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Physical Education K-12

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education K-12

The mission of the Teacher Education programs at Wesley College is to prepare teacher candidates to function as knowledgeable, self-directed, caring, and confident professionals who are able to act as change agents for educational reform throughout their career.

The purpose of the K-12 program is to prepare teachers for elementary, middle and secondary schools. The program includes theory and activity courses, as well as field experience and student teaching experiences.

Graduates of the Education program:

  1. Acquire and continuously develop three kinds of knowledge: knowledge of their discipline, knowledge of themselves and others as learners, and knowledge of themselves as teachers.
  2. Develop four scholarly proficiencies: Critical thinking, reflection, technological literacy, and communication through multiple texts. We believe these proficiencies are skills that can be taught, and are ones which enable teacher candidates to continue learning in their professional life.
  3. Acquire and continuously develop the personal qualities of persistence, tolerance of ambiguity, professional ethics, and self-directed learning. These qualities, we believe, predispose teacher candidates toward continual professional growth.

Special Features

  • Study abroad, including student teaching and internship opportunities
  • CAEP accredited program

Requirements

All K-12 Health and Physical Education majors must meet the following requirements to qualify for student teaching.

  1. Earn a “C” or better grade in all courses with a PE prefix and maintain a cumulative GPA of greater than or equal to 2.75.
  2. Be accepted into Teacher Candidacy.
  3. Earn a passing score in the appropriate Praxis II.
  4. Apply for student teaching and have ALL application materials on record in the department by the due date. See your advisor or the catalogue for application materials information.

All K-12 Health and Physical Education majors must meet the following requirements to qualify for graduation.

  1. Have a culminating grade point average of greater than or equal to 2.75.
  2. Earn a “C” or better grade in all courses with a PE prefix and maintain a cumulative GPA of greater than or equal to 2.75.
  3. Earn passing scores on the Praxis Performance Assessments for Teachers (PPAT).

Upon satisfactory completion of the program in Health and Physical Education teaching certification program, graduates receive the B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education, and upon submitting evidence of having achieved a level of performance satisfactory to the Delaware State Department of Education, may apply for and be granted by the Delaware State Department of Education initial licensure and certification in Health and Physical Education for grades K-12. It is the student’s responsibility to determine licensure and certification requirements for other states, which may include the necessity to take an additional PRAXIS II exam (this does not replace the Delaware PRAXIS II requirement) designated by the DE state Department of Education.

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