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Teacher Licensure

If you plan to obtain a teaching licensure, you should be in contact with the Department of Education as well as the Department of Kinesiology. To be admitted to the teacher education program, a student must establish and maintain a 3.00 cumulative grade-point average and a 2.75 grade-point average in the physical education major. The quality of all major and minor courses must be C or better. Please see the Department of Education for additional criteria. Students are required to pass the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) to be admitted to a licensure program, the appropriate content area test prior to the student teaching semester, and the APT (Assessment of Professional Teaching) test prior to program completion.

In addition to the courses in the major, the following courses are required for teacher licensure.

Requirements for Certification K-12
EDU 104 Cultural Foundations of Education in the United States
EED 210 Introductory Methods in Elementary and Middle School Organization and Instruction
HIS 301 American History Before 1865
HIS 302 The United States from 1865 to the Present
POL 201 American Federal Government
POL 202 American State and Local Government
POL 300 Urban Politics
KIN 370 Instructional Techniques in Elementary School Physical Education Pedagogy (prerequisite: KIN 235)
KIN 440 Instructional Techniques for Middle and Secondary Physical Education Pedagogy (prerequisite: KIN 235)
PSY 210 Introduction to Psychological Science
SEC 200 Introductory Seminar to Teaching as a Caring Profession (.50 credit)
SEC 223 Education of PK-12 Learners with Exceptionalities
SEC 300 Intermediate Seminar for Teaching in Diverse and Inclusive Schools (.25 credit)
SEC 310 Methods and Best Practices in Middle and Secondary Education
SEC 311 Educational Psychology
SEC 450 Advanced Seminar in Teacher Collaboration and Professional Practice (.25 credit)
SEC 457 Student Teaching in Special Fields
Two courses in written communication
One course in mathematics (MTH 110 or 345 recommended) or demonstrated proficiency
EDU 360 The Middle School: History, Philosophy, Organizational Structures, and Best Practices (recommended)


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