Physical Education

The Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) concentration prepares students to teach physical education in grades K-12. In addition to a core program in the liberal arts, students undertake studies in the professional education area as well as in-depth study in physical education. Directed teaching for PETE majors is arranged at both the elementary and secondary levels.

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  • Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Students demonstrate competence in content knowledge specific to the certification area.

    1.1 Teacher candidates demonstrate thorough knowledge of relevant scientific and theoretical content knowledge.

     2. Students develop and plan curriculum and instruction addressing goals and learning outcomes using best practices for the certification area.

    2.1 Teacher candidates demonstrate the ability to plan and implement engaging standards-based lessons.

    3. Students effectively present instruction and manage diverse classroom environments, communicating effectively and professionally with adults and students. 

    3.1 Teacher candidates demonstrate skill and fitness-based competence.

    4. Students demonstrate the ability to collect and analyze assessment data and engage in self-reflection to support student learning and growth.

    4.1 Teacher candidates demonstrate a positive impact in PK-12th grade clinical physical education setting.

    4.2 Teacher candidates effectively analyze classroom assessment data collected and reflect on assessment data results as well as their own performance.

  • A degree prepares graduates for teaching in Grades 6-12 in the areas of Math, Biology, Chemistry, Social Studies (History), and English Language Arts.

  • On-the-job training and internships are available at these places:

    • Spartanburg Districts 1-7
    • Greenville County
    • Union County
    • Cherokee County