Physical Education Teacher Education

The Physical Education Teacher Education program at Friends University prepares students to teach in grades PreK-12. This four-year program includes student teaching in both the elementary and secondary levels during either the fall or spring semester of the senior year. Graduates are conditionally licensed to teach by the State of Kansas after successfully completing the degree and passing the Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam (PLT) and a content test.

Other requirements include admittance into the teacher education program and a cumulative, education, and content GPA of 2.75 with no D grades in the education courses or content areas. Students are encouraged to endorse in another curricular area to increase marketability, as physical education is very competitive field to obtain a teaching position. The degree was designed by physical educators to fully prepare teachers in the latest and best methods of instruction. Most students in this major have an interest in coaching sports such as football, volleyball, basketball, track and field, etc.

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