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2017-2018 Undergrad Catalog

Physical Education K-12 Certification, BS


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Required Credits for Major: 71

Program Code: BS-PE-K12

With Optional Health Certification: 83 credits required for Major and Endorsement (Program Code: BS-PE-KH12)

Add three (3) credits for Optional Drivers Education Endorsement

Program Specific Policies:

  • Prior to starting the required core courses for this major, students must:
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA with at least a C in every major course, and a 3.0 GPA in the Physical Education major to student teach and be recommended for certification. 

Pioneer Success Seminar


Required Course: 1

University Core Curriculum


Required Credits (excluding those completed as part of the major requirements): 34

Seven (7) University Core Curriculum courses are specified by this major:

  • UCC Area 1: Personal Well Being: PBHL 1100  
  • UCC Area 2B, Expression, Writing: ENG 1100  
  • UCC Area 2C, Expression, Literature: ENG 1500  
  • UCC Area 3C: Ways of Knowing: Social and Behavioral Sciences: PSY 1100  
  • UCC Area 3C: Ways of Knowing: Social and Behavioral Sciences: SOC 1010  
  • UCC Area 3D: Ways of Knowing: Scientific Perspective: BIO 1120  
  • UCC Area 3E: Ways of Knowing: Quantitative Thinking: MATH 1300  

Two (2) University Core Curriculum courses are completed as part of the major requirements: 

  • UCC Area 4: Diversity and Justice: KNES 2550  
  • UCC Area 5: Community and Civic Engagement: EDUC 4285  

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World Languages Requirement


Required Credits: 0-6

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Professional Education Sequence


Required Credits: 30

Performance Skills


Required Credits: 6

Physical Education Specialties


Required Credits: 6

Select one (1) from each category:

Category I

  • PETC 2450 Teaching Fitness Activities in PE Credits: 3.0
  • PETC 2750 Teaching Strength & Conditioming in PE Credits: 3.0

​Category II

  • PETC 2720 Sport Coaching Methods Credits: 3.0
  • PETC 2800 Adventure Education Credits: 3.0

Additional Required Courses Supporting this Major


Credits Required: 11

Technology Intensive Requirement


Required Courses: 2

One (1) Technology Intensive course is completed as part of the major requirements: CISE 3700  

One (1) additional technology Intensive course is required for graduation.

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Writing Intensive Requirement


Required Courses: 4

Two (2) Writing intensive courses are completed for University Core Curriculum Areas 2B and 2C: ENG 1100  and ENG 1500  

Two (2) additional Writing Intensive courses are required for graduation.

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Optional Health Certification


Required Credits: 12

  • PBHL 1100 Healthy U (Completed as part of UCC requirements)

Optional Drivers Education Endorsement


Required Credits: 3

  • PETC 2300 Contemporary Methods, Materials and Evaluation in Drivers Ed.  Credits: 3.0

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