Requirements: Get your major in Physical Education

Required Core - 42 semester hours

  • HLTH 251 - First Aid & CPR
  • HLTH 420 - K-12 Methods of Health Instruction
    or
  • HLTH 321 - K-8 Methods of Teaching Health
     
  • And 1 of the following Coaching Methods
    • PE 470 - Coaching Basketball
    • PE 469 - Coaching Baseball/Softball
    • PE 471 - Coaching Football
    • PE 473 - Coaching Track & Field/Cross Country
    • PE 474 - Coaching Wrestling
    • PE 475 - Coaching Volleyball
       
  • HLTH 422 - Nutrition (has a pre-req of Chem 106/L)
  • PE 121 - Intermediate Swimming (level 4)
  • PE 180 - Foundations of HPER
  • PE 181 - Fundamentals of Elementary PE
  • PE 181L - Fundamentals of Elementary PE Lab
  • PE 201 - Professional Preparation: Gymnastics
  • PE 204 - Professional Preparation: Rhythm & Dance
  • PE 250 - Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • PE 250L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab
  • PE 263 - Physical Education Outdoors
  • PE 341 - Curriculum Development & Evaluation
  • PE 352 - Adapted Physical Education
  • PE 353 - Kinesiology
  • PE 354 - Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries
  • PE 363 - Skills Concepts
  • PE 363L - Skills Concepts Lab
  • PE 481 - Methods & Evaluation
     

Pre-Professional Teaching Core - 18 semester hours

  • 2 EDFN 338 - Foundations of American Education
  • 1 EDFN 295 - Practicum: Pre-Admission Teaching
  • 3 EPSY 302 - Educational Psychology
  • 3 EPSY 428 - Child & Adolescent Development
  • 3 INED 411 - South Dakota Indian Studies
  • 3 PSYC 101 - General Psychology
  • 3 SPED 405 - Educating Secondary Students with Disabilities
     

Professional K-12 Teaching Core - 19 semester hours

  • 9 ED 444 - K-12 Student Teaching
  • 3 EDFN 365 - Computer-Based Technology & Learning
  • 3 SEED 450 - 7-12 Reading and Content Literacy
  • 1 SEED 495 - Practicum: Pre-Student Teaching
  • 3 EDFN 475 Human Relations
     

Gen Ed Requirements - 36 semester hours

  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science - 6 semester hours
  • (See footnote * below)
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities - 12 semester hours
  • (See footnote * below)
  • Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab - 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 101 - Composition I
  • ENGL 201 - Composition II
  • SPCM 101 - Fundamentals of Speech
    or
  • SPCM 215 - Public Speaking
    or
  • SPCM 222 - Argumentation and Debate
  • WEL 100 - Wellness for Life
  • WEL 100L - Wellness Lab

* Global Requirement: depending on your selection, this requirement will satisfy 3 hours of either Social Science or Arts & Humanities requirements. Take 1 course from AIS/HIST 257, ANTH 210, ARTH 211/212/251, ENGL 211/212, GEOG 210, HIST 121/122/153, HUM 100, MCOM 151, POLS 141/250

A minor is NOT required with this major but electives are required to total 120 hours. Students are encouraged to pursue a minor, but in order to teach in that subject area, a content praxis exam must be passed in both the major & minor areas of study.

 

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What teaching model do PE faculty follow?

Physical Education teacher preparation at BHSU requires active participation rather than passive listening. You will learn the skills, then we help you actually teach or perform your creative ideas rather than just listen to a lecture. You will get the opportunity to gain experience, competence, and confidence by teaching local K-12 students at our campus. Our faculty believe in providing real-life and practical experiences that enable you to become fully proficient – and we like to make it fun.