Physical Education Teacher Education

The Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) major is designed to provide each student with the necessary content knowledge and instructional skills to become a certified physical educator and coach. The program uses an innovative approach based on the latest research and creative thinking. Core courses are taught in conjunction with pedagogy (teaching methods) courses, permitting students to see the application to teaching. Students will learn to perform a variety of sport, dance, and recreation activities.

Graduates will have practical field experiences in teaching and coaching children and adolescents. Please note that there are several courses that are required each semester as they must be taken in a certain order (see the MAP).

New Students

Admittance forms for the PETE Program are due November 1 for winter semester and February 15 for fall semester. You will need to order a teaching uniform at this time (instructions will be given in class). Contact the program coordinator at for more information.