studies (2-3 hours)

     Cultural Studies (3-5 hours)

     Health and Well-Being (4-6 hours)

     Human Heritage (6 hours)

 

*See General Education Requirements for Students Preparing to Teach Secondary School for a list of specific courses. Also Scholastic Achievement in Common Core for admission to teacher education for secondary teaching majors.

**BIOL 111/112 General Biology and Laboratory required.

 

The following 40-41 hour core is the minimum for the major in physical education.

The HHPR Department offers courses in the theory and practice of physical education for the preparation of teachers

and athletic coaches.  Students earning a major in physical education will complete courses in the theory and practice

of physical education to be prepared to teach physical education pre-kindergarten through grade twelve.  In addition to

the core, students complete either an emphasis area or a minor.  Emphasis areas include:  Coaching, Group Fitness,

Dance and Rhythms, and Strength and Conditioning.  Students choosing to complete a minor must select one from a

discipline appropriate to teacher preparation.  Professional Education courses and admission to Teacher Education are

required for all students.  Students who have completed an Introduction to Education course at another institution of

higher education MAY be eligible to have the course transferred to Pittsburg State University as an equivalent to the  

entry-level education course, EDUC 261 Explorations in Education.  For full credit and to meet admission requirements

for Teacher Education, students who transfer this course to PSU must contact the Office of Teacher Education.

 
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