Physical Education Teacher Education

Graduate Certificate

This graduate certificate program provides the professional who already holds licensure in physical education with additional knowledge to further their abilities as a current teacher and expand on their education. Teachers may also use credits earned for teaching contract lane changes. The graduate certificate program occurs over two consecutive summers, in which learners take nine credits of coursework each summer.


  • Course work is delivered 100% online.
  • Course work supports the connection of theory to practice through the application in lessons, curriculum, and assessments with your PK-12 students.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Resume


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Ben Schwamberger,, 507-389-5570

Program Requirements

Program Requirements and Curriculum


Common Core

Developing curriculum in physical education focusing on current theories and models, factors influencing curriculum, scope and sequence, scheduling, and assessing curricula.

Prerequisites: none

Best practices utilizing models of teaching, learning styles, and instructional strategies in physical education.

Prerequisites: none

Knowledge base in observation, observation models, techniques of coding and analyzing, developing observation skills, challenges to observation, and observations in various environments.

Prerequisites: none

Knowledge base on fitness levels of children and youth, assessing physical fitness levels, and developing physical fitness programs in the schools.

Prerequisites: none

Theory, new techniques, and best practices of assessing across the physical education curriculum.

Prerequisites: none

Analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of one's personal experiences related to the teaching of physical education as well as a review of practitioner and research-based articles to enhance one's teaching ability in physical education.

Prerequisites: none