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Secondary and Physical Education

The Secondary and Physical Education Department offers both undergraduate and graduate programs that lead to secondary education certification in a number of liberal arts and science disciplines, including biology, chemistry, earth science, English, French, health, history, mathematics, physics and Spanish. K-12 certification is available in music, ESOL and physical education.

Our Academic Programs

Learn more about the programs offered by our department:

 Meet the Secondary and Physical Education Department faculty and staff.

Teachers in today’s schools face a multitude of challenges. Our programs must evolve to help schools and teachers respond to the ever-changing needs of P-12 students.
Dr. Starlin Weaver Secondary and Physical Education Department Faculty

A Commitment to Excellence

The Secondary and Physical Education Department faculty is committed to preparing classroom teachers and other educational personnel. The department's programs are designed with the following goals:

  • Provide for the individualization of instruction of teachers and prospective teachers during their professional training.
  • Encourage the emergence of a personal teaching style on the part of each teacher and prospective teacher.
  • Assist teachers and prospective teachers in developing as reflective persons who, when confronted with a teaching problem, carefully identify the problem, take steps to accurately and systematically assess the problem, generate alternative solutions to the problem and choose an appropriate resolution on the basis of its desirable implications and consequences.
  • Gather evidence that prospective teachers can bring about desired learning in students before they assume full responsibility for a classroom.
  • Help prospective teachers develop self-confidence and competence as effective learners and teachers.
  • Emphasize the importance of increasing interaction and collaboration among teachers, new and experienced, in resolving educational problems.
  • Prepare teachers who are responsible agents of educational change.

Our Programs

  • Physical Education - Home School Program

    Program Director: Dr. James Barry

    The Salisbury University Home School Physical Education Program provides physical education classes for children ages four to seventeen.  Home school students participate in age appropriate activities that include fitness, fundamental skills like throwing and catching and sport specific skills such as volleyball and basketball.

    For more information, please contact the Dr. James Barry at jpbarry@salisbury.edu.

    Register for on-campus parking at least one week before the program begins.

Student Teaching Internship and Maryland Teacher Certification

Prior to the student teaching internship, secondary and K-12 education students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete the online Internship Application
  • Complete a minimum of 90 credits, including all PTEP courses
  • Complete at least 24 credit hours of the academic major.
  • Have an overall grade point average of at least 2.50, including transfer grades
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 in the academic major courses, including transfer grades
  • Have a minimum average of 2.75 in the professional education (PTEP) courses with no grade below C.

Detailed information on applying for the Maryland Teaching Certification is available.

Praxis Information

  • 3 K-12 Certification Programs
  • 9 Secondary Ed. Certification Programs
  • 34 Professional Development School Sites

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