Physical Education BSEd PK-12 Emphasis

Through this degree teacher candidates are prepared to effectively teach health and physical education in K-12 settings. The requirements are listed below.

Degree Requirements

B.S.Ed. degree candidates must complete the following General Education courses required by the College of Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

General Education and University Requirements:

First Year Writing
First-Year Writing (MOTR ENGL 200)
Reacting to the Past
Math Proficiency (requirement varies by program)
College Algebra (MOTR MATH 130)
Contemporary Mathematics (MOTR MATH 120)
Choice and Chance
Geometry in the Real World
PreCalculus (MOTR MATH 150)
Communication Proficiency
Interpretation: Connecting Audiences and Meaning
Introduction to Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
Information Literacy
Information Literacy
American History or Government
American Civilization to 1865 (MOTR HIST 101)
American Civilization 1865 to Present (MOTR HIST 102)
Humanities and Fine Arts
Three courses from two of the following fields: art, foreign language, music (excluding applied music), philosophy, theater, dance, and literature.
Social Science
Child and Adolescent Development
Introduction to American Politics (MOTR POSC 101)
One additional 1000-2000 level course in Social Science Explore Area
Math and Life/Natural Sciences
General Biology (MOTR BIOL 100)
How Things Work (MOTR PHYS 100)
One additional 1000-2000 level course in Math and Life/Natural Sciences Explore Area
Junior-Level Writing

Program Requirements

Beginning with those students graduating in May, 2017 and receiving teacher certification, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires a 3.0 GPA in professional education courses, a 3.0 GPA in the teaching content field, and a 2.75 overall GPA.

Professional Education courses must be completed with a grade of C or better (a grade of C- or below is unacceptable).

Students must pass the required DESE certification assessments to receive the B.S.Ed. degree.

B.S.Ed. and B.A. degrees with certification candidates must complete the following:

Introduction to Education
TCH ED 1000Building Community, Culture, and Learning in Education1
TCH ED 1001Early Clinical Experience: Community Agency1
Level l: Exploring Education as a Profession
TCH ED 2000Becoming a Professional Educator1
TCH ED 2001Early Clinical Experience: Schools1
TCH ED 2209Foundations of Teaching in American Schools2
HLTH PE 3277Foundations of Health and Physical Education Programs3
HLTH PE 3280Human Anatomy and Physiology4
Level ll: Analyzing the Nature and Process of Education
ED PSY 3312Psychology of Learning, Instruction, and Assessment3
ED TECH 3135Technology for Educators1
SPEC ED 3318Inclusive Classrooms3
TCH ED 3001Mid-Level Clinical Experience: Diverse Learners1
TCH ED 3310Introduction to Methods of Teaching3
TCH ED 4391Literacy for Adolescent Learners in Content Areas3
HLTH PE 3275Psychological Aspects of Physical Education3
HLTH PE 3284Physiology of Human Exercise3
HLTH PE 3285Safety and Emergency Care for Health & Physical Education3
HLTH PE 3380Introduction to Nutrition for Health and Performance3
PHY ED 2134Personal Physical Fitness3
PHY ED 3267Performance Analysis In Physical Education3
PHY ED 3282Physical Growth and Motor Development3
PHY ED 3283Kinesiology3
9 hours can be taken concurrently with Level lll courses:
HLTH PE 3434Teaching of Health and Wellness4
PHY ED 3261Physical Activity for Diverse Learners3
PHY ED 3468Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Physical Education3
Level lll: Synthesizing Theory and Practice in Education
The following Health and Physical Education courses are required:
PHY ED 3422Teaching of Skills: Grades Pk-44
PHY ED 3423Teaching of Skills: Grades 5-93
PHY ED 3424Teaching of Skills: Grades 9-123
PHY ED 3425Teaching Skills: Movement, Dance, and Rhythms3
HLTH PE 4989Practicum I: Site-Based Experience in Physical Education3
HLTH PE 4990Practicum II: 12-Week Site-Based Experience in Health and Physical Education9
HLTH PE 4992Practicum II: 4-Week Site-Based Experience in Health and Physical Education3
Total Hours89

Minimum 124 hours

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Design learning experiences appropriate for curriculum goals and relevant to learners based on principles of effective instruction.
  • Demonstrate professional dispositions and culturally and linguistically responsive strategies to engage all learners, recognizing inequalities in educational opportunity.
  • Construct a curriculum that demonstrates the knowledge and disposition to differentiate instruction and adapt instruction for diverse student needs including accommodations and/or modifications for student exceptionalities and specialized needs.
  • Design instruction that integrates technology, and varied formative and summative assessment tools to inform practice.
  • Critically examine professional practice through systematic, reflective inquiry that can improve learning opportunities for all students.
  • Utilize character and citizenship education principles in decision-making and classroom management.
  • Practice ethics of the profession of teaching to increase resilience through engaged dialogue with colleagues.