Lander's Bachelor of Science in Physical Education - Teacher Education (K-12) prepares a student for teaching careers in the public schools.

student in pe classThe Physical Education-Teacher Education (K-12) is guided by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NASPE/NCATE) standards for beginning physical education teachers and aligned with Lander University’s conceptual framework for teacher education.

Program Goals

The goals of the Lander University Physical Education-Teacher Education Major prepare students to be able to:

  1. Identify and discuss major factors in the evolution of the field of Physical Education-Teacher Education from its early historical roots to its present position in the teaching profession;
  2. Describe and apply bioscience (anatomical, physiological/biochemical, and biomechanical) concepts and changes occurring in the human organism to skillful movement, physical activity, conditioning, and fitness across the lifespan;
  3. Identify, develop, and utilize a variety of instructional methods and assessment strategies that address the diverse cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning needs of all students;
  4. Describe knowledge of and apply experiences in planning, implementing, and assessing/evaluating a total school program of physical education in accordance with approved national/state content standards and the state physical education assessment program; and
  5. Exhibit professional dispositions in the physical education community that promote active, lifelong learners.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT HOURS
Humanities and Fine Arts

6

PSYC 101

3
Behavioral and Social Perspectives elective 3
MATH 211 3
Approved Lab Science (PSCI 111 recommended) 4
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
Approved Mathematics (MATH 101 or MATH 121) 3
Approved Foreign Language 3
LINK 101 1
FALS 101 (15 FALS-approved events) 0

PEES 325 (recommended) or EDUC 309 (recommended)

3

PEES 175

2
Approved General Education Electives2

5

Total General Education Requirements 42

For approved courses see the General Education section
2 Students are required to take at least one Global Issues and Cultures course prior to graduation

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
PEES 210 4
PEES 219 3
PEES 226 3
PEES 228 3
PEES 305 3
PEES 310 3
PEES 311 4
PEES 318 3
PEES 320* 3
PEES 329* 1
PEES 420* 3
PEES 422* 3
PEES 429* 1
PEES 451* 3
PEES 499 1

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
PEES 144 1
100-level Sports/Fitness 1
100-level Sports/Fitness 1
PEES 204 2
PEES 206 2
PEES 222 2
PEES 223 2
PEES 224 2
PEES 300 or PEES 424 3
PEES 402* 3
EDUC 204 or CIS 101 3
Total Major Program Requirements 63

 

TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
EDUC 203 0.5
EDUC 240 3
EDUC 300* or EDUC 320* 3
EDUC 499* 1
PEES 461* 11
   
Teacher Certification Requirements 18.5
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 123.5

*Student must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.

  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • Additional requirements: CPR/FA card during 4 year period as a student
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses

 

Student Eligibility

Students enrolled in Secondary or PK-12:

Initial Level (First Year)

  1. Participate in initial Advising and Induction.
  2. Take PRAXIS Core or exempt with 22 ACT or 1100 SAT score.
  3. Maintain a 3.0 GPA in all professional courses; achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each field experience; achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all EDUC, ECED, and SPED courses (see catalog for further details, including each department's GPA requirements within the specific content area).

Provisional Level (Second Year)

  1. Complete Initial Level requirements.
  2. Complete a SLED check.
  3. Display professional dispositions and behavior at target levels.
  4. Obtain a minimum 2.75 GPA on Lander coursework; maintain a 3.0 GPA in all professional courses; achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each field experience; achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all EDUC, ECED, and SPED courses (see catalog for further details, including each department's GPA requirements within the specific content area).
  5. Pass PRAXIS Core or exempt with 22 ACT or 1100 SAT score.
  6. Submit Sophomore Portfolio.
  7. Gather and submit references.
  8. Successfully complete an (April) oral interview with Teacher Education faculty.
  9. Successfully complete other reviews as required by departments in specific content areas.

Formal Level (Third Year)

  1. Complete Provisional Level requirements.
  2. Display professional dispositions and behavior at target levels.
  3. Obtain a minimum 2.75 GPA on Lander coursework; maintain a 3.0 GPA in all professional courses; achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each field experience; achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all EDUC, ECED, and SPED courses (see catalog for further details, including each department's GPA requirements within the specific content area).
  4. Participate in Induction and Pinning Ceremony.
  5. Successfully complete departmental requirements for PRAXIS II.
  6. Successfully complete other departmental requirements, reviews, projects, or milestones.

Candidate Level (Fourth Year)

  1. Complete Formal Level requirements.
  2. Complete FALS requirements before student teaching semester.
  3. Enter candidacy with formal admission to the teacher education program.
  4. Display professional dispositions and behavior at target levels.
  5. Obtain a minimum 2.75 GPA on Lander coursework; maintain a 3.0 GPA in all professional courses; achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each field experience; achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all EDUC, ECED, and SPED courses (see catalog for further details, including each department's GPA requirements within the specific content area).
  6. Successfully complete departmental requirements for PRAXIS II.
  7. Successfully complete departmental requirements for PLT.
  8. Successfully complete other departmental requirements, reviews, projects, or milestones.