The physical education entitlement program is designed for students interested in teaching physical education in Grades K to 12. The student plans a program of study in consultation with the adviser for educator licensure. Upon completion of physical education deficiencies, the physical education professional program, and professional education requirements for licensure, the student may be recommended for admission to teacher education.
Deficiencies in Undergraduate Work
Candidates for the M.S. degree and K-12 educator licensure must show proficiency in the following courses, or their equivalent, through transcript evaluation.
BIOS 311 - Functional Human Anatomy Credits: 4
OR BIOS 357 - Human Anatomy and Physiology Credits: 5
KNPE 235 - Fundamental Sport Skills Credits: 3
KNPE 313 - Mechanical Kinesiology of Motor Skills Credits: 3
OR KNPE 314 - Applied Kinesiology Credits: 4
KNPE 335 - Developmental Skill-Based Approach to Teaching Credits: 3
Physical Education Professional Course Requirements
KNDN 351 - Multicultural Dance Credits: 3
KNPE 364 - Fitness Education Methods for K-12 Students Credits: 3
KNPE 365 - Introduction to Adventure Education Credits: 3
Students seeking educator licensure must contact the adviser for educator licensure regarding professional education and should also see “Educator Licensure Information.”
Upon satisfactory completion of the initial educator licensure program, professional education requirements, and Illinois State Board of Education requirements, students will be recommended for licensure. Students may earn the M.S.Ed. degree by completing the additional hours required for the degree (normally 9-18 semester hours).