Female Student at Graduate

Dr. Mary LaVine, Program Coordinator

Multi-Age Education (PK-12)

Physical Education

OVERVIEW

In cooperation with various academic disciplines in the University, the Department of Teacher Education offers a four-year Multi-Age Education, Physical Education license (grades PK-12) program approved by the Ohio Department of Education.  

The Multi-Age PK-12 Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education degree requires a minimum of 124 semester hours of coursework including a semester of student teaching.  Please refer to the four-year plan for additional information.  This teaching license requires passage of the Ohio Assessments for Educators in order to be eligible to student teach.  

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Physical Education program will be qualified to teach in the PK-12 physical education classroom.  Graduates also find rewarding careers in the private business sector with corporations that offer fitness programs for their employees and in the recreation sector. It is recommended that students in this major consider adding the Health Education license and the Adapted Physical Education endorsement to increase marketability.  

Professional Dispositions:  

In addition to the above learning outcomes, teacher candidates are expected to display the following professional dispositions:

  • Creating fairness in the classroom
  • Providing an inclusive environment that is safe and conducive to learning
  • Demonstrating the belief that all students can learn
  • Fostering collaborative relationships to support student learning and well-being
  • Exhibiting professional skills

Field Experiences and Student Teaching

Students complete over 300 hours of pre-clinical experiences in addition to student teaching.  Field experiences are included in the following courses and offer opportunities to provide varying levels of classroom support (observing, one-on-one tutoring, small group teaching, whole class teaching).

Field Experiences

Pre-clinical Field Experiences

The pre-clinical experience is conducted in local schools and provides an opportunity for teacher candidates to complete an in-depth field experience prior to student teaching.  This field experience requires a substantial time commitment, as teacher candidates spend the entire day in schools during designated weeks. The physical education pre-clinical experience is occurs over two semesters.  Applications for the pre-clinical experience must be submitted (1) one year in advance to BCOE Room 2101, by September 1 for fall pre-clinical and February 1 for spring pre-clinical.  Contact the Beeghly College of Education, academic advisors for minimum pre-clinical prerequisites. 

  • Fall Semester Year 3
  • HEPE 3767 Pedagogy in P-12 Health Education and Physical Education
  • HEPE 4808 Standards Based Assessment in Health and Physical Education
  • Spring Semester Year 3
  • HEPE 4876 Teaching of Elementary Physical Education
  • Fall Semester Year 4
  • HEPE 4878 Teaching of Middle/Secondary Physical Education
  • HEPE 4895 Introduction to Adapted Physical Education

Student Teaching

Students complete a 16 week student teaching experience.  Students must pass the edTPA performance-based assessment with a minimum score of 137 during this experience.

  • SED 4842A Student Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education
  • SED 4846 Supervised Student Teaching: Physical Education (K-12)

Advisement

Advisement is provided by the academic advisors in the Beeghly College of Education.  Majors in this program must complete general education requirements, subject area curriculum requirements, reading course requirements, and professional education requirements.  Prior to student teaching, all adolescent/young adult majors must complete a pre-clinical experience. 

Required Assessments

The Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) assess the content area and professional (pedagogical) knowledge of candidates who are seeking initial Ohio educator license or adding a new license area.  The assessments are aligned with Ohio's New Learning Standards.  Teacher candidates must pass these exams prior to student teaching.

004 Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Multi-Age (PK-12)

034 Physical Education

Endorsements

The Department of Teacher Education offers the Adapted Physical Education Endorsement. This endorsement may increase a teacher candidate's ability to acquire a teaching position. This endorsement may be added to an existing Physical Education PK-12 teaching license. This endorsement is not a major and does not stand alone as an area of study. See an academic advisor for additional information.

COURSETITLES.H.
General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement
One of the following courses may be taken to fulfill Math GER. Math 2652 is preferred math course if you are required to take Math Praxis Core.
Quantitative Reasoning
Or:
Mathematics for Early Childhood Teachers 2
General Education Knowledge Domains
Some courses are categorized in more than one knowledge domain. Courses can only be used once within the General Education model. Courses listed below for GERs are required in the program.
Arts and Humanities6
Introduction to Professional Ethics
Arts and Humanities Course
Natural Sciences (2 courses, one must include a lab)8
Allied Health Anatomy and Physiology
and Allied Health Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
Natural Science Course
Social Science6
General Psychology
Social Sciences Course
Social and Personal Awareness6
Healthy Lifestyles
Normal Nutrition
General Education Elective / First-Year Experience3
Introduction to Becoming a Teacher First Year Experience Course BCOE
Subject Area Curriculum
HEPE 1567Performance and Analysis of Invasion Games3
HEPE 1574Performance and Analysis of Target and Fielding Games3
HEPE 1575Performance and Analysis of Net and Wall Games3
HEPE 1579Rhythmic Movement for Children1
HEPE 2610Introduction to Outdoor Pursuits3
HEPE 2628Movement for Early Childhood3
HEPE 2689Scientific Basis of Fitness3
HEPE 3766Principles and Analysis of Motor Development (This course is changing to 4 s.h.)3
HEPE 3768Advocacy and Best Practices in Health and Physical Education2
HEPE 4895Introduction to Adapted Physical Education 24
PSYC 2692Human Sexuality3
HEPE 4899Physiological Effects of Exercise on Children and Adolescents3
HEPE 3740Coaching the Young Athlete3
HEPE 3750Organization and Management of Sport Programs and Events2
Professional Education Curriculum
EDFN 1501Introduction to Education3
PSYC 3709Psychology of Education3
EDFN 3708Education and Society3
SPED 2630Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 13
TERG 2610Reading Application in Content Areas Middle Years3
Preclinical Curriculum
(Blocked courses must be taken concurrently and in the following sequence)
Preclinical 1 (Fall Semester)
HEPE 3767Pedagogy in P-12 Health Education and Physical Education 13
HEPE 4889Selected Topics in Health and Physical Education2
Preclinical 2 (Spring Semester)
HEPE 4876Teaching of Elementary Physical Education 23
Preclinical 3 (Fall Semester)
HEPE 4878Teaching of Middle/Secondary Physical Education 23
HEPE 4808Standards Based Assessment in Health and Physical Education 13
HEPE 3780Methods of Teaching Dance 22
Student Teaching Curriculum
SED 4846Supervised Student Teaching: Physical Education (K-12) 210
SED 4842AStudent Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education 22
Total Semester Hours123
1

