Major Requirements - Physical Education

Physical Education Required Core Courses: 12 semester hours
PED/HED 3215 Kinesiology for Physical Education and Coaching (4)
PED/HED3230 Physiology of Exercise for Physical Education and Coaching (4)
PED4100 Administration of Physical Education (4)

Special Teaching Licensure K–12 Major

Professional Core Courses for Teaching: 37–40 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
PED2300 Coaching Principles and Techniques (2) or current online certificate 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)
PED3150 Assessing Student Learning in K–12 Physical Education (4)
PED4760 Student Teaching Seminar for Physical Education K-12 (2)

Education Core Courses: 38 semester hours
EDU2100 Foundations of Teaching and Learning (4)
EDU2260 Learning Theories and Application (4)
PSY3350 Child and Adolescent Psychology (4)
EDU3440 Middle School Methods (4)
EDU3720 Reading and Writing across the Curriculum (4)
SPED3750 Prosocial/Problem Behavior (4)
SPED3620 Language Development and Diversity (4)
EDU4750 Student Teaching Internship (10)

Required Minor in Health Education: 18 semester hours
HED1500 Health Behaviors and Social Responsibility (2)
HED/IDS1610 Being Human: Ethics and Morality (4)
HED2300 Planning for Health Education (4)
HED3100 Emotional Aspects of Health Education (2)
HED3200 Resources and Assessment in Health Education (2)
HED3500 School/Community Partnerships in Health Education (2)
HED4100 Curriculum Development in Health Education (2)

Individuals wanting the secondary health endorsement must pass the ISBE Health Content Area Exam and complete all required courses for the K–12 physical education major and minor in health education.

*Note: Refer to Secondary Education Major and Health Education Minor sections.