EC-12 Physical Education Certification


The EC–12 teacher certification specialization prepares you to be a physical education teacher.

physical education specialization

Our students benefit from some of the best kinesiology teacher training facilities available anywhere:

  • The Early Childhood Development Center, the elementary school on the university campus, lets students put lessons into practice.

  • Island Hall, home of the Kinesiology Program, features an exercise physiology lab, motor development lab, biomechanics lab, gym, indoor track, and activity rooms. Students benefit from the latest exercise science equipment and instruments, as well as video analysis of teaching techniques.

  • The College of Education and Human Development's network of partnerships with schools throughout the area connects students with a strong field-based training program and student teaching opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Create safe, equitable, developmentally-appropriate and enjoyable movement experiences which benefit the participant and encourage life-long participation in movement;
  • Model a healthy, physically active lifestyle and model a life-long learner seeking opportunities to grow professionally;
  • Serve the community as a knowledgeable practitioner of the kinesiology profession who meets the needs of all students in a diverse society.

Degree Requirements

Please see the degree requirements for the EC-12 Physical Education Certification specialization listed in the Course Catalog.

In addition to fulfilling the bachelor's degree requirements, to get officially certified, you need to complete the College of Education EC–12 teacher certification requirements. Finally, you'll need to pass the EC–12 Physical Education TExES exam.

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