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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

PE Teaching BS

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/hp/undergraduate/pe-teaching.html

Physical Education Teacher Education Major

(Leading to Minnesota Physical Education K-12 Teacher Licensure)

Please note: No new students will be admitted to this program after the 2010-2011 school year. This program will be closed after spring semester 2013; no courses from the present program will be offered after that time. The new 120-credit Physical Education-School Health Program will replace the physical education stand-alone major. Web site to be completed soon.

The physical education teaching program at Minnesota State University, Mankato has a rich history of preparing physical education teachers. Students graduating from this program have been successful in passing the state–mandated Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams (MTLE) and obtaining teaching positions. Near the end of student teaching, student should take the Physical Education MTLE to become licensed in K-12 Physical Education.

Applicant for Minnesota Physical Education Teacher Licensure must complete the required coursework for licensure. To better ensure employability, program faculty encourage pursuing a minor in Developmental Adapted Physical Education (DAPE) to receive teacher licensure in DAPE as well.

Descriptions of courses listed below are available on the Undergraduate Bulletins page.

The following is the current Physical Education Teacher Education Curriculum.

HP Performance Courses (7 credits)

  • HP 103 – Fitness for Living (1)
  • HP 166 – Team Games (1)
  • HP 166 – Lifetime Activities I: Tennis (1)
  • HP 166 – Lifetime Activities I: Badminton (1)
  • HP 177 – Golf (1)
  • HP 179 – Winter Activities: Cross Country Skiing (1)
  • HP 182 – Aquatic Skills (1)

PETE Theory Courses (39 credits)

  • HP 201 – Intro to Teaching Physical Education (3)
  • HP 255 – Developmental Movement (3)
  • HP 266 – Teaching Dance in Physical Education (2)
  • HP 320 – Foundations of Motor Learning (3)
  • HP 340 – Prevention and Care (2) (prerequisites: BIO 220 and HLTH 310)
  • HP 348 – Structural Kinesiology & Biomechanics (3) (prerequisites: PHYS 101 and BIOL 220, 230)
  • HP 386 – Methods of Middle & Secondary Physical Education (4) (prerequisites: all performance courses, HP 201, 255, 266)
  • HP 403 – Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance (3)
  • HP 411 – Developmental Adapted Physical Education (3)
  • HP 414 – Physiology of Exercise (3) (prerequisites: BIO 220, 230)
  • HP 424 – Methods of Elementary Physical Education (4) (prerequisites: all performance courses, HP 201, 255, 266, 386)
  • HP 432 – Elementary Teaching Field Experience (2)

Choose One of the Following

  • HP 421 – Teaching Sport to Individuals with Disabilities (2)
  • HP 422 – Adapted Aquatics (2)

Choose One of the Following

  • HP 412 – Assessment in Adapted Physical Education (2)
  • HP 423 – Lifespan Motor Development (2)

Professional Education Core (31 credits)

  • HLTH 310 – Drug Education (3)
  • KSP 202 – Technology Integration in the Classroom (2)
  • Level 1: KSP 220w – Human Relations in a Multicultural Society (3)
  • Level 1: KSP 222 – Introduction to the Learner (2)
  • Level 2: KSP 330 – Planning, Instruction, and Evaluation (5)
  • Level 3: KSP 440 – Creating Learning Environments (3)
  • Level 3: KSP 442 – Reading, Literacy, and Differentiated Instruction (3)
  • Level 4: KSP 442 – Professional Seminar (1)
  • Level 4: KSP 476 – Student Teaching (11)

Supporting Courses (21 credits)

  • PHYS 101 – Introductory Physics (3)
  • BIOL 220 – Human Anatomy (4)
  • BIOL 310 – Human Physiology (4)
  • PSYCH 101 – Psychology (4)
  • HLTH 210 – Advanced First Aid and CPR (3)
  • CHEM 104 – Introduction to Chemistry (3)
For further information on Physical Education Teaching-related and Physical Education-School Health Programs, contact:

Dr. Sherry Folsom-Meek, Coordinator