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Physical Education K-12

DEGREE
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education K-12

The mission of the Teacher Education programs at Wesley College is to prepare teacher candidates to function as knowledgeable, self-directed, caring, and confident professionals who are able to act as change agents for educational reform throughout their career.

The purpose of the K-12 program is to prepare teachers for elementary, middle and secondary schools. The program includes theory and activity courses, as well as field experience and student teaching experiences.

Graduates of the Education program:
1. Acquire and continuously develop three kinds of knowledge: knowledge of their discipline, knowledge of themselves and others as learners, and knowledge of themselves as teachers.
2. Develop four scholarly proficiencies: Critical thinking, reflection, technological literacy, and communication through multiple texts. We believe these proficiencies are skills that can be taught, and are ones which enable teacher candidates to continue learning in their professional life.
3. Acquire and continuously develop the personal qualities of persistence, tolerance of ambiguity, professional ethics, and self-directed learning. These qualities, we believe, predispose teacher candidates toward continual professional growth.

SPECIAL FEATURES
•    Study abroad, including student teaching and internship opportunities
•    Coaching certification

REQUIREMENTS
1. CORE Requirements: 45-47 credit hours.
2. All K-12 majors must pass all sections of the PRAXIS I exam prior acceptance into the major with the passing scores reported to Wesley College by the last official day of classes. Failure to comply with this requirement will prohibit students from enrolling in any physical education methods courses, but the student may continue to take content, core, and elective courses. Upon receiving passing scores, students will be allowed to continue to pursue the K-12 degree.
3. All K-12 majors must pass the PRAXIS II exam (0091) prior to the due date required for student teaching.
4. GPA and culminating experience requirements: Students must attain a “C” or better grade in all courses in the degree plan, pass Praxis I and have an overall GPA of 2.75. To be eligible for student teaching, a student must: have a "C" or better in all courses in the degree plan, have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, and pass Praxis II. Dates for meeting all eligibility requirements are posted.   
5. All repeated PE prefix courses must be taken at Wesley College. Any current Wesley College student not initially declared as a Physical Education major in any of the three programs must have an accumulative grade point average of 2.0 in order to be accepted (change of major) into any of the three programs.
6. Catalogue/curriculum changes may occur within an academic year.  Students will be notified in a timely manner.

Upon satisfactory completion of the four-year program in physical education (teaching program), and passing PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II, graduates receive the B.S. degree in Physical Education, and upon submitting evidence of having achieved a level of performance satisfactory to the Delaware State Department of Education, may apply for and be granted by the Delaware State Department of Education initial licensure and certification in physical education for grades K-12. It is the student’s responsibility to determine licensure and certification requirements for other states, which may include the necessity to take an additional PRAXIS II exam (this does not replace the PRAXIS II 0091 requirement) designated by the state’s Department of Education.

Core Requirements
Meet the Faculty
Education Department Website (TEACH)