Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST): Reading (#0710 or 5710), Writing (#0720 or 5720), and Math (#0730 or #5730)(until August 31, 2013) OR Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) (effective September 1, 2013) Reading (#5712), Writing (#5722), and Mathematics (#5732) required.
Praxis II: Physical Education: Content Knowledge Test (#5091) or (#0091) required.
Principles of Learning and Teaching Test, Grades 7-12 Test (#5622/#0622) OR K-6 (#5624/#0624) OR 5-9 (#5623/#0623) required.
|Course #||Credit Hours||Course Name|
|_____||BIOL 110||4||Introduction to Biology*|
|_____||BIOL 111||3||Human Biology|
|_____||HEED 250||3||Personal Health|
|_____||PHED 200||3||Philosophy & Orientation in PHED|
|_____||PHED 220||2||Elementary Physical Education|
|_____||PHED 253||3||Teaching Physical Education Content in the Areas of Team & Individual Sports|
|_____||PHED 281||1||Square & Folk Dancing|
|_____||PHED 310||3||Physiology of Exercise for Physical Education|
|_____||PHED 320||3||Kinesiology for the Physical Educator|
|_____||PHED 325||3||Adaptive Physical Education|
|_____||PHED 335||2||Safety & First Aid|
|_____||PHED 350||1||Assisting in Physical Education|
|_____||PHED 360||3||Psych & Soc Principles of Physical Education|
|_____||PHED 400||3||Organization, Administration, & Evaluation|
|_____||PHED 420||3||Tests & Measures in PHED|
|_____||EDUC 190||3||Educational Technology Applications|
|_____||EDUC 220||3||Foundations of Public Education|
|_____||EDUC 260||3||Educational Psychology|
|_____||EDUC 313||1||PHED Methods - PreK-Elementary Learners|
|_____||EDUC 320||1||Middle Schools: Designs & Issues|
|_____||EDUC 329||1||Lab - Middle Childhood (5-9) Learners|
|_____||EDUC 333||2||PHED Methods - Grade 5-Adult Learners|
|_____||EDUC 288||3||General Methods|
|_____||READ 300||3||Reading in the Secondary Schools|
|_____||SPED 200||3||Areas of Exceptionality in SPED|
|_____||SPED 340||3||Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Strategies for Classroom Teachers|
|_____||EDUC 500||11||Clinical Experience|
|_____||EDUC 520||1||Capstone-Applied Educational Content Knowledge|
|_____||EDUC 550||1||Clinical Experience Seminar|
|Continued Specialty Requirements|
|ONE course selected from this area:|
|_____||PHED 211||1||Intermediate Swimming|
|_____||PHED 212||1||Advanced Swimming|
|_____||PHED 371||3||Lifeguard Training|
All teacher Education majors should use ENGL-200 to fulfill Goal I.A., Section 2 and COMM-130 to fulfill Goal 1.A, Section 3 in the Liberal Studies requirements.
*Indicates courses that also meet Liberal Studies requirements.
Preparing for Teaching, Coaching, Fitness and Sports Related Careers
Graduates with a degree in education from Alderson Broaddus University find themselves well prepared for PreK-Adult educational settings. We encourage our students to choose a primary certification area and then broaden their background to include an additional endorsement.
If physical fitness and athletic competition have been among your most satisfying experiences, you’ll appreciate the many opportunities for active involvement in the quality physical education program at Alderson Broaddus University.
As a physical education major at AB you’ll be able to apply your classroom theories as you play, officiate or organize events in the intramural program. You may be one of the students selected to serve as assistant to head coaches in AB’s intercollegiate programs in men’s soccer, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country and women’s volleyball and softball.
You’ll enjoy studying and working-out in Memorial Coliseum, which provides space and equipment for a complete health and physical education program, as well as for many types of recreation. Coliseum features include a swimming pool, weight room, handball court, auxiliary gymnasium, archery range and batting cage.
Other experiences valuable to your career in health or physical education will be opportunities to work at a health or fitness center, to participate as a staff member at summer athletic camps, to assist professors in activity classes and to interview and observe current teachers in the field.
At AB you’ll work in a vigorous program with excellent faculty, and you’ll have the opportunity to expand your future opportunities with double majors or with elective minors such as business, computer science, recreational leadership, aging studies, speech communications or health administration, strength and conditioning, and athletic coaching.
AB’s education program prepares students for certification in physical education PreK-Adult. Teaching opportunities are excellent with a strong emphasis on health and physical education in the public schools.
You will have many opportunities for involvement in experiences that will help you develop as a well rounded teacher and that will make you very attractive to future employers. You can participate in: Student Education Association; C.A.R.E., an after-school tutoring program; annual Education Day; Special Olympics; State professional association meetings; and area professional organizations with student chapters on campus.
Interesting Career Options
With rising interest in wellness and recreation, you’ll have a variety of career options, either immediate or with experience and/or additional study, such as athletic training; sports information, sports journalism or broadcasting; directing fitness, wellness or recreation programs in corporate or agency settings; management and sales careers related to sports and fitness equipment and others.