Students who seek state licensure for K-12 Physical Education will complete coursework for a major in both Exercise Science and Physical Education. Students are required to have an academic advisor in both the Exercise Science and Education Departments. In addition to the general education requirements, Physical Education majors are required to take and earn at least a “C+” in courses listed as these courses contain embedded teaching standards.
Exercise Science Coursework
- BIOL221 Human Anatomy and Lab (BIOL151 General Biology I and Lab Prerequisite) 3 cr.
- HLTH206 Advanced First Aid and CPR 3 cr.
- HLTH240 Current Health Issues 3 cr.
- HLTH470 Introduction to Diseases and Disorders (BIOL221 Human Anatomy and Lab Prerequisite) 3 cr.
- PHED217 Lifetime Health and Fitness 3 cr.
- PHED221 Introduction to Team Games 3 cr.
- PHED222 Introduction to Lifetime Sports 3 cr.
- PHED306 Methods of Coaching 3 cr.
- PHED310 Motor Learning and Behavior 3 cr.
- PHED316 History & Philosophy of Health, Physical Education, and Sport 3 cr.
- PHED330 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (HLTH206 Advanced First Aid and CPR Prerequisite) 3 cr.
- PHED450 Exercise Physiology and Lab (BIOL221 Human Anatomy and Lab Prerequisite) 4 cr.
- PHED455 Strength and Conditioning (BIOL221 Human Anatomy and Lab Prerequisite) 3 cr.
- PHED460 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3 cr.
- PHED485 Advanced Exercise Science Issues (PHED460 Exercise Testing and Prescription Prerequisite) 3 cr.
All Education coursework must be passed with a C+ or better.
- EDUC100 Introduction to Education 3 cr. and EDUC100CL Clinical 0 cr.
- EDUC230 Educational Psychology & Human Relations 3 cr. and EDUC230CL Clinical 0 cr.
- EDUC315 Teaching Health and Human Performance 3 cr. and EDUC315CL Clinical 0 cr.
- EDUC370 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner 3 cr. and EDUC370CL Clinical 0 cr.
- EDUC390 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas 3 cr. and EDUC390CL Clinical 0 cr.
- EDUC401 Educational Technology and Media 2 cr.
- EDUC451 Curriculum Planning and Assessmentin Middle and Secondary Classrooms 2 cr.
- EDUC456 Classroom Management 2 cr.
- EDUC486 Capstone for Professional Educators 2 cr.
- EDUC495 Student Teaching I-J (K-12 PE) 12 cr.
- EDUC497 Student Teaching II-J (K-12 PE) 4 cr.
- SOCL330 American Minorities 3 cr.
Minnesota Elementary Education licensure
Important requirements of all students completing Minnesota Elementary Education licensure at Bethany Lutheran College:
Entry into the Education Program/Major:
- Successful completion of 12 credits of general education core courses including EDUC100
- An application to the education major
- Verification from academic advisor of a 2.75 GPA in the core education major classes
- Interview with a committee from the Education Department
- A positive clinical experience report from EDUC100
Maintain 2.75 GPA Complete all standards based courses with a “C+” or better
Pass the following Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams:
- MTLE: Pedagogy K-6
- MTLE: Physical Education content
Complete all courses required for Minnesota State Licensure
- Submit proof of a valid first aid/CPR/AED certification
- Satisfactory completion of Teaching Internships and Seminar
- Satisfactory completion of the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)
- Satisfactory completion of Professional Portfolio
Note: An appeals process is outlined in the Education Handbook. According to Minnesota Statute 122A.09 Subdivision 4(c), a candidate who remains unsatisfied with a dispute regarding recommendation for licensure may appeal the decision to the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Bethany Lutheran College Education Programs are accredited by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB).