Physical Education Major (M)
To become a physical education teacher, there is a variety of coursework involved. You will have a better understanding of the human body with exercise physiology, motor development, anatomy, and physiology. You’ll also learn the ins and out of health education with personal, family, and community health. To get to this point, you’ll gain clinical experience and feel prepared to support learners with adaptive physical education needs. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a Physical Education, Health, Athletic Coaching, and Adaptive Physical Education license.
Program Learning Outcomes
1. Learner Development: The teacher understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences (Human Relations, Pedagogical Knowledge)
2. Learning Differences : The teacher uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards. (Human Relations, Pedagogical Knowledge)
3. Learning Environments: The teacher works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation. (Teaching Practice, Human Relations)
4. Content Knowledge: The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content. (Content Knowledge)
5. Application of Content: The teacher understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
6. Assessment Strategies: The teacher understands and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making. (Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge)
7. Planning for Instruction: The teacher plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context. (Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge)
8. Instructional Strategies: The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. (Pedagogical Knowledge, Communication Skills, Teaching Practice)
9. Professional Learning and Ethical Practice: The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.
10. Leadership and Collaboration: The teacher seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession.
11. Character/Faith Development: All teachers model a value system which emphasizes moral and ethical character. Teachers in Christian schools integrate faith and learning while modeling Christian mission and service with a biblical worldview. Lutheran teachers adhere to the doctrine and practice of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. (Human Relations, Professional Dispositions, Content Knowledge)
NOTE: All licensable majors and minors require that students pass applicable content examinations for licensure in the state of Wisconsin.
|Core Requirements||45 - 48|
|Major Requirements||31 - 37|
|Major Subject Area||39|
|Note: Physical Education majors may need to complete additional elective credits to meet the minimum 120 credit requirement for a bachelor's degree .|
NOTE: Check with the Chair of the Secondary Education Department for possible changes in this major.
The Physical Education Major is licensable from Kindergarten to grade 12.
Students completing this program are also eligible for licensure in athletic coaching, adaptive physical education, and health education.
Core Curriculum - 45 - 48 Credits
Concordia Common Core
|Theology - Public Education|
|REL 100||The Bible||3|
|REL 110||Christian Faith||3|
|Theology - Lutheran (LTD) & Christian (CTC)|
|REL 201||Old Testament||3|
|REL 203||New Testament||3|
|REL 204||Biblical Theology||3|
|CCE 130||Christian Citizen||3|
|CCE 140||Science & Humanity||3|
|CCE 110||Western Culture & Worldview||3|
|CCE 120||Western Thought & Worldview||3|
|Liberal Arts Dimensions - 27 Credits|
|ENG 104||Introduction to Writing||3|
|COMM 105||Public Speaking (or a Language course)||3|
|or COMM 201||Interpersonal Communication|
|Faith and Life Elective: Any course with REL prefix other than REL 100, 110, 201, 203, 204||3|
|ED 1102||Foundations of Education||3|
|HHP 100||Stewardship of the Body||1|
|HHP Activity Course||1|
|Human Creativity and Expression: Art, Music, Theater, Literature or Graphic Design activity course||3|
|MATH 125||Contemporary Math||3|
|or MATH 128||College Algebra|
|SCI 110||Introduction to Life and Physical Sciences||4|
|ED 1103||Human Relations for Teachers (register with ED 1212)||3|
|Note: Two CUW - approved writing intensive courses are required for graduation. Other Electives if under 120 credits:||3-6|
K-12 Curriculum - 31 - 37 credits
|Field Experience (clincial experiences are graded as pass/fail)|
|ED 1211||Discovery Clinical||0|
|ED 1212||Cultural Clinical||0|
|ED 1213||Special Education Clinical||0|
|Education Seminars (seminars are graded as pass/fail)|
|ED 1000||Orientation Seminar||0|
|ED 2000||UDS Seminar||0|
|ED 3000||Student Teaching Seminar||0|
|Theoretical & Practical Components|
|ED 1230||Nature of the Exceptional Child (register with ED 1213)||3|
|ED 1275||Human Learning (register with ED 1211)||3|
|ED 3318||The Art & Science of Planning 2||3|
|ED 4337||The Art and Science of Assessment 2,3||3|
|ED 4339||The Art and Science of Instruction 2,3||3|
|ED 4411||The Profession and Ethics of Teaching 2||3|
|Student Teaching Component (Take these courses in the same semester)|
|ED 4414||Portfolio Completion-Secondary 2||1|
& ED 4434
|Secondary Ed Student Teaching 1|
and Secondary Ed Student Teaching 2 2
|Lutheran (LCMS Members) Teacher Diploma Requirements|
|ED 2306||Teaching the Faith||3|
|REL 404||Lutheran Confessions||3|
|Christian Teacher Certification Requirements|
|ED 2306||Teaching the Faith||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Law and Gospel in the Life of the Church|
|A Survey of Christian Thought|
|Christ and Culture|
Major Requirements - 39 credits
|BIO 146||Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|HHP 260||School and Community Health||3|
|HHP 265||Healthy Lifestyles||3|
|HHP 371||Exercise Physiology||3|
|HHP 373||Motor Development||3|
|ED 3459||Measurement and Evaluation - Health and Physical Education 2||3|
|ED 3475||Adaptive Physical Education 2||3|
|ED 3476||Curriculum and Methods - Health Education 2||3|
|ED 3486||Practicum in Adaptive PE 2||0|
|ED 3381||Curriculum and Methods of Teaching PE - Elementary 2||4|
|ED 4382||Curriculum and Methods of Teaching PE - Secondary 2,3||3|
|Select two of the following:||4|
|Theory and Techniques of Coaching Softball|
|Theory and Techniques of Coaching Basketball|
|Theory and Techniques of Coaching Football|
|Theory and Techniques of Coaching Track|
|Theory and Techniques of Coaching Soccer|
|Theory and Techniques of Coaching Volleyball|
|Theory and Techniques of Coaching Wrestling|
Students who complete this major are also eligible for certification in athletic coaching, adaptive physical education, and health education.
Course Requires Upper Division Status.
ED4337, ED4339, and ED4382 are taken concurrently during the Fall prior to student teaching.
CPR certification must include face-to-face instruction.
Demonstration of specific content knowledge is required for licensure. This includes a content based portfolio along with a GPA of 3.0 in the above content classes OR a score of 150 or better on the Praxis II examination 5091 Physical Education: Content Knowledge and a score of 151 or better on the Praxis II examination 5551 Health Education.
Physical education majors are required to attain First Aid & CPR certification prior to graduation.