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Physical Education B.A.Sc.

D Applied Human Sciences
College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 123 to 134
  • Required credits within the major: 105 to 117
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
The bachelor of applied science (B.A.Sc.) in physical education is for students preparing for teacher licensure in physical education (K-12). The major meets Minnesota Board of Teaching licensure requirements and standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for teaching physical education in grades K-12 in Minnesota. The program is taught using the Learner-Sensitive Educator Model, supporting preferences of reflection, social justice, collaboration, empowerment, and technology. Students are required to obtain personal liability insurance to protect them while they are working in public school situations. Proof of insurance also is required when enrolled in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) 4100, 4125, 4200, 4225, 4250, and student teaching. This usually is obtained most economically by student membership in the Minnesota Education Association. Applications are available in the department office. The physical education program develops subject matter expertise of prospective teachers through a sequential set of courses. PETE courses are open only to majors, allowing faculty to focus on the specific needs and learning objectives of the physical education major. The physical education program also instills an appropriate set of professional dispositions (attitudes and behaviors) that are predictors of success in educational settings. Students who fail to exhibit appropriate dispositions may be removed from the program.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 44 credits before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Students entering the secondary and K-12 licensure programs are bound by policies in effect at the time of application. Admission is based on criteria established by the Department of Education that is consistent with MN polices and standards establish by the National Council for Accreditation in Teacher Education. A student must have: 1. Completed EDUC 1101 2. A GPA of at least 2.50 cumulative (including transfer work) and in major courses completed at the time of application 3. Taken the required MTLE Basic Skills Test for licensure 4. Passing scores on a nationally recognized standardized test such as MTLE Basic Skills Test or SAT 5. Minimum of 30 documented hours working with students in grades K - 12 Students must submit a letter of application, resume, letters of recommendation, and a copy of their APAS report. There are alternatives to these established admission guidelines.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Course (1 cr)
This course will be waived for transfer students or students who change colleges from a college where it is not required. Register course for one credit.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Lower Division (43 - 44 cr)
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
ESAT 2400 - Applied Exercise Science (3.0 cr)
HLTH 1100 - Health and Wellness Strategies for Life [LE CAT8, SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
HLTH 1700 - First Responder (3.0 cr)
PETE 1000 - Introduction and Foundations of Physical Education (4.0 cr)
PETE 1001 - Teaching Games and Activities (2.0 cr)
PETE 1002 - Teaching Team Sport Activities (2.0 cr)
PETE 1003 - Teaching Outdoor Activities in Physical Education (2.0 cr)
PETE 1004 - Teaching Recreational and Lifetime Activities (2.0 cr)
PETE 1005 - Teaching Physical Fitness Activities (2.0 cr)
PETE 1006 - Teaching Aquatic Activities (2.0 cr)
PETE 1007 - Teaching Dance Activities (2.0 cr)
PETE 1008 - Teaching Rhythmic Activities (2.0 cr)
WRIT 1120 - College Writing [LE CAT1, WRITING] (3.0 cr)
BIOL 1001 - Biology and Society [LE CAT4, NAT SCI, SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1011 - General Biology I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (5.0 cr)
PSY 1003 - General Psychology [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
or PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. Compliance with general regulations governing granting of degrees. Students are required to review their degree status in the CEHSP Advising & Academic Services Office early in their senior year. 2. For degree candidates at least 20 of the last 30 degree credits immediately before graduation must be taken at UMD. Block Requirements: Students must have completed (or be currently enrolled) in all lower division 1xxx PETE courses before applying to the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). Application to the STEP program (due the 6th Friday of the semester) typically occurs in the fall semester of the junior year. Students need to have completed or be currently enrolled in PETE 3100, 3400, and 3500. Applications are available from the Department of Education website.
