Bachelor of Science in Education
Today's Physical Education instructors teach more than calisthenics and how to play dodgeball. PE Instructors provide understanding as to how the human body works, introduce and encourage children to maintain fitness practices throughout life.
The Physical Education Instructor curriculum address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical dimensions of self as they pertain to physical activity. The systematic study of leaching and learning theory is accompanied by supervised laboratory and practicum experiences where theoretical concepts can be applied in face-to-face interactions with pupils.
Graduates of the Physical Education Program qualify for Missouri certificiation to instruct children in KINDERGARTEN thorugh 12th GRADE.
Mission / Objectives
Candidates completing a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in the area of Physical Education will:
- Understand why and how they can protect and improve their personal health and the health of their community.
- Understand the functions and interrelatedness of the physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, and societal dimensions of wellness.
- Develop an appreciation for lifetime wellness activities by fully engaging in an activity of their choice.
- Acquire/develop knowledge and skills needed for enhancing their quality of life.
- Demonstrate responsibility for their well being.
- Demonstrate and understanding of social responsibility and professionalism to enhance student's global consciousness, as well as their own global consciousness when they encounter diverse people, perspectives and ideas.
Teacher Education Program Graduation & Missouri Certification Requirements
PATH TO GRADUATION AND CERTIFICATION
Students who meet the requirements set by the School of Education can apply to enter the Teacher Education Program for teacher certification. Multiple state-mandated assessments allow candidates and faculty to determine whether students have met the program adjectives. Candidates will earn the Bachelor of Science in Education Degree when they satisfy the completions requirements of one of the Teacher Education Program emphasis areas including successful completion of EDU 475 (Student Teaching) as well as satisfying general education requirements of Lincoln University. The School of Education is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Programs are approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Regular program reviews ensure that our teaching standards remain at its highest and coursework remains relevant to an ever-changing environment. For Certification Students must have a cumulative G.P.A. ≥ 2.75, a G.P.A. ≥ 3.00 for all education courses AND a G.P.A. ≥ 3.00 in their Content Area at the time of application for graduation.