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Physical and Health Education Major

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

Education Coursework

All Education coursework must be passed with a C+ or better.

Important requirements of all students completing Minnesota Education licensure at Bethany Lutheran College:

  • Entry into the Education Program/Major:
  1. Successful completion of 16 credits of general education core courses including EDUC100 Introduction to Education.
  2. An application to the Education Major.
  3. Verification from academic advisor of a 2.75 GPA in the core education major classes
  4. Interview with a committee from the Education Department
  5. A positive clinical experience report from EDUC100
  • Maintain 2.75 GPA Complete all standards based courses with a “C+” or better
  • Complete all courses required for Minnesota State Licensure
  1. Submit proof of a valid first aid/CPR/AED certification
  2. Satisfactory completion of Teaching Internships and Seminar
  3. Please note that the Student Teaching requirements in statute (8705.1010 Standard 11.C sub. 2 and Standard 12.D. sub 2) do NOT allow for the substitution of prior learning experiences, coursework, teaching experience, and credit by examination for student teaching.
  4. Satisfactory completion of the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)
  5. 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).