BS Ed: Physical Education /
Bachelor of Science in Education in Physical Education, emphasis in PK-12

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Promoting Healthy and Physically Active Children and Youth

The purpose of the program in Health and Physical Education is to prepare future and practicing teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach Physical Education in the schools. From a base of scientific knowledge relating to human movement, bodily adaptations to exercise and activity, and the psychological processes of learning skills and developing lifestyle behaviors, the program emphasizes the development of professional skills in the teaching/learning processes that lead to the promotion of healthful and physically active lifestyles in children and youth.

Bachelor of Science in Education (BS Ed)

Contact Advisor:

Kimberly Prather

116 South Campus Classroom Building (SCCB)
p: (314) 516-5937

DESE Physical Education (Grades K-12) Certification
The College of Education will recommend you to the Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education for teacher certification in Physical Education K-12 at the completion of this program if you have met all state requirements. To ensure that you have met all state requirements, please contact your advisor.
DESE Health (Grades K-12) Certification
Physical Education students who have obtained their initial certification can add this endorsement by passing the appropriate content area exam. The candidate contacts the Department of Elementary/Secondary Education to add this endorsement.

Grades K through 12 Emphasis Program Requirements

B.S.Ed. degree candidates must complete the following General Education courses required by the College of Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

General Education & University Requirements:

First Year Writing
ENGL 1100
First-Year Writing
or HIST 1111
Reacting to the Past
Math Proficiency (requirement varies by program)
MATH 1030
College Algebra
or MATH 1020
Contemporary Mathematics
or MATH 1021
Choice and Chance
or MATH 1025
Geometry in the Real World
or MATH 1045
Communication Proficiency
EDUC 2222
Interpretation: Connecting Audiences and Meaning
or COMM 1040
Introduction to Public Speaking
Information Literacy
ED TECH 2230
Information Literacy
American History or Government
HIST 1001
American Civilization To 1865
or HIST 1002
American Civilization 1865 To Present
Humanities and Fine Arts
Three courses from two of the following fields: art, foreign language, music (excluding applied music), philosophy, theater, dance, and literature.
Social Science
ED PSY 2212
Child and Adolescent Development
POL SCI 1100
Introduction to American Politics
One additional 1000-2000 level course in Social Science Explore Area
Math and Life/Natural Sciences
BIOL 1012
General Biology
How Things Work
One additional 1000-2000 level course in Math and Life/Natural Sciences Explore Area
ENGL 3100
Junior-Level Writing

Note for all emphasis areas:

Professional Education courses must be completed with a grade of C or better (a grade of C- or below is unacceptable).

Beginning with those students graduating in May, 2017 and receiving teacher certification, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires a 3.0 GPA in professional education courses, a 3.0 GPA in the teaching content field, and a 2.75 overall GPA.

Students must pass the required DESE certification assessments to receive the B.S.Ed. degree.

Program Requirements:

B.S.Ed. and B.A. degrees with certification candidates must complete the following:

Introduction to Education
EDUC 1000Building Community, Culture, and Learning in Education1
EDUC 1001Early Clinical Experience: Community Agency1
Level l: Exploring Education as a Profession
TCH ED 2000Becoming a Professional Educator1
TCH ED 2001Early Clinical Experience: Schools1
TCH ED 2209Foundations of Teaching in American Schools2
HLTH PE 3277Foundations of Health & Physical Education Programs2
HLTH PE 3280Human Anatomy And Physiology5
Level ll: Analyzing the Nature and Process of Education
ED PSY 3312Psychology of Learning, Instruction, and Assessment3
ED TECH 3135Technology for Educators1
SPEC ED 3318Inclusive Classrooms3
TCH ED 3001Mid-Level Clinical Experience: Diverse Learners1
TCH ED 3310Introduction to Methods of Teaching2
TCH ED 4391Literacy for Adolescent Learners in Content Areas3
HLTH PE 3275Psychological Aspects Of Physical Education3
HLTH PE 3284Physiology Of Human Exercise3
HLTH PE 3285Safety and Emergency Care for Health & Physical Education3
HLTH PE 3433Health Education Concepts and Skills3
PHY ED 3282Physical Growth And Motor Development3
PHY ED 3283Kinesiology3
9 hours can be taken concurrently with Level lll courses:
HLTH PE 3434Teaching of Health and Wellness4
PHY ED 3261Physical Activity For The Exceptional Learner2
PHY ED 3468Curriculum And Methods Of Teaching Physical Education3
Level lll: Synthesizing Theory and Practice in Education
The following Health and Physical Education courses are required:
PHY ED 3422Teaching Of Skills: Grades Pk-44
PHY ED 3423Teaching Of Skills: Grades 5-93
PHY ED 3424Teaching Of Skills: Grades 9-123
PHY ED 3425Teaching Skills: Movement, Dance, And Rhythms3
HLTH PE 4989Practicum I: Site-Based Experience in Physical Education3
HLTH PE 4990Practicum II: 12-Week Site-Based Experience in Health and Physical Education9
HLTH PE 4992Practicum II: 4-Week Site-Based Experience in Health and Physical Education3
Total Hours81

Minimum 124 hours

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Timothy Makubuya, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Timothy Makubuya, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Education in the College of Education. He holds a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Economics). He received a B.A in Environmental Management from Makerere University in Kampala, Uga...