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
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
  MATH 101

Survey of Mathematics
OR MATH 121 Mathematics for Business, Life Science, and the Social Sciences

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives  
  PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
    Behavioral and Social Perspectives elective 3
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
  MATH 211 Statistical Methods I 3
    Approved Lab Science 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States  
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
PEES 175 Wellness for Life 2
PEES 210 Anatomy and Physiology of Human Movement 4
PEES 219 Historical and Philosophical Principles of Physical Education
and Exercise Science
3
PEES 226 Motor Development 3
PEES 228 Motor Learning 3
PEES 305* Measurement and Evaluation 3
PEES 310 Kinesiology and Exercise Biomechanics 4
PEES 311 Physiology of Exercise 4
PEES 318* Instructional Aspects of Physical Education 3
PEES 320* Teaching Methods for Elementary Physical Education 3
PEES 329* Field Experience II 1
PEES 402* Principles of Strength and Conditioning 3
PEES 420* Physical Education for Special Populations 3
PEES 422* Secondary Methods of Instruction 3
PEES 429* Field Experiences III 1
PEES 451* Programmatic Concerns in Teaching Physical Education 3
PEES 499 Professional Concerns Seminar 1

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
PEES 144 Beginning Weight Training 1
100-level Sports/Fitness 1
100-level Sports/Fitness 1
PEES 204 Teaching Team Sports 2
PEES 206 Teaching Individual and Dual Sports 2
PEES 222 Educational Games 2
PEES 223 Educational Gymnastics 2
PEES 224 Educational Dance 2
PEES 300  Theories of Coaching
OR PEES 424 Sports Psychology
3
PEES 326 Nutrition for Health and Performance 3
EDUC 204  Instructional Technology for Teachers
OR CIS 101 Computer Fundamentals
3
Total Major Program Requirements 69

 

TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
EDUC 203 Field Experience I 0.5
EDUC 240 Child Growth and the Educational Process 3
EDUC 300 Content Area Reading and Writing
OR EDUC 320* Reading and Writing in the Content Area
3
EDUC 499* Teacher Education Seminar 1
PEES 461* Clinical Practice 11
     
Teacher Certification Requirements 11.5
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 122.5

*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
  • Physical Education majors must earn a “B” or better in PEES 329, PEES 429, and PEES 461. A “C” or better must be earned in all other Major Program Core Requirements, Major Program Additional Requirements, and PEES 175.
  • 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.