Physical Education Teaching Emphasis (K-12 certification)
84 credits, including the Professional Education Core (39) and the Physical Education Core (9)
Candidates who have completed the required physical education teaching emphasis courses must also obtain K-12 Teacher Certification in Physical Education by completing all requirements in the Teacher Education Program.
Candidates completing the Physical Education Teaching Emphasis are not required to take the PE 4454 Senior Capstone core course.
In addition to completing departmental major requirements, candidates must make formal application and complete an interview for admission to the Teacher Education Program. See all requirements in the Teacher Education section of the College of Education portion of the catalog.
The Physical Education Learning Goals are aligned with 2 sets of standards: The Idaho State University College of Education Core Standards and the Content Standards in Physical Education of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).
NASPE Content Standards in Physical Education
The NASPE Standards identify seven areas that include the following.
The candidate completing this program:
- Demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms;
- Applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills;
- Exhibits a physically active lifestyle;
- Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness;
- Demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings;
- Demonstrates understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings; and
- Understands that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.
Physical Education Core Component: 9 credits
|PE 2222||First Aid CPR and Sport Safety||3|
|PE 2223||Foundations of Physical Education and Sport||3|
|PE 2243||Anatomical Foundations of Human Activity||3|
Objective #1: To develop teaching skills in a variety of areas in physical activities, athletics, and creative movement (18 credits)
Skills Component: 8 credits
|PE 2237||Activity Performance Techniques III||3|
|One (1) aquatics PEAC course, examples include: 1||1|
|One (1) Field based PEAC course, examples include: 1||1|
|One (1) Court based PEAC course, example include: 1||1|
|One (1) Lifetime activity PEAC course, examples include: 1||1|
|One (1) additional PEAC course from the examples listed above 1||1|
For a complete list, please see https://www.isu.edu/sspe/physical-education-activity-courses/ or see your advisor.
Methods Component: 10 credits
|PE 2281||Practical Outdoor Skills||1|
|PE 3357||Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education||3|
|PE 3370||Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries||3|
|PE 4437||Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education||3|
Objective #2: To acquire knowledge in the basic foundations of human activity (9 credits)
|PE 3300||Movement Theory and Motor Development||3|
|PE 3303||Kinesiology for Teachers and Coaches||3|
|PE 4494||Adapted Physical Activity||3|
Objective #3: To understand and develop skills required for teaching physical education (9 credits)
|PE 3362||Tests and Measurements in Physical Education||3|
|PE 4475||Organization and Administration of Physical Education||3|
|One of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Sport Psychology|
|Introduction to Sport Law|
Objective #4: To understand and develop general pedagogical skills and teacher effectiveness
Professional Education Core Courses