Major Details

Physical Education (K-12) B.S.

Students who plan to teach Physical Education in grades K-12 in Missouri complete these major requirements and those of the Secondary Certification program (39 hours).

Students interested in becoming certified to teach in other states need to follow these program requirements and be recommended for Missouri certification by the Registrar. They may then take that certification to other states. Policies vary among states.

Information on the curriculum, policies and requirements of the university’s Teacher Education Program and of its teacher certification process is available in the Teacher Education Program handbook. The handbook is posted on the Education program’s website.

Introduction to Teacher Education (EDU 105) is recommended for students in this certification.

Course List - Total Hours: 45

Course # Course Title Hours
ATR100 Personal Health    3
ATR230 Prevention and Care of Injuries    2
PED104 First Aid and CPR    2
PED205 Introduction to Anatomy/Physiology    3
PED207 Methods of Physical Education Pre K – 4    3
PED208 Methods of Physical Education 5 – 9    3
PED215 Motor Learning    2
PED220 Social Science in Sport    2
PED221 Physiology of Exercise    3
PED308 Creative Movement    2
PED309 History and Philosophy    2
PED321 Kinesiology    3
PED350 Adapted Physical Education    3
PED405 Measurement and Evaluation    2
PSY401 Sports Psychology    3


Required Electives

Elective Hours
Physical Education Activity Courses (K-12)   7

Academic Catalog 2009