Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Students in initial teacher education programs know the content that they plan to teach and can explain important principles and concepts delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards.
  2. Students in initial teacher education programs understand the relationship of content and content specific pedagogy and have a broad knowledge of instructional strategies that draws upon content and pedagogical knowledge and skills delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards to help all students learn.
  3. Students in initial teacher education programs are able to analyze educational research findings and incorporate new information into their practice.
  4. Students in initial teacher education programs assess and analyze student learning, make appropriate adjustments to instruction, monitor student learning, and have a positive effect on learning for all students.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Majors in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate content knowledge through passing the state-required content assessment.
  2. Majors in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate pedagogical content knowledge and knowledge of evidence-based strategies through development of lesson plans identifying use of research-validated procedures and effective content pedagogy.
  3. Majors in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate skills in assessment, instructional strategies, use of technology, and monitoring or modifying instruction during observed teaching episodes evaluated by a university supervisor and P-12 mentor teacher.
  4. Majors in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate their ability to positively impact P-12 learning through the development of a project designed to determine the relationship between effective planning and instruction and student learning (Impact on P-12 Learning Project) during the clinical practice (student teaching) experience.

Requirements for the B.S.Ed. Degree with a Major in Health and Physical Education

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum) 42
Area F Requirements
EDUC 2110Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education3
EDUC 2120Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity3
EDUC 2130Exploring Learning and Teaching3
BIOL 2651
BIOL 2652
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
8
KSPE Physical Education Activity Course 1
Any physical education course requiring physical fitness or lifetime physical activity; participation and content approved by any departmental academic advisor.
KSPE 2999Entry to the Education Profession0
All courses in Area F must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
College of Education and Human Services Health and Physical Education Requirements .
KSPE 2010
KSPE 2020
Activities and Games for Coaches and Teachers
and Coaching and Teaching Team Sports
6
Professional Program Requirements60
KSPE 3101Foundations & Technology in Health and Physical Education3
KSPE 3200Nutrition for Health and Human Performance3
KSPE 3301Contemporary Health Issues3
KSPE 3401Instructional Planning and Evaluation3
KSPE 3411Human Movement Applications4
SPEC 3000Serving Students with Diverse Needs3
KSPE 3420Exercise Physiology3
KSPE 3911Diversity in Sport and Physical Education3
KSPE 3450Comprehensive Health Education3
KSPE 3460Health Education Methods and Materials3
KSPE 3700Elementary Physical Education Methods and Content3
KSPE 4710Middle Grade & Secondary Physical Education Methods & Content3
KSPE 2000Health and Wellness for Life2
KSPE 3141First Aid/CPR and Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
KSPE 4220Management of Physical Education Programs3
PSYC 2103Introduction to Human Development3
KSPE 4800Professional Practice Seminar2
KSPE 4790Student Teaching in Health and Physical Education10
Total hours required for the degree126