Health Education PreK-12 (BS)
Health and Physical Education
HEGIS Number: 0837
- The Online Bulletin is for information purposes only. Current students must complete the requirements as outlined in the York Bulletin as applicable.
- Course Descriptions
- Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin
The York College Health Education PreK-12 Program enables Health Education Teacher Candidates (HETCs) to utilize content knowledge, content pedagogy, health enhancing skills, and professional dispositions to develop learning environments that support psychomotor, cognitive, and affective learning domains, and includes state and national health education standards. Professional preparation for HETCs is guided by lesson and unit planning that incorporate student diversity, technology, assessment, class management, and reflective practices. Through clinical experiences in New York City schools, HETCs develop competencies that positively impact student learning.
Major Student Learning Program Goals/Standards
Candidates demonstrate the knowledge and skills of a health literate educator.
Candidates assess needs to determine priorities for school health education
Candidates plan effective comprehensive school health education curricula and programs
Candidates implement health education instruction
Candidates assess student learning
Candidates evaluate health education instruction.
Administration and Coordination
Candidates plan and coordinate a school health education program
Being a resource
Candidates serve as a resource person in health education
Communication and Advocacy Candidates communicate and advocate for health and school health education.
Students planning to seek New York State teaching certification in Health Education are required to file an application for admission form in the Department of Teacher Education during their sophomore year.
Students who do not apply during their sophomore year or fail to seek advisement through the Teacher Education Program will not be eligible for certification. Students who wish to pursue the School Health Education major and who wish New York State Provisional Certification, should consult their major advisor for proper programming.
The Health Education major is designed to prepare students to teach health education grades PreK-12. School health educators are skilled in health instruction as well as in curriculum development. In cooperation with the Teacher Education Department, this program leads to teaching certification by New York State.
In addition, students majoring in Health Education are prepared to enter graduate programs in health education and related fields
|EFFECTIVE FALL 2014|
Health Education PreK-12 BS
Major Discipline Requirements
|HE201||Foundations of Health and Wellness||2|
|HE224||Laboratory in Health Behavior||1|
|HE241||Sex and Sexuality||3|
|HE312||Health and Disease||3|
|HE314||Nutrition and Health||2|
|HE342||Drug Use and Abuse||3|
|HE363||Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education||3|
|HE481||Organization and Administration of Health Education||3|
|BIO281||Human Structure and Function||4|
|5 Additional HE or PH Credits at the 200 Level or Above.||5|
Teacher Education Requirements:
Education Course Requirements
|EDUC230||Teaching with Multimedia Technology||2|
|EDUC280||Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers||3|
|EDUC283||Educational Psychology: Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classroom||4|
|MATH271||Topics in Foundational Mathematics||4|
|Choose one of the following|
|PHIL202||Major Ideas and Issues in Education||3|
|SOC202||Major Ideas and Issues in Education||3|
|Professional Education Sequence||10|
|EDUC340||Literacy Instruction Inside Middle and Secondary Schools for English Only (EO) and English Language Learners (ELL's)||3|
|EDUC395||Curriculum and Methods in Subject Specific (K-12) Educations I: Learning Goals and Assessments||3|
|EDUC397||School Health Curriculum and Methods PreK-12||4|
|Student Teaching and Student Teaching Seminar||6|
|EDUC418||Supervised Student Teaching, Health Education, PreK - 6||3|
|EDUC419||Supervised Student Teaching, Health Education, Grades 7-12||3|
Majors must complete 2 Mathematics courses, MATH 111 and a second Mathematics course selected from MATH 271 or among the Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning courses.
Proof of current First Aid/CPR certification is required.