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Teacher Education, Concentration Code TCHR (On-Campus)
The Teacher Education Concentration is designed to meet the requirements for Kentucky P-12 Physical Education Certification. The Teacher Education Concentration is offered on- site through evening classes.
Required Core - 18 hours
PE 501 Research Methods in Physical Education, PE 503 Motor Learning, PE 504 Advanced Exercise Physiology, PE 515 Assessment in Physical Education and Recreation and EDU 501 Professional Development Plan
EDU 596 Seminar: Portfolio Development Professional Growth PSY 510 Advanced Educational Psychology
OR PSY 511 Psychology of Learning
Restricted Electives - 6 hours*
PE 505 Foundations of Curriculum Construction OR PE 521 Critical Analysis of Professional Literature in Physical Education
PE 520 Teaching Strategies in Physical Education OR PE 522 Advanced Exercise Prescription
Electives - 9 hours*
The M.S. degree is also available online. The Master of Science in Physical Education–Teacher Education option is a 33 hour distance learning program that focuses on the skills necessary to teach Physical Education.
This program meets the Kentucky Teacher Requirements for Advanced Teaching Standards and the Rank II Certification. This program is designed for those students who have previously completed an initial teacher certification; however, if you do not have a teaching certificate, you may still pursue this concentration although this program does not provide initial certification or Rank Change in Kentucky.
Teachers outside of the state of Kentucky may also be able to participate in this program. We encourage you to check with your State Board of Education to determine applicability of the program in meeting your professional development goals. For more information please see the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach.