Students who seek state licensure for K-12 Physical Education will complete coursework for a major in Physical Education and a minor in Exercise Science. 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 and Health Coursework
- PHED310 Motor Learning and Behavior 3 cr.
- HLTH206 Advanced First Aid and CPR 3 cr.
- PHED330 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 cr.
- PHED485 Advanced Exercise Science Issues 3 cr.
- PHED306 Methods of Coaching 3 cr.
- PHED221 Introduction to Team Games 2 cr.
- PHED222 Introduction to Lifetime Sports 2 cr.
- BIOL221 Human Anatomy and Lab 4 cr.
- PHED217 Lifetime Health and Fitness 3 cr.
- HLTH470 Introduction to Diseases and Disorders 3 cr.
- HLTH330 History and Philosophy of Wellness 3 cr.
- BIOL222 Human Physiology and Lab 4 cr.
- PHED450 Exercise Physiology and Lab 4 cr.
- PHED455 Strength and Conditioning 3 cr.
- PHED460 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3 cr.
- HLTH201 Nutrition 3 cr.
- HLTH240 Current Health Issues 3 cr.
- COMM212 Interpersonal Communication 3 cr.
- COMM330 Introduction to Health Communication 3 cr.
Education CourseworkAll Education coursework must be passed with a C+ or better.
- EDUC100 Introduction to Education 3 cr. and Clinical
- EDUC315 Teaching Health and Human Performance 3 cr. and Clinical
- EDUC370 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner 3 cr. and Clinical
- EDUC390 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas 3 cr. and Clinical
- 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.
- EDPE444 Methods of Tchng Secondary Phys Education 3 cr. and Clinical
- EDHL444 Methods of Teaching Health Education 3 cr. and Clinical
- EDUC495 Student Teaching I-J 12 cr.
- EDUC495 Student Teaching I-J 4 cr.
Important requirements of all students completing Minnesota Education licensure at Bethany Lutheran College:
- Entry into the Education Program/Major:
- Successful completion of 16 credits of general education core courses including EDUC100 Introduction to Education.
- 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: Social Studies 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).