Students MUST take all TExES certification exams PPR (EC-6 & 4-8, 7-12 cert, ), Core Subjects (EC-6 & 4-8 cert) and/or Content Exams (7-12 cert) PRIOR to beginning their student teaching semester.
Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology
The 124 hour degree is designed to be completed in 4 years. The degree leads to TEA Certification to teach in elementary or secondary schools, as well as coaching at the secondary level. It is uniquely designed so a student could complete 24 semester hours in a second teaching field (including student teaching). Upon completion of the BS Kinesiology degree students may achieve K-12 teaching certificate in Physical Education from the State of Texas. The student then has the potential to gain dual certification upon graduation. It may assist in meeting teacher shortage areas such as math, science, foreign language, ESL and special education.
Please go to the School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development checklist to get information about requirements for admission and retention to a SoEHPHD teacher certification program. Note that this application is different from admission to the university. Also please visit links to get information on requirements that apply to all candidates for the BS degree in Kinesiology. Request more information about the degree or program that aligns with your career goals.
CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENT
|COURSE||s.h.||RESTRICTIONS &/OR REMARKS|
|010 - Communication||ENGL 1301||6||Freshman Composition & Rhetoric I|
|ENGL 1302||Freshman Composition & Rhetoric II|
|020 - Mathematics||MATH 1314||3||College Algebra or equivalent|
|030 - Life and Physical Sciences||7||biological, anatomy or physiology sciences preferred at least one science course must include a lab|
|040 - Lang., Phil., and Culture||3||American Literature preferred, Philosophy, Cultural Studies|
|050 - Creative Arts||3||Art, drama or music|
|060 - American History||HIST 1301||6||US History thru 1877|
|HIST 1302||US History from 1877|
|070 - Government/Political Science||PSCI 2306||6||Federal and Texas state government|
|PSCI 2305||Federal and Texas state government|
|080 - Social/Behavioral Sciences||3||World Geog preferred, Economics, Psychology, Sociology|
|090 - Institutionally Designated Option||SPCH||6||Fundamentals of Speech|
|Computer proficiency less than 5 years ago|
|Other lower division major requirements||KINE 1301||9||Foundations of Kinesiology|
|KINE 2310||Contemporary Wellness|
|KINE 2311||Motor Learning & Development|
|Courses in Kinesiology||KINE 3312||24||Physiology of Exercise|
|KINE 3311||Biomechanics of Sport & Exercise|
|KINE 3313||Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning|
|KINE 4311||Testing and Prescriptions of Exercise|
|KINE 4312||Teaching Early Childhood & Elementary Physical Education|
|KINE 3310||Adapted Activities for Special Populations|
|KINE 4313||Teaching Middle & High School Physical Education|
|KINE 4310||Coaching Theory & Application|
|Secondary Teaching Field||24||Courses by Advisement in Life Sciences, Mathematics, Speech, History, English, or Spanish
Please contact the Schl of Educ., Health Professions, & Human Dev.
if you have any questions.
|Teacher Education Program||CUIN 3323||24||Instructional Design|
|INDS 3323||Child Development|
|FEDU 3321||Educational Foundations for Teaching|
|CUIN 4313||Secondary Teaching Strategies|
|LITY 4364||Content Area Reading & Skills|
|CUIN 3327||Educational Technology|
|KINE 4303||Secondary Student Teaching|
|KINE 4304||Secondary Student Teaching|
- s.h. = semester hours
- LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
- UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
- The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
- Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
- This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
- Must meet minimum requirements: 124 s.h. overall, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.
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