+ Physical Education Teacher Education
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A graduate completing a physical education major is eligible for a multi-age (PreK-12) teaching license, providing that he or she has a 2.5 accumulative grade point average and has successfully completed the required Praxis II examinations.
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in physical education teacher education are expected to:
- Know and apply discipline-specific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of a physically education person. (Scientific and Theoretical Knowledge)
- Develop into physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing firness as lelineated in the NASPE K-12 standards. (Skill and Fitness Based Competence)
- Plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state and national standards to address the diverse needs of all students. (Planning and Implementation)
- Use effective communication and pedeagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning. (INstructional Delivery and Management)
- Utilize assessments and reflections to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions. (Impact on Student Learning)
- Demonstrate dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals. (Professionalism)
These specific learning outcomes were taken from the National Standards and Guidelines for Physical Education Teacher Education 3rd Edition ( NASPE, 2009) and include NASPE/NCATE (2008) Initial National Physical Education Standards.
In 2008 the PETE program at Bowling Green State University received National Recognition through NASPE (Specialized Professional Association) and NCATE on its first report. The program was among the first in the country to present all the necessary evidence in the initial report that teacher candidates graduate with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required by the NASPE Physical Education Teacher Education standards.