Physical Education PreK-12 (BS)
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- Course Descriptions
- Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin
York College Physical Education PreK-12 Mission Statement
The York College Physical Education PreK-12 Program enables Physical Education Teacher Candidates (PETCs) to utilize content knowledge, content pedagogy, physical skills, and professional dispositions to develop learning environments that support psychomotor, cognitive, and affective learning domains, and include state and national physical education standards. Professional preparation for PETCs 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, PETCs develop competencies that positively impact student learning.
PE PreK-12 Student Learning Goals (NASPE 2013 Standards)
Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2 - The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
Standard 3 - The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 4 - The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
Students planning to seek New York State teaching certification in Physical Education PreK-12 are required to file an application for admission form in the Teacher Education Program during their sophomore year. The Physical Education Program, prepares candidates with the knowledge and understanding, competencies, and professionalism required for teaching physical education to children and adolescents in grades PreK-12. Candidates completing the Program are eligible to apply for New York State initial certification in Physical Education, Grades PreK-12.
The Instructional Program
The instructional program of Physical Education skills courses is designed to encourage the participation of the individual in regular physical activity throughout his or her life. Physical activity is viewed as an essential part of the life of the liberally educated person. Physiological and psycho-social benefits accrue to the participant. Courses emphasize individualized skill development in a broad range of lifetime sport activities that are fun and educational.
All Physical Education courses are coeducational.
EFFECTIVE FALL 2013
Physical Education PreK-12 BS
Physical Education Content Knowledge Courses
|Group I* (Courses listed in Group I must be completed before taking courses from Group II)|
|HE210||Health Issues for the Physical Educator||2|
|HE314||Nutrition and Health||2|
|PE150||Fitness for Living||2|
|PE152||Instructional Methodologies of Teaching Sprots Skills||2|
|PE215||Basics of Motor Development and Motor Learning||3|
|PE350||Principles and Foundations of Physical Education||2|
|PE353||Physical Activity for Special Populations||2|
|PE358||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|PE361||Sport Psychology and Coaching||3|
|PE363||Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education||3|
Physical Education Skills courses
|Team Sports: Choose 4 Credits from the following||4|
Dance: Choose 1 Credit from the following
|PE173||Folk and Social Dance||1|
|PE176||Modern Dance I||1|
|PE278||Modern Dance II||1|
Individual Sports: Choose 4 Credits from the following
|PE154||Track and Field||1|
Outdoor Sports: Choose 1 Credit from the following
|PE177||Small Boat Sailing||1|
|PE178||Outdoor Living: Hiking and Backpacking||1|
|PE279||Leadership in Outdoor Living||1|
Aquatics: Choose 1 Credit from the Following
|PE182||Swimming for Non-Swimmers||1|
|PE284||Skin and Scuba Diving||1|
|PE285||Senior Life Saving||1|
|PE287||Water Safety Instructor||2|
Education Certification requirements
|EDUC230||Teaching with Multimedia Technology||2|
|EDUC280||Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers||3|
|EDUC283||Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms||4|
|MATH271||Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers#||4|
|SOC202||Evolution of Major Ideas and Issues in Education||3|
|PHIL202||Evolution of Major Ideas and Issues in Education||3|
|EDUC340||Literacy Instruction inside Middle and Secondary Schools for English Only (EO) and English Language Learners (ELLs)||3|
|EDUC341||Elementary & Secondary Curriculum and Methods II: Instruction and Classroom Environments in Physical Education PreK-12||4|
|EDUC395||Curriculum and Methods in Subject Specific (K-12) Educations I: Learning Goals and Assessments||3|
|EDUC448||Supervised Teaching, Physical Education, Grades preK-6||3|
|EDUC449||Supervised Teaching, Physical Education, Grades 7-12||3|
** Courses listed in Group I must be completed before taking courses from Group II.
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 a valid First Aid/CPR certification should be presented to the department at least three months prior to graduation.