May 23, 2022  
2006-2007 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2006-2007 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Physical Education

Physical Education with Teacher Certification Option 6-12 High School Certificate

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Electives From the Following Physical Education Technique Courses

Total Semester Hours: 10


  • 4 sem. hrs. Electives from Physical Education courses 1000- and 2000-level courses.  (Must have 4 different activities.)
  • Include one aquatics course or proficiency
  • And either PED 1600 or 1692

6 sem hrs. from Physical Education Coaching Courses*


* 3 hours may be counted during student teaching if the student coaches for the entire 15 weeks at the student teaching site.

** For the education course work required for this option, see “Teacher Certification Programs.”

NOTE:  Minor in Teacher Certification strongly recommended. Minor courses for can be substituted for electives.

Aquatics Proficiency:  If you pass the aquatics proficiency exam, you must then take an additional PED activity course.  You are required to have 4 different activities.

Students must complete all the professional coursework under the Regular Secondary Education Program.

Selection to Teacher Education programs should occur following the freshman year but no later than the end of the sophomore year (for transfer students this should occur no later than the end of their first semester at EIU).  Selection requires that students pass the Illinois Certification Test of Basic Skills.

University Approval to Take Teacher Education Courses should occur at the end of the first semester junior year with Formal University Admission to Teacher Education occurring at the end of the junior year.  See the Teacher Certification Program section of this catalog for more information.

Departmental Approval to Physical Education must take place after formal admission and acceptance to teacher education.  Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all PED courses and BIO 2001G in order to apply for formal admission to the Physical Education Department and continue in the program.

Departmental Approval to Student Teach must be granted prior to Student Teaching.  Students must also pass the Illinois Certification Subject Area test for their major prior to student teaching.

(Major GPA based on all physical education courses taken at EIU.)

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