University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Teacher Education: Physical Education (Pre K-12) (Bachelor of Science)

Overview

The Professional Physical Education Program qualifies candidates for licensure to teach in grades PreK-12. Course work around the program theme, "Moving and Learning," includes a series of courses designed to provide a background to the field of physical education. Specialty courses assist the student in the development of physical education program content and teaching skills important in providing developmentally appropriate programs of physical education to children and youth in today's schools. Laboratory experiences in schools throughout the program aid students in recognizing the relationship between theory and practice. Students also receive a solid foundation in exercise science allowing a broader depth of knowledge in physical activity. The opportunity to pursue a concentration in exercise science is available. Additional opportunities for students to enhance their education experiences are available. Contact the program coordinator for more information.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Courses in general education and professional education as well as a liberal arts and sciences major concentration are required. A major concentration in Exercise and Sport Science is available to students in the Physical Education program. The number of electives depends on the degree of course overlap in the general education, major concentration, and diversity requirements. It is possible to have one course fulfill two requirements but the credits only count once.

A minimum of 130 approved semester hours is required for the degree.

A typical, but not all-inclusive, program outline follows:

Curriculum

First-Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
EDPE 021 - Foundations of Phys. Ed. 3
EDHE 046 - Personal Health 3
AT 157 - Care & Prevent. Athletic Injury 3
General Education Courses 3 6
Major Concentration 3 6
EDPE 055 - Games Education 3
SOC 019 –D1:Race Relations in the U.S 3
Total 15 18
Sophomore Year
Course Term
Fall Spring
EDPE 023 - ARC Emergency Response* 3
HDFS 005 - Human Development 3
ANPS 019 - Anatomy & Physiology 4
EDPE 055 - Fitness Education 2
Major Concentration 6 6
EDPE 166 - Kinesiology 3
ANPS 020 - Anatomy & Physiology 4
EDPE 104 - Phys Ed Teaching Experience 5
Total 18 18
Junior Year
Course Term
Fall Spring
EDPE 105 - Phys Ed Teaching Experience 5
EDPE 167 - Exercise Physiology 4
EDPE 220 - Sport in Society 3
EDPE 260 - Adapted Physical Activity 3
General Education Courses 3 3
EDPE 155 - Phys Ed in Secondary Schools 3
EDPE 240 - Motor Skill Learning & Control 3
Diversity Course 3
Major Concentration 3
Total 18 15
Students are required to complete a student teaching application
before being assigned a placement.
Senior Year
Course Term
Fall Spring
Literacy Course** 3
EDFS 203 - Soc Hist & Phil Found or Ed or EDFS Elective 3
EDPE 055 - Methods of Dance & Gymnastics 3
Major Concentration 6
EDPE 181 - Student Teaching 12
EDPE 182 - Student Teacher Seminar 2
Total 15 14

*or evidence of American Red Cross Basic Emergency Response certification

** EDSC 215, EDML 177 or EDLT 236

The number of electives depends on the degree of course overlap in the general education, major concentration, and diversity requirements. It is possible to have one course fulfill two requirements but the credits only count once.

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