Exercise and Sports Science Teacher Certification Program
Teacher Certification is an emphasis area within the Exercise and Sports Science (ExSS) degree. The ExSS/Teacher Certification includes a:
- 33 semester hour basic science core,
- 17 semester hour K-12 physical education teaching methods and program design emphasis, and
- 30-31 semester hour Teacher Education core sequence
Courses for each of the above modules are listed at the bottom of the page.
Students must also complete the following Core and General Curriculum:
- Core Curriculum (16 hours): ENGL 1033, ENGL 3003, BUS 1001, QM 2013, MATH 1093, MIS 1123
- General Curriculum (25 hours): Two Block I courses (6 hours); four Block II courses (12 hours), including BUS 1013; three Block III courses (7 hours), including BIOL 1023 and BIOL 1021
The Teacher Certification emphasis is designed to prepare ExSS majors to teach at the elementary, middle, and high school levels of instruction in the specialty area of physical education.
Traditionally, the teaching specialty of physical education has been practiced by physical educators working with school-aged children in school-based settings or with adults in post-secondary institutional settings. Physical education teaching specialists are now applying pedagogical skills in non-traditional instructional settings such as sport-specific community-based or residential institutions, correctional facilities, sport camps, and other youth organizations.
Upon completion of the degree requirements, graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in ExSS as their first major and Education as their second major. They also receive an endorsement from the School of Education recommending Initial Licensure for Physical Education/Health/Safety through the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
The TU ExSS/Teacher Certification emphasis is currently accredited through the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)/National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
If you have any questions or if you would like additional information regarding this undergraduate program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exercise and Sports Science Core Courses
||Concepts and Issues in Sport Sciences |
||Human Anatomy & Kinesiology|
||Human Anatomy and Kinesiology Lab|
||CPR for the Professional Rescuer|
||Strategies for Healthy Living|
||Prevention & Treatment of Athletic Injuries|
||Exercise Physiology Lab|
||Instructional Methods in Health|
||Development of Strength and Conditioning Programs|
||Motor Control and Development|
Teacher Certification Emphasis Courses
||Pedagogy of Sport Skills|
||Pedagogy of Outdoor and Lifetime Activities/Sports|
||Physical Activities for Elementary Populations|
||Methods in Teaching|
||Methods in Teaching Lab|
||Educating Special Needs Children in the Physical Realm|
Teacher Education Core Courses
||Introduction to Education|
||Foundations of Education|
||Education Technology for Instruction|
||Child and Adolescent Development and Learning|
||Measurement and Evaluation in Education|
||Education of the Exceptional Child|
||Seminar in Student Teaching|
Secondary Language Proficiency (as per Teacher Education) 3-4 hours