Physical Education (K-12) and Health (5-12) - Dual Licensure Program
This program prepares students for dual licensure in the areas of physical education (K-12) and Health (5-12).
Physical Education: Teachers in this area help learners in grades K-12 learn the basic skills of activities that can lead to physical fitness throughout their lives. In addition, these teachers help them understand the value of physical activity and fitness as an element of overall health management.
Health Education: Teachers in health education help learners (5-12) develop psychomotor skills, understand how the human body works, and build and maintain good health overall. In addition, teachers in health encourage healthy behaviors in children and youth who may feel invincible, while helping their learners see their responsibility in the choices they make.
|License & MA|
For the License:
TEGR 510 Education's Place in Society
For the MA (add the following):
CIED 500 Principles of Educational Research
|Physical Education and Health Education Content Requirements|
|HLTH 250 Personal Health and Wellness (4)|
|HLTH 285 Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco (2)|
|HLTH 341 Health Education: 5-12 Curriculum Assessment & Administration (4)|
|HLTH 345 Nutrition for Health and Fitness (4)|
|HLTH 462 Human Sexuality Education (4)|
|PHED 105 Water Safety and Lifeguard Training (0)|
|PHED 110 Technical Skills for Team Sports (2)|
|PHED 111 Technical Skills for Individual Sports (2)|
|PHED 202 Physical Education Curriculum and Administration (2)|
|PHED 208 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)|
|PHED 300 Motor Development (2)|
|PHED 351 Teaching Students with Special Needs (2)|
|EXSC 332 Exercise Physiology (4)|
- Candidates for this degree have:
- A Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution
- A cumulative minimum undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.0 (4.0 scale). If below 3.0, please reference our special admissions policy.
- Submit the following application materials:
- Application form
- Two positive letters of reference from non-related individuals
- Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work (unless that work was completed at the University of St. Thomas)
- Submit transcripts to: Graduate Admissions, University of St. Thomas, Box 5, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
- Personal statement.
- Submit the supplementary materials:
- Initial Licensure: MTLE Basic Skills required by the end of an initial teacher licensure candidate's first semester of coursework.
- Official test score
- International Applicants:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for any candidate whose primary language is not English.
- Transcript Review: All international transcripts must be reviewed by an accredited evaluation service to determine U.S. equivalency of the degree awarded and the institution awarding the degree. Applications will not be reviewed for admissions until the official review is submitted.
Ongoing Professional Development
Whether networking with leaders in the field of education reform, acquiring new tools to identify early warning signs of mental illness in your classroom, or simply catching up on the latest offerings in children’s literature, annual events and conferences in the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling offer a variety of networking and professional development opportunities. Most events include a CEU component.
Mentored Clinical Practice
The dedicated faculty and staff in the Teacher Education program will work with you to ensure that your clinical practice experience (student teaching) will meet your needs and facilitate your growth, both personally and professionally. Throughout your time student teaching, regularly scheduled seminars with faculty and peers offer the opportunity to form a strong professional network as you prepare to enter the field.
The College of Education, Leadership & Counseling takes pride in engaging in innovative partnerships with a variety of organizations. Students in the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling will find many opportunities for professional growth as a result of working these organizations. Partnership examples include the Northwest Suburban Integration District, Center for Academics and Sports, FAIR School and the Collaborative Urban Educators program.