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Physical Education

Bachelor of Science
School of Professional and Graduate Studies

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Physical Education Teacher Certification Program Outcomes:

Standard 1: Scientific and Theoretical Knowledge
Physical education teacher candidates know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals.

Standard 2: Skill and Fitness Based Competence ¹
Physical education teacher candidates are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness as delineated in the NASPE K – 12 Standards.

Standard 3: Planning and Implementation
Physical education teacher candidates plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state, and national standards to address the diverse needs of all students.

Standard 4: Instructional Delivery and Management
Physical education teacher candidates use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning.

Standard 5: Impact on Student Learning
Physical education teacher candidates utilize assessments and reflection to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions.

Standard 6: Professionalism
Physical education teacher candidates demonstrate dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals.

¹ Without discrimination against those with disabilities, physical education teacher candidates with special needs are allowed and encouraged to utilize a variety of accommodations and/or modifications to demonstrate competent movement and performance concepts (modified/adapted equipment, augmented communication devices, multi-media devices, etc.) and fitness (weight training programs, exercise logs, etc.).

Child and Youth Physical Activity Specialist Program Objectives and/or Learning Outcomes:
1. Scientific and Theoretical Knowledge Physical Education Child and Youth Physical Activity Specialists know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated children and youth. 2. Skill and Fitness Based Competence Physical Education Child and Youth Physical Activity Specialists are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness to children and youth. 3. Planning and Implementation Physical Education Child and Youth Physical Activity Specialists plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences that address the diverse needs of children and youth. 4. Instructional Delivery and Management Physical Education Child and Youth Physical Activity Specialists use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance child and youth engagement and learning. 5. Impact on Child and Youth Learning Physical Education Child and Youth Physical Activity Specialists utilize assessments and reflection to foster child and youth learning and inform instructional decisions. 6. Professionalism Physical Education Child and Youth Physical Activity Specialists demonstrate dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals.