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 Human Performance and Sport. Human Performance and Sport majors are required to complete courses in: professional activities, such as team sports, individual sports and games, the core curriculum, including physical education methods, anatomical kinesiology, exercise physiology, and motor learning, as well as required licensure courses.
The core curriculum is designed to prepare candidates to pass the K-12 Physical Education Content Exam and to teach to the Colorado Model Content Standards for K-12 Physical Education. Licensure candidates need to meet with a K-12 Physical Education advisor, as well as one in Teacher Education.
Candidates seeking teacher licensure must also gain admission to the Teacher Education Program. The application form for the program must be completed by attending an Application Meeting during the semester prior to the first semester of education course work. Application Meetings are scheduled by the Teacher Application Center (WC 136). Formal admission must be obtained BEFORE Methods coursework can be taken and provisional admission must be obtained before any field experience placement will be made.
For more information on this program, see the Human Performance and Sport K-12 Physical Education Concentration section of the catalog.