Major Requirements - Physical Education

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2017-2018 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

Physical Education Licensure K–12 Major
Professional Core Courses for Teaching: 48 semester hours

  • BIO1060 Human Biology (4)
  • PED1320 Foundations of Dance (1)
  • PED1510 Foundations of Teaching K–12 Physical Education (2)
  • PED2080 First Aid (1) or current American Red Cross First Aid/CPR card on file
  • PED2400 Inclusive Physical Education Characteristics/ID Disability and the Law (4)
  • PED2510 K–12 Student Learning Through Fitness Activities (4)
  • PED2520 K–12 Student Learning Through Sport Activities (4)
  • PED2600 Motor Development (2)
  • PED3000 An Integrated Approach to Teaching K–5 Physical Education (4)
  • PED3025 Enhancing Cultural Awareness through Dance (2)
  • PED3050 An Integrated Approach to Teaching 6–12 Physical Education (4)
  • PED3060 Curriculum Development and Administration of K-12 Physical Education (2)
  • PED3150 Assessing Student Learning in K–12 Physical Education (4)
  • PED/HED3215 Kinesiology (4)
  • PED/HED3230 Physiology (4)
  • PED4760 Student Teaching Seminar for Physical Education K–12 (2) 

Education Core Courses: 34 semester hours

  • EDU2260 Learning Theories and Application (4)
  • EDU3440 Middle School Methods (4)
  • EDU3720 Reading and Writing across the Curriculum (4)
  • EDU4750 Student Teaching Internship (10)
  • PSY3350 Child and Adolescent Development (4)
  • SPED3510 ELL Cross Cultural & SPED Diversity (4)
  • SPED3750 Prosocial/Problem Behavior (4) 

Required Minor in School Health Promotion: 20 semester hours

  • BIO2080 Nutrition and Health Promotion (4)
  • HED3260 Strategies in Health Promotion (4)
  • HED3300 Planning for Health Education (4)
  • HED4300 Methods in Health Education (4)
  • SWK2050 Drugs and Human Behavior (4)

Individuals wanting the secondary health endorsement must also pass the ISBE Content Area Test for Health.