Professional Teacher Education Program
Admission to the Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) requires that a series of pre-requisite courses (see list below) be completed before entry into the PTEP program is granted. A candidate to be admitted must:
1. Complete a minimum of 56 hours in the physical education program with an overall GPA 2.50 or higher (including transfer courses that apply to the major). Any courses older than seven years are subject to review for acceptance toward fulfilling degree requirements.
2. Earn a GPA of 2.75 or higher with grades of C or better for required pre-professional program courses (including transfer courses that apply to the major).
|BIOL 205||Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|EDUC 210||Schools in a Diverse Society||3|
|ENGL 103||Composition and Research||4|
|PHED 175||Introduction to Wellness and Fitness||4|
|PHED 135||Foundations of Physical Education||3|
|PHED 245||Movement Activities||3|
|PHED 260||Teaching Team Sports & Concepts & Tactics I||3|
|PHED 263||Teaching Team Sports & Concepts & Tactics II||3|
|PHED 275||Man. and Instr. Strat. in Physical Education||4|
|PHED 350||Assessment in Physical Education||3|
|PHED 352||Motor Learning||3|
|PSYC 101||Introduction to Psychology||4|
|SCED 300||Development, Learning and Assessment||3|
The courses below are not required for the professional program admission but will be used to calculate the program course GPA if completed prior to the Professional Teacher Education Program Admission.
|EXSC 344||Exercise Physiology||4|
|PHED 351||Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Education||3|
3. Complete a minimum of 30 observation hours in an approved field experience placement.
4. Complete PRAXIS I or the Maryland State Department of Education equivalent with passing scores and submit an official score report to the Department of Health and Sport Sciences. Scores must be submitted prior to preregistration during the semester preceding enrollment in professional education courses. Information regarding Praxis I and II requirements may be found at www.ets.org.
5. Submit evidence of current CPR certification and place a copy in the advising file in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences.
6. Exhibit appropriate professional program candidate dispositions. Professional dispositions are the values, commitments, and professional ethics that influence behaviors toward students, families, colleagues, and communities and affect student learning, motivation, and development as well as the educator’s own professional growth. See candidate tools for more information.
7. Submit a Professional Teacher Education Program on-line application to the physical education advisor by the established deadline set by Department of Health and Sport Sciences. The application must be submitted by preregistration in the semester preceding enrollment in professional education courses.