B.A. Degree with a Major in Physical Education, with P-12 Certification
Teaching certification may be earned through a major in Physical Education together with required course work and experiences in Education. Students must meet all requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program, for admission to Student Teaching, and for recommendation for certification.
Requirements for the Major
A major in Physical Education, with P-12 Certification, is achieved by completion of the following requirements, in addition to the General Education and electives required for a degree:
Required Core Courses
PED 125, 315, 335, and 340
Required Distribution Courses
Additional Required PED Courses
PED 237, 244, 245, 246 or 247, 280, and 362
Required Distribution Courses
One (1) course chosen from PED 246, 247, or 250
Required Collateral Courses
BIO 101, HLT 215, and PEH 330 (or approved alternative). (BIO 101 is a prerequisite for PED 335 and PED 340.) Also see Proficiency Requirements below.
Required EDS Courses
EDS 150, 349, 355 (or approved alternative), 481, and 482
Exploring the Major
A student interested in a Physical Education with P-12 Certification major should contact a Physical Education and Health Program faculty member as early as possible to explore areas of concentration. They also should meet with an Education Studies faculty member as soon as possible. (See Course Sequencing Considerations and Teacher Education Program below.) Students pursuing this major are encouraged to minor in Health Studies or Health Teaching. Also see Teacher Education Program below.
Admission to the Major
An interview with program faculty members and a program recommendation are required for admission to the Physical Education major. See the “Requirements for Admission to the Teacher Education Program” under Education Studies for that program’s admission requirements, including the minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
Course Sequencing Considerations (in order to complete degree requirements within nine terms)
A student with an interest in Physical Education as a major is advised to register as early as the first term for PED 125, BIO 101, and PEH 100. These courses are foundational to continued work in the major. Physical Education major courses are taught in alternating years, so it is important to begin the sequence as early as possible. Junior standing is preferred for PED 492, but the course may be taken in the senior year as well. Also see Teacher Education Program sequencing recommendations below.
Proficiency Requirements for Retention in and Completion of the Major
A grade of C (2.0 GPA) or higher in each required Physical Education major course and in each prerequisite and collateral course is required for continuation in the major. Students not receiving a grade of C or higher may repeat that particular course to raise the grade while remaining in the major program. An overall GPA of 2.5 is required for students seeking certification. In addition, certification in First Aid/CPR must be completed by the first term of the Senior year. May be met by taking HLT 109: Comprehensive First Aid.
Admission to and Completion of the Teacher Education Program (in order to graduate within nine terms)
Students are strongly encouraged to take EDS 150 by the second term of the first year, but no later than the first term of sophomore year. (Multiple sections of EDS 150 are offered each Fall and Spring term.) Those students past their first year (including transfers) will be given priority for registration in EDS 150. Prior to the first day of the EDS 150 class, students must have completed a state criminal records clearance which takes 6-8 weeks to be processed. Students will learn about this procedure during pre-registration. While taking EDS 150, students will be assigned an Education Adviser. PEH 330 (or an approved alternative) must be taken by the eighth term. PEH 330 (or an approved alternative) and EDS 349 and 355 (or an approved alternative) must be completed prior to the eighth term. Only EDS 481: Student Teaching Seminar (1 credit) and 482: Student Teaching (3 credits) may be taken in the ninth term. Throughout their preparation, students seeking teacher certification are expected to seek out rich and substantive experiences with students of the ages they plan to teach beyond those associated with EDS courses. Such activities include SFA-related service work (e.g., One-on-One Tutoring), working with after-school programs, summer camp experiences, etc. Completion of teacher certification requires nine terms. For further information about the Teacher Education Program, Student Teaching, and Recommendation for Certification, see “Requirements for all Students Seeking Certification.”
Other Considerations or Recommendations
Students majoring in Physical Education are expected to hold a Labor position for at least one term within the Physical Education Program, Seabury Center, or Intramurals.
Notice and Disclaimer
This online publication is the official text of the Berea College Catalog & Student Handbook. Berea College reserves the right to amend, revise, or modify content within this publication at any time.Posted: 8-14-2012
Updated by Wanda Burch