Upper Division (23 cr)
EDUC 3412 (register for 4 cr)
EDUC 3412 - The Computer in Education (4.0 cr)
ESAT 3200 - Motor Learning and Development (5.0 cr)
HLTH 3202 - Drug Education (2.0 cr)
PETE 3100 - Curricular Approaches in Physical Education (3.0 cr)
PETE 3400 - Adapted Physical Education (3.0 cr)
PETE 3500 - Student Assessment in Physical Education (3.0 cr)
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services (3.0 cr)
Diversity Immersion Experience Requirement
Candidates must spend a minimum of 40 hours at a formal or nonformal educational setting that has a high percentage (greater than 50 percent) of children, young adults, or families from diverse communities. The format of this experience allows candidates to observe, interact, and reflect in an educational setting guided by focus questions and recommended readings. Evidence of completion of this requirement will be included in candidates' professional portfolios.
Students must meet this requirement after they take EDUC 1101 and before they complete their education program. Registration for credit is not required for this experience; however, candidates who wish to earn credit may register for EDUC 4991.
Block 1(13 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently.
EDSE 4100 - Teaching in a Diverse Society (3.0 cr)
EDSE 4501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory (3.0 cr)
PETE 4250 - Supervised Teaching College I: Planning for Instruction (1.0 cr)
PETE 4100 - Elementary Physical Education Methods (4.0 cr)
with PETE 4125 - Apprenticeship: Elementary (2.0 cr)
Block 2 (11 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Students must apply for student teaching while enrolled in Block 2 courses. Applications must be submitted by the 4th Friday of the semester. Applications are available from Department of Education website. Block 2 is also the time to take the MTLE content area and pedagogy test. These tests are required for licensure in Minnesota.
EDSE 4214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading (2.0 cr)
EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students (3.0 cr)
PETE 4255 - Supervised Teaching College II: Implementation and Class Management (1.0 cr)
PETE 4200 - Secondary Physical Education Methods (4.0 cr)
with PETE 4225 - Apprenticeship: Secondary (2.0 cr)
Block 3 (14 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Students are expected to have completed all PETE courses (except PETE 4600) prior to registration for student teaching. EDSE 4600 (register for 6 cr) ELED 4650 (register for 6 cr)
EDSE 4600 - Student Teaching (3.0-12.0 cr)
EDUC 4500 - Professional Issues and Ethics (1.0 cr)
ELED 4650 - Student Teaching in Individual Subjects: K-8 (1.0-6.0 cr)
PETE 4600 - Seminar in Physical Education (1.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Outdoor Education
The concentration in outdoor education is a series of courses that, in addition to the required courses for the physical education major, provide coursework to enable the student to incorporate outdoor educational skills into its curriculum. This concentration better prepares the physical education teacher for professional expectations.
Outdoor education courses (11 cr)
Required Courses (7 cr)
ENED 4163 - Outdoor Education Methods (3.0 cr)
PETE 3505 - Teaching Outdoor Skills I (2.0 cr)
PETE 3507 - Teaching Outdoor Skills II (2.0 cr)
Electives (4 cr)
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ENED 3309 - Outdoor Leadership (1.0 cr)
· ENED 3310 - Outdoor Leadership Field Experience (2.0 cr)
· ENED 4410 - Ropes Course Management (3.0 cr)
· PE 1500 - Cross-Country Skiing [PE] (1.0 cr)
· PE 1502 - Alpine Skiing [PE] (1.0 cr)
· PE 1507 - Introduction to River Kayaking [PE] (1.0 cr)
· PE 1508 - Flatwater Canoeing [PE] (1.0 cr)
· PE 1510 - Whitewater Kayaking [PE] (2.0 cr)
· PE 1511 - Sea Kayaking (1.0 cr)
· PE 1512 - Fishing Skills [PE] (1.0 cr)
· PE 1530 - Rock Climbing [PE] (1.0 cr)
· PE 1531 - Intermediate Rock Climbing (1.0 cr)
· PETE 3501 - Teaching Cross-Country Skiing (1.0 cr)
· ENED 1201 - Outdoor Skills I [PE] (2.0 cr)
· ENED 1203 - Outdoor Skills I (2.0 cr)
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