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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

K-12 Physical Education Major, B.S.


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Candidates who wish to obtain Colorado licensure for K-12 Physical Education must earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in K-12 Physical Education. K-12 Physical Education majors are required to complete courses in: professional activities, such as team, individual and dual activities, the core curriculum, including physical education methods, anatomical kinesiology, exercise physiology, and motor learning, as well as required teacher licensure courses. The core curriculum is designed to prepare candidates to pass the K-12 Physical Education PRAXIS exam and to utilize the Colorado Quality Teaching Standards. Licensure candidates need to meet with a K-12 Physical Education advisor, as well as an advisor in Teacher Education. Candidates seeking teacher licensure must also gain admission to the Teacher Education Program. A 2.5 GPA and completion of at least 30 semester hours of coursework is required. A grade of “C” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. Student Teaching GPA requirement is 2.75.

General Studies (Required Course for K-12 Physical Education Licensure):


Written Communication: 6 credits


See the General Studies section of this catalog for approved courses.

Oral Communication: 3 credits


Quantitative Literacy: 3 credits


Arts and Humanities: 6 credits


See the General Studies section of this catalog for approved courses.

Historical: 3 credits


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Social and Behavioral Sciences I: 3 credits


Social and Behavioral Sciences II: 4 credits


Global Diversity: 3 credits


See the General Studies section of this catalog for approved courses.

The Global Diversity requirement may be fulfilled using a course in the Arts and Humanities or Historical category that are designated for dual categories.

Subtotal: Minimum 36 credits


Subtotal: 3 credits


Required K-12 Physical Education Major Courses


Subtotal: 64 credits


Subtotal: 20 credits


Total for Degree and Licensure: minimum of 123 credits


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