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Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 
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Physical Education (PreK-8, 5-12) (Initial Licensure), Postbaccalaureate Licensure

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Department: Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies  

This program is designed for persons who have a bachelor’s degree and wish to be licensed as a teacher of physical education (PreK-8 or 5-12). Students who successfully complete the curriculum below are eligible to apply for initial licensure.

For information regarding application procedures and admission standards, students should consult the Admission-Graduate  section of this catalog. Students seeking initial licensure should consult the section of this catalog titled College of Education and Allied Studies  for professional education admission and retention information and important institutional deadlines.

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation. At least one letter of recommendation should be an academic reference from a professor.
  • A qualifying score on the Communication and Literacy Skills portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL)
  • Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate course work

Course Requirements

Activity courses (9 credits)

Complete specific physical education activities, pertinent to teaching at this level, as identified by the department teacher preparation committee.

Teacher licensure courses (35 credits)

All students must hold a current certificate from the American Red Cross for Standard First Aid and CPR, in addition to meeting the course work as outline below.


* To be completed prior to admission to professional education and enrollment in upper-division (300-level) education courses.

Total minimum credits: 70

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