Teacher Certification Specialization (with Secondary Teaching Field) Requirements
Empower children through physical education to lead active and healthy lives. The Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology focuses on those preparing to get certified in EC-12 all level physical education.
Students that declare to take 24 hours in a secondary teaching field may later test and apply for a second teaching certification after graduating and obtaining their initial teacher certification in EC-12 Physical Education.
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Bachelor Science Degree in Kinesiology - Physical Education K-12 (with Secondary Teaching Field) Degree Plan
Core Curriculum Requirement
10- Communication – 6 semester hours
- ENGL 1301
- ENGL 1302
20- Mathematics – 3 semester hours
- MATH 1314 - College Algebra or Equivalent
30 – Life and Physical Sciences – 7 semester hours
- Biological, Anatomy or Physiology sciences preferred
- At least one science course must include a lab
40 – Language, Philosophy and Culture – 3 semester hours
- American Literature preferred
- Literature, Philosophy, or Cultural Studies
50 – Creative Arts – 3 semester hours
- ARTS, MUSI or DRAM
60 – American History – 6 semester hours
- HIST 1301
- HIST 1302
70 – Government/Political Sciences– 6 semester hours
- PSCI 2305
- PSCI 2306
80 – Social and Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours
- ECON, GEOG, PSYC or SOCI
- World Geography preferred
90-Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours
- SPCH - Fundamentals of Speech
- COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305 - less than 5 years ago
Other Lower Level Requirements – 9 semester hours
- KINE 1301 Foundations of Kinesiology
- KINE 2310 Contemporary Wellness
- KINE 2311 Motor Learning & Development
Upper Level Kinesiology Requirements – 21 semester hours
- KINE 3310 Adapted Physical Education
- KINE 3311 Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
- KINE 3312 Physiology of Exercise
- KINE 4310 Coaching Theory and Application
- KINE 4311 Testing and Prescription of Exercise
- KINE 4312 Teaching Early Childhood and Elementary Physical Education
- KINE 4313 Teaching Middle and High School Physical Education
Secondary Teaching Field – 24 semester hours
- Courses by Advisement in Life Sciences, Mathematics, Speech, History, English, or Spanish
- If you have any questions email us.
Teacher Education Program – 24 semester hours
- CUIN 3323 Instructional Design
- INDS 3323 Child Development
- FEDU 3321 Educational Foundations for Teaching
- CUIN 4313 Secondary Teaching Strategies
- LITY 4364 Content Area Reading & Skills
- KINE 3313 Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning
- 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)
- Students will need to make a "C" or higher in all required courses outside of the core.
- 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: 121 s.h. overall, 36 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.
- State TExES exams required for certification: PPR EC-12 #160; Physical Education #158
- Students are responsible for creating and maintaining an account with TEA online at www.tea.state.tx.us
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