 Prerequisites for perclinical curriculum.

2

 Upper division course.

BCOE Notes:

Advisement:

  • It is highly recommended that all teacher candidates meet with an academic advisor every semester.
  • Freshmen, athletes, and students on warning and probation are required to meet with an advisor before registration.
  • At the completion of 30 SH any teacher candidate who: 1)was required to and has not passed PRAXIS Core Exam(s), or 2) holds a GPA of 2.25 or below will be referred to Central Advising for advising and career services.  If at a later date the teacher candidate passes all required parts of the Praxis Core Exam and attains a GPA of 2.25 or higher that student may return to BCOE for advising.

Important Notes:

  • Neither admission to the University nor declaration of a major related to a teaching field guarantees admission to the BCOE’s Teacher Education Programs or candidacy for a teaching license.
  • Formal Admission to Teacher Education (Upper-Division) is required before teacher candidates are allowed to enroll in certain junior and senior level courses in BCOE.
  • Undetermined education majors must declare a major before applying for admission to a Teacher Education Program.
  • Admission to a Teacher Education Program is obtained upon satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

_____ Minimum completion of 50 SH

_____ Minimum 2.75 overall GPA

  • Meet one of the following criteria:

_____ Overall GPA 3.4 or better, OR

_____ ACT scores of Reading-21, English-18, Math-22, AND/OR

_____ SAT scores of Reading-450, Writing-430, Math-520, AND/OR

_____ Praxis CORE scores, Reading-156, Writing-162, Math-150

(Attach a copy of your CORE scores to the application)

  • “B” average or better (A-C, B-B) for:

_____ ENGL 1550_____ ENGL 1551

If failure to meet “B” average above must also complete:

_____ ENGL 2601 grade of “B” or better.If you receive a “C” or below you will need to retake the course.

  • “B” average or better (B-B-B, A-B-C) across the following:

_____ EDFN 1501_____ CMST 1545

_____ SPED 2630 _____ HEPE 2628

If student does not have a “B” average, student will be required to retake one or more of these courses until the “B” average is achieved.

  • A grade of “C” or better is required in all required major courses.  Courses taken as “CR/NC” will not count towards the major
  • Professional education and block courses may only be repeated one time.
  • Minimum requirements for teaching licenses are determined by the Ohio Department of Education; if those requirements change, they become effective immediately at Youngstown State University. (YSU Undergraduate Catalog).

Upper-Division Application Process

  • Upper division application and forms must be printed from the BCOE website.
  • After completing a minimum of 50 SH, submit the following:
    • Upper Division application
    • Good Moral Character Statement
    • copy of BCI & FBI clearances
    • schedule an upper division interview with the BCOE Office of Student Services, room 2101, no later than:
  • Upper Division Application Deadline
    • September 1—to register for Upper Division Courses for Spring
    • February 1—to register for Upper Division courses for Summer & Fall
  • Each completed application is reviewed and approved by the Upper Division Admission and Retention Committee.  If all requirements are met, the teacher candidate may register for Upper Division courses for the following semester.  Upper Division courses are the courses designated with the “+” symbol.  Applications submitted after the deadline will not be processed until the end of the respective semester.

Program Notes:

  • If Math concentration is chosen, Math GER is not required. If Science concentration is chosen, Natural Science GER is fulfilled through subject area curriculum. If Language Arts concentration is chosen, Arts & Humanities GER is fulfilled through subject area curriculum. If Social Studies concentration is chosen, Social Sciences GER is fulfilled through subject area curriculum.
  • Candidates will not be permitted to take the following professional education courses more than twice:  EDFN 1501, EDFN 3708, PSYC 3709, SPED 2630, TERG 2601, 3701, 3702, 3703, 2610, 3711, TEMC 4802, SED 4800, ECIS 2629, ECIS 3700, all preclinical experience courses, student teaching, and student teaching seminar.
  • If the program is concerned regarding teacher candidate performance in the preclinical experience, as determined by CPAST criteria, the program coordinator may require the teacher candidate to complete an additional preclinical experience prior to the student teaching experience. 

