Bachelor of Science in Education - Secondary Education with endorsements in Physical Education and Health Education

Degree Description

The educator preparation programs in physical education are designed to prepare candidates to teach physical education in elementary and/or secondary schools.  Candidates achieving teaching certification may also pursue a coaching endorsement and/or adapted physical education endorsement.

Courses required for major (core curriculum)

Candidates seeking K-6, 7-12 teacher certification in physical education are required to complete the university general education requirements and the following required program course work:

  

Professional Education Sequence

EDUC 2010Human Growth and Learning

3 credits

EDUC 2020Educational Foundations

3 credits

EDUC 2030Human Relations for Bias-Free Classrooms

3 credits

EDUC 2510Applied Special Education

3 credits

EDUC 2520Planning for Effective Teaching

3 credits

EDUC 2524Intermediate Field Experiences Practicum

0 credits

Professional Physical Education Course Requirements:

PE 1800Fitness for Living

3 credits

PE 2220Theory and Practice of Teaching Resistance Training

2 credits

PE 2310Teaching Games 1

3 credits

PE 2320Teaching Games 2

3 credits

PE 2330Outdoor/Adventure Activities

3 credits

PE 2400Human Physiology & Anatomy I

4 credits

PE 2430Foundations in Physical Education

3 credits

PE 2800Motor Behavior

3 credits

PE 3060Methods of Preschool and Primary School Physical Education

3 credits

PE 3300Teaching Dance in the Schools

3 credits

PE 3350Teaching & Curriculum Development in Elementary Physical Education

3 credits

PE 4000Teaching & Curriculum Development in Secondary Physical Education

3 credits

PE 4150Adapted Physical Education Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 4630Biomechanics

3 credits

PE 4930/PE 8936Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Education

3 credits

PE 4940/PE 8946Physiology of Exercise

3 credits

HED 3030First Aid

3 credits

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PEA 111VBeginning/Intermediate Swimming

1 credit

TED 3690/TED 8695Literacy and Learning

3 credits

TED 4600Clinical Practice and Seminar: Elementary or Secondary Level

12 credits

Select 1 credit from any PEA 111 or 112 course

Physical Education (7-12) and Health Education (7-12) Endorsement

Candidates seeking secondary education teacher certification with endorsements in physical education (7-12) and health education (7-12), must complete the university general education requirements, the professional education sequence, and the following endorsement area requirements.

 

Professional education sequence

EDUC 2010Human Growth and Learning

3 credits

EDUC 2020Educational Foundations

3 credits

EDUC 2030Human Relations for Bias-Free Classrooms

3 credits

EDUC 2510Applied Special Education

3 credits

EDUC 2520Planning for Effective Teaching

3 credits

EDUC 2524Intermediate Field Experiences Practicum

0 credits

Physical Education (7-12) Endorsement

PE 1800Fitness for Living

3 credits

PE 2220Theory and Practice of Teaching Resistance Training

2 credits

PE 2310Teaching Games 1

3 credits

PE 2320Teaching Games 2

3 credits

PE 2330Outdoor/Adventure Activities

3 credits

PE 2400Human Physiology & Anatomy I

4 credits

PE 2430Foundations in Physical Education

3 credits

PE 2800Motor Behavior

3 credits

PE 3300Teaching Dance in the Schools

3 credits

PE 4000Teaching & Curriculum Development in Secondary Physical Education

3 credits

PE 4150Adapted Physical Education Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 4630Biomechanics

3 credits

PE 4930/PE 8936Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Education

3 credits

PE 4940/PE 8946Physiology of Exercise

3 credits

HED 3030First Aid

3 credits

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PEA 111VBeginning/Intermediate Swimming

1 credit

TED 3690/TED 8695Literacy and Learning

3 credits

TED 4600Clinical Practice and Seminar: Elementary or Secondary Level

12 credits

and choose 1 credit hour from: PEA 111A - 111Z or 112A - 112S

Health Education 7-12 Endorsement

The health education program is designed to prepare candidates for health education positions in secondary schools.  The following hours are required for this endorsement:

