Physical Education Teacher Education
The Physical Education Teacher Education option prepares students who are interested in the following (when appropriate coursework is completed):
Students who are interested in preparation for coaching, health education or other subject areas can do so by completing appropriate coursework. Visit with an academic adviser if you are interested in additional endorsements.
Related degrees: Physical Education graduate degrees
The Physical Education Teacher Education program incorporates:
School of Education admission and licensure
The ISU School of Education (SOE) Educator Preparation Program monitors the progress of all teacher education students and coordinates the licensure process. Students must apply to the School of Education after they have begun their Physical Education Teacher Education coursework.
The School of Education Teacher Services guides students through three main steps in their teacher education:
The first step toward teacher licensure is to apply and meet the criteria listed for Educator Preparation admission. Admission is not competitive. Students complete courses in the first stage of their education before applying to the program.
When to apply. Students must be admitted into the program to be able to register for certain courses, to participate in field experiences/practicums and to student teach. Admission to the Educator Preparation Program is on a rolling basis (anytime throughout the year, including the summer). It may take up to 4 weeks for processing the applications. The ideal time to apply to the program is at the end of freshman year.
Requirements. The School of Education has a list of requirements to meet before applying for admission. The Department of Kinesiology has additional requirements:
Student teaching is required for all students who wish to prepare as teachers. This internship experience, in which the student teaches in real physical education settings under the guidance of a licensed teacher, ranges from 12 to 16 weeks in length with opportunities in both smaller and larger school systems, rural, urban, and overseas settings.
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