Preclinical Application with Request for Graduation Evaluation

  • Preclinical application is completed on TaskStream. Directions are available on the BCOE website.
  • Preclinical application and graduation evaluation request must be submitted one year prior to the intended preclinical semester no later than:
    • September 1—for Fall preclinical
    • February 1—for Spring preclinical
  • Preclinical candidates are screened for eligibility based on GPA and course completion.

Student Teaching:

  • Prerequisites:
    • BCOE Upper Division and Senior status,
    • Overall 2.75 GPA
    • Minimum of 2.67 GPA in subject area curriculum and professional education courses with no grade less than a “C” (each computed individually),
    • Passage of OAE test(s) and ACTFL tests for foreign language.
  • Instructions for completing the Student Teaching Application and Forms are available on BCOE website.  The application and forms must be completed and printed from the BCOE website and submitted to the BCOE Office of Student Services no later than:
    • September 1—to Student Teach the following Spring Semester
    • February 1—to Student Teach the following Fall Semester

Graduation Process:

  • Apply for graduation during the first three weeks of the semester you plan to graduate.  Graduation evaluation must be completed in advance of application for graduation.

Completing a Bachelor of Science in Education without Licensure:

  • Teacher candidates who choose to graduate without licensure must apply for approval in the BCOE Office of Student Services.
  • Once approved, teacher candidates graduating without licensure must take TCED 4830 (3 SH) capstone in place of student teaching.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
TCED 1500 Introduction to Becoming a Teacher First Year Experience Course BCOE 3
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
FNUT 1551 Normal Nutrition 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
HEPE 1575 Performance and Analysis of Net and Wall Games 3
HEPE 1579 Rhythmic Movement for Children 1
PHLT 1568 Healthy Lifestyles 3
EDFN 1501 Introduction to Education 3
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
PSYC 2692 Human Sexuality (GER Elective) 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
BIOL 1545 Allied Health Anatomy and Physiology (Natural Sciences GER) 5
HEPE 2628 Movement for Early Childhood 3
HEPE 1567 Performance and Analysis of Invasion Games 3
HEPE 1574 Performance and Analysis of Target and Fielding Games 3
HEPE 2610 Introduction to Outdoor Pursuits 3
 Semester Hours17
Spring
HEPE 3750 Organization and Management of Sport Programs and Events 2
HEPE 2689 Scientific Basis of Fitness 3
SPED 2630 Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 3
HEPE 3768 Advocacy and Best Practices in Health and Physical Education 2
Math GER Requirement 3
Social Science GER Requirement 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
Fall
PSYC 3709 Psychology of Education 3
HEPE 3740 Coaching the Young Athlete 3
HEPE 3767 Pedagogy in P-12 Health Education and Physical Education 3
TERG 3710 Reading Application in Content Areas, Middle Years 3
HEPE 4889 Selected Topics in Health and Physical Education 2
Arts and Humanities GER Requirement 3
 Semester Hours17
Spring
HEPE 3766 Principles and Analysis of Motor Development (This course is changing to 4 s.h.) 3
HEPE 4876 Teaching of Elementary Physical Education 1 3
HEPE 4895 Introduction to Adapted Physical Education 4
PHIL 2625 Introduction to Professional Ethics 3
EDFN 3708 Education and Society 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
HEPE 4899 Physiological Effects of Exercise on Children and Adolescents 3
HEPE 3780 Methods of Teaching Dance 2
HEPE 4878 Teaching of Middle/Secondary Physical Education 3
Natural Science GER 3
HEPE 4808 Standards Based Assessment in Health and Physical Education 3
 Semester Hours14
Spring
SED 4846 Supervised Student Teaching: Physical Education (K-12) 10
SED 4842A Student Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education 2
 Semester Hours12
 Total Semester Hours123
1

Courses must be taken concurrently if the student is majoring in both health and physical education 

Learning Outcomes

The following learning outcomes are based on The Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession.  These standards were developed for use as a guide for teachers as they continually reflect upon and improve their effectiveness as educators throughout all of the stages of their careers. These standards serve as an important tool for teachers as they consider their growth and development in the profession. These standards in developing and content of our teacher education programs.  They are interrelated and connect in teachers’ practice.

  • Teachers understand student learning and development and respect the diversity of the students they teach.
  • Teachers know and understand the content area for which they have instructional responsibility.
  • Teachers understand and use varied assessments to inform instruction, evaluate and ensure student learning.
  • Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction that advances the learning of each individual student.
  • Teachers create learning environments that promote high levels of learning and achievement for all students.
  • Teachers assume responsibility for professional growth, performance and involvement as an individual and as a member of a learning community.
  • Teachers collaborate and communicate with students, parents, other educators, administrators and the community to support student learning. Teachers assume responsibility for professional growth, performance and involvement as an individual and as a member of a learning community.