HED 1500Foundations in Public Health

3 credits

HED 2070Drug Awareness

3 credits

HED 2310Healthful Living

3 credits

HED 2850Stress Management

3 credits

HED 3030First Aid

3 credits

HED 3080/WGST 3080Health Concepts of Sexual Development

3 credits

HED 3310General Safety Education

3 credits

HED 4000Methods and Materials in Health Education

3 credits

HED 4040Epidemiology & Prevention of Disease

3 credits

HED 4060School Health Programs

3 credits

HED 4960Health Education - Planning and Organization

3 credits

HPER 3090Applied Nutrition

3 credits

PE 2400Human Physiology & Anatomy I

4 credits

TED 3550Secondary Classroom Management

3 credits

TED 3690/TED 8695Literacy and Learning

3 credits

Supplemental Coaching Endorsement

To receive a coaching endorsement, a candidate must possess or simultaneously receive teacher certification.

 

Physical education (K-6, 7-12) candidates must complete the following requirements:

PE 3040Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3 credits

PE 4500/PE 8506Behavioral Aspects of Coaching

3 credits

PE 3480Organization and Administration of Athletics

3 credits

and any two of the following:

PE 3720Soccer Coaching Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 3730Softball Coaching Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 3740Volleyball Coaching Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 3750Wrestling Coaching Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 3760Baseball Coaching Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 3770Football Coaching Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 3780Track and Field Coaching Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 3790Basketball Coaching Theory and Practice

3 credits

and coaching practica (PE 4980) in two different sports.

Other, non-physical education teaching majors must complete:

HED 3030First Aid

3 credits

PE 3010Scientific Principles of Coaching

3 credits

PE 3040Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3 credits

PE 3480Organization and Administration of Athletics

3 credits

and any two of the following:

PE 3720Soccer Coaching Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 3730Softball Coaching Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 3740Volleyball Coaching Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 3750Wrestling Coaching Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 3760Baseball Coaching Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 3770Football Coaching Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 3780Track and Field Coaching Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 3790Basketball Coaching Theory and Practice

3 credits

and coaching practica (PE 4980) in two different sports.

The Nebraska State Board of Education has authorized the issuance of special services certificate in coaching for non-teachers.  A student may qualify for the special services certificate in coaching after taking the following courses:

HED 3030First Aid

3 credits

PE 3010Scientific Principles of Coaching

3 credits

PE 3040Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3 credits

EDUC 2030Human Relations for Bias-Free Classrooms

3 credits

There will not be a record on your transcript regarding a coaching certificate.  These courses have been selected by the Nebraska Department of Education as those qualifying non-teachers for the Special Services Certificate in Coaching.  A student completing these courses must apply for the certificate directly through the Nebraska Department of Education.  For more information please contact Teacher Certification, Nebraska Department of Education at 402-471-0739 or http://www.education.ne.gov/.

Supplemental Adapted Physical Education Endorsement (PK-12)

To receive an adapted physical education endorsement, a candidate must possess or simultaneously receive teaching certification.  Candidates seeking the adapted physical education endorsement must complete:

PE 2800Motor Behavior

3 credits

PE 3350Teaching & Curriculum Development in Elementary Physical Education

3 credits

PE 4150Adapted Physical Education Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 4170/PE 8176Motor Assessment and Prescription

3 credits

PE 4180/PE 8186Practicum in Physical Education for the Disabled Child

3 credits

PE 4260/PE 8266Including Individuals with Disabilities in Physical Ed.

3 credits

PE 4000Teaching & Curriculum Development in Secondary Physical Education

3 credits

PEA 112BAdaptive Aquatics

1 credit

SPED 4710/SPED 8716Interactions Between Parents and Professionals

3 credits