Nov 28, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Education - Teacher/Coach Major (130 hours)

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Admission to this major is suspended.

Successful completion of the Physical Education - Teacher/Coach major makes a student eligible for K-12 certification for the teaching of physical education in Michigan. Students must complete the education sequence required by the Department of Education and Professional Development including the intern teaching experience. Physical Education major and minor students must serve as a teaching assistant for one semester in a general physical education course during their first 60 hours at Western Michigan University. Students should obtain teaching assistant applications from the Human Performance and Health Education department office to register for this experience. In addition, students must complete a minimum of 60 clock hours of observation and participation in both elementary and secondary public schools as well as an extensive lab experience with exceptional children.

To complete the coaching requirements of this major, students are required to engage in course work leading to MHSAA Coaches Advancement Program Beginning Certification, fulfill extensive field work in coaching special populations and successfully complete a seasonal field internship in a youth sport activity.

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement

Students who have chosen the Physical Education-Teacher/Coach major will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing:

General Education

A list of approved General Education courses can be found in “Graduation Requirements and Academic Advising” earlier in this catalog.

Physical Education - Teacher/Coach Major (42 hours)

Admission to this major is suspended.

K-12 State Provisional Certificate

Required Cognates (14 hours)

Required Coaching Theory/Techniques Courses (9 hours)

Required Professional Content Courses (13 hours)

Select two hours of PEGN Aquatics Credits: 2 hours

Required Teaching Assistant

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