Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Physical Education

Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation: Physical Education Teacher Licensure Option K-12 (B.S.)

The Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation with Teacher Licensure Option requires that students follow and meet the requirements for Admission, Retention and Graduation from Teacher Licensure programs as described in the “Teacher Licensure Programs” section of this catalog and as explained at the University Admission to Teacher Education Meeting which all students must attend. Additional information on Admission, Retention and Graduation for Teacher Licensure programs can be found on the College of Education website at https://www.eiu.edu/coe/teached.php.

Students must receive a “C” or better in all courses used toward graduation, regardless of where they are taken. This includes general education, professional education, major and minor courses, all university required courses, and electives. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.65 in order to continue in the program.

Total Semester Hours Required for the Degree: 120 semester hours

2 Semester Hours from Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Coaching Courses

Required Education Courses for Teacher Licensure: 29 hours

All teacher licensure candidates must complete a U.S. Constitution course (PLS 1153G or HIS 3600G).


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

Students must complete all the professional coursework under the Secondary Education Professional Education Course Sequence.

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). 

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 Licensure Program section of this catalog for more information.

Departmental Approval to Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation must take place after formal admission and acceptance to teacher education. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all courses used toward their degree in order to apply for formal admission to the Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Department and continue in the program.

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

Students must pass the edTPA (teacher performance assessment) before they can receive a teaching license in Illinois or any other state. Students will make their edTPA submission during student teaching.

See catalog for information regarding university approval to take teacher education courses.

(Major GPA based on all Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation courses taken at EIU.)