Federal CIP: 13.1314 Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical education is a unique major that differs from other curricular areas in that it is the only one that incorporates the three educational learning domains: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor within its course offerings. The physical education major prepares students with knowledge (cognitive) pertaining to the human body; information concerning attitudes, feelings, and relationships (affective); and understanding of what physical skills the body is able to perform (psychomotor). The major prepares teacher candidates to instruct from kindergarten through secondary levels of public-school education and is recognized by the National Association of Sports and Physical Education and the South Carolina Department of Education.
Physical education teacher candidates know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals and upon completion of the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Education are expected to demonstrate the knowledge and skills associated with each of the following standards.
Standard 1: Scientific and Theoretical Knowledge.
Physical education teacher candidates know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals.
Standard 2: Skill and Fitness Based Competence
Physical education teacher candidates are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness as delineated in the NASPE K - 12 Standards.
Standard 3: Planning and Implementation
Physical education teacher candidates plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state, and national standards to address the diverse needs of all students.
Standard 4: Instructional Delivery and Management
Physical education teacher candidates use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning.
Standard 5: Impact on Student Learning
Physical education teacher candidates utilize assessments and reflection to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions.
Standard 6: Professionalism
Physical education teacher candidates demonstrate dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals.