Teaching physical education is a great way to help others experience benefits of physical activity and sport, such as better fitness and self-esteem, character development, working as a team, and enjoyment of leisure time. The BA Degree in Physical Education K-12 prepares professionals to teach in the public or private school setting in grades K through 12 according to licensure standards determined by the Minnesota Board of Teaching and by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The program includes a strong practical element working in the schools with students. K-12 majors are encouraged to consider a second major in a teaching certification program to increase their marketability, and/or obtain a health education endorsement or coaching minor.
Students normally apply to the Education Department during Introduction to Education (EDU200) during the sophomore year. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and earn at least a C in all courses in the major.
Steven Henkel, Ph.D.
Professor and Coordinator
Dottie Haugen, M.Ed.
Beware of six alternate-year
courses. Do not take elective courses. Need biology by end of
fall Year 2.
General questions may be directed to one of the secretaries in the departmental office RC239 or call 638-6397.