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2012 - 2013

BS in Physical Education Teaching/Coaching (K–12)
(59 hours*, including licensure hours)



This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 120 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

The Discipline

Students preparing to teach physical education and/or coach will have a variety of experiences that will enhance proficiency in the knowledge and skills requisite to working in the contemporary school setting. Majors learn to perform a variety of sport, outdoor adventure, and dance activities. After becoming proficient, students take courses and have practical experiences in teaching and coaching children, adolescents, and adults. The discipline is interesting and rewarding, and those in a teaching/coaching career help others pursue and practice healthy lifestyle habits.

Career Opportunities

Graduates seek teaching and physical education/coaching careers in elementary and secondary education settings. With an advanced degree, teaching and coaching positions at institutions of higher learning are available.

It is recommended that students desiring to be optimally employable in secondary schools complete an approved teaching minor.



Program Requirements    |    View MAP

  1. Students who are interested in the program should meet with the Physical Education Teaching Education program director (249-D SFH) and Education Student Services (120 MCKB) in September of their sophomore year. Then they must complete an application form (found at http://education.byu.edu/ted/forms.html). Applications for the Physical Education Teaching Education program are due October 1 for Winter semester and February 1 for Fall semester.
  2. A teaching minor is not required for licensure. However, it is strongly recommended (approximately 16-30 hours).
  3. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  4. Complete the following required prerequisite courses:
  5. Complete the following:
  6. Complete one course from the following:
  7. Complete the Professional Education Component:
    • Complete the following:
        PETE 274 : Fundamental Skills and Teaching Methods for Elementary Physical Education. (3:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PETE 274 : Fundamental Skills and Teaching Methods for Elementary Physical Education. (3:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in PETE 230; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Identifying and demonstrating fundamental skills; identifying immature and mature movement patterns; selecting developmentally appropriate activities; appropriate management techniques.

        Course Outcomes


        PETE 276R : Exploration of Teaching. (3:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PETE 276R : Exploration of Teaching. (3:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
        PREREQUISITE: PETE 230 & PETE 274; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Field-based initial teaching experience directed at helping prospective teachers experience demands and opportunities associated with teaching secondary students.

        Course Outcomes


        PETE 377 : Secondary Practicum. (3:1:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PETE 377 : Secondary Practicum. (3:1:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        PREREQUISITE: PETE 231 & PETE 276R; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Written and practical teaching assignments designed to help prospective teachers plan, conduct, and evaluate lessons and unit plans appropriate to adolescent students.

        Course Outcomes


        PETE 461 : Adapted and Multicultural Physical Education for Teaching Majors. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PETE 461 : Adapted and Multicultural Physical Education for Teaching Majors. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
        PREREQUISITE: FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Legal mandates, assessing and identifying special needs students, multicultural issues, and management and instructional techniques.

        Course Outcomes


        IP&T 286 : Instructional Technology in Teaching. (1:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        IP&T 286 : Instructional Technology in Teaching. (1:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        DESCRIPTION: Using instructional design, visual design, and differentiated staffing principles along with multimedia authoring systems, telecommunication, and other computer-based tools in the development of educational applications for secondary education settings.

        Course Outcomes


        SC ED 350 : Adolescent Development in an Education Context. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 350 : Adolescent Development in an Education Context. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course.
        DESCRIPTION: Adolescent development and its implications for integrated school culture, curriculum design, instructional practices, and assessment.

        Course Outcomes


        Note: FBI fingerprinting and background clearance must be completed prior to enrollment in PETE 276R.

    • Complete 12 hours of one of the following:
        PETE 476R : Student Teaching - Physical Education (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PETE 476R : Student Teaching - Physical Education (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- in Sc Ed 377; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, semester-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

        Course Outcomes


        SC ED 496R : Academic Internship: Secondary Education. (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 496R : Academic Internship: Secondary Education. (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- in Sc Ed 377; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, year-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Academic Internship: Social Sciences.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Academic Internship: English.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Academic Internship: Mathematics.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Academic Internship: Biological Sciences.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Academic Internship: Physical Sciences.
        Course Outcomes



        Note: PETE 399R must be completed before PETE 476R and SC ED 496R.

  8. Complete the senior exit interview.
  9. Complete the PRAXIS II exam.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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