TEACHING LICENSURE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION K-12


Physical Education, Professional Education, General Education core courses comprise the Physical Education K-12 major at Tusculum.

The Teaching Licensure major is approved by the Tennessee State Department of Education.

The hours for this major includes 42 semester hours in the Physical Education, 36 semester hours in Professional Education, 42 semester hours in the General Education core, for a total of 120 semester hours.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION K-12 CURRICULUM

Major Courses 

  • Activity Courses (6 hours) 
    • Community First Aid, CPR, and Safety (1)
    • Individual, Dual, or Team Sports (1 course)
      • Softball, Touch and Flag Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Raquetball, Bowling, Badminton, Table Tennis, Tennis, Archery, Golf, Jiu Jitsu
    • Aquatics (1 course)
      • Swimming, Lifeguard Training, Scuba Diving
    • Rhythms and Dance (1)
    • Tumbling and Gymnastics (1)
    • Outdoor Leisure Activities (1 course)
      • Bicycling, Hiking and Backpacking, Canoeing
  • Physical Education Theory Courses (36 hours) 
    • Introduction and History of Physical Education and Athletics (3)
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology (6)
    • Methods for School Health Teachers (3)
    • Adaptive Physical Education (3)
    • Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Elementary Physical Education, Health, and Wellness (3)
    • Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Secondary Physical Education, Health, and Wellness (3)
    • Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education, Health, and Wellness (3)
    • Motor Learning and Development (3)
    • Kinesiology (3)
    • Exercise Physiology (3)
    • Organization, Administration, and Supervision of Fitness, Sport, and Physical Education (3)
  • Professional Education Courses (18 hours) 
    • History, Philosophy and Principles of Education (3)
    • Innovative Instructional Technology (3)
    • Classroom Discipline and Management (3)
    • Planning Instruction in Today’s Classroom (3)
    • Content Area Reading K-12 (3)
    • Survey of the Regular and Special Populations Within the School Environment (3)
  • Practicum Courses (4 hours) 
    • Teacher Education Clinical Experience I (2)
    • Teacher Education Clinical Experience II (2)
  • Student Teaching and Seminar (12 hours) 
    • Student Teaching Seminar (2)
    • Enhanced Student Teaching K-12 (10)