Bachelor of Science in Education, Major in P-8 and 7-12 PE

[1] Bachelor of Science in Education

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Education, with a major in P-8 and 7-12 Kinesiology and Physical Education, requires successful completion of a 134 hours, including (1) the general education component, (see: http://www.uca.edu/ubulletin2012/02/207); (2) core and major requirements (3) EDUC 1300 and 3309 (see: http://uca.edu/ubulletin2012/04/40201), and (4) a 23-hour required minor in health education with an emphasis in P-8 and 7-12 school health (see below). Upon successful completion of the Physical Education-Teacher Education (PETE) Program, teacher candidates will be recommended to the  Arkansas Department of Education for the initial teaching license.

The minor is under the direction of the teacher candidate's minor advisor. General education courses do not count toward the required hours for the major. A grade of C or better is required in all kinesiology courses. The PETE Program is an admissions program.

H ED Minor Courses (23 hours): H ED 2201, 2320, 3300, 3301, 3305, 4303, 4312, and 4331. For more information, see the Health Education Minor (PETE) in this Bulletin.

[1.1] Major in P-8 and 7-12 Physical Education - Teacher Education (PETE)

KPED Core Curriculum (17 hours): KPED 2381, 3382, 4230, 4300, 4320, and 4395.

P-8, 7-12 Major Requirements (41 hours): KPED 2223, 2250, 2300, 2340, 3316, 3330, 3363, 4310, 4380, 4690, 4691, 2 hours selected from the following courses KPED 1125 and 1135, KPED 2212, 2213, 2214, 2215, 2216; and 2 hours selected from 2224, 2225, 2226, or 3200.

[1.2] PETE Admission, Retention and Exit Requirements

[1.2.1] Admission

In addition to the College of Education's admission requirements (see http://www.uca.edu/education/teachereducation/programapps), Pre-PETE students must successfully complete the following PETE program admission requirements.

  1. Complete a minimum of forty-five (45) credit hours with a cumulative, major, and minor grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Complete KPED or H ED 1320 with a grade of C or better.
  3. Complete the following required courses with a grade of C or better: KPED 2224 or 2225 or 2226 or 3200 (team sports); KPED 1125 and 1135 (fitness) or 2212 or 2213 or 2214 (individual sports), 2223 (outdoor education and recreational games), 2250 (dance), 2300 and 2381.  Note: pre-PETE students must demonstrate proficiency in team sports, fitness, outdoor education and recreational games and dance).  Proficiency standards are included in the respective course syllabi.
  4. Complete H ED 2201 with a grade of C or better.  While H ED 2201 is the only required pre-admission minor course, a student's minor grade point average for admission will be calculated on all required minor courses completed.
  5. Complete the following courses with a grade of C or better (BIOL 1400 or BIOL 1440, EDUC 1300, WRTG 1310, WRTG 1320, MATH 1390 or 1392 or 1395 or 1491 or 1580 or 1496 (formerly 1591), and SPCH 1300.
  6. Complete EDUC 1240 - Educational Technology Skills with a grade of C or better or pass the Educational Technology Competency Exam.  Testing schedules and registration information for the exam, as well as a study guide and tutorials, are available (see: http://www.uca.edu/education/teachereducation/edtechcompexam).
  7. Pass the PETE Fitness Test comprised of the following items: (a) 1.5 mile run, (b) sit-ups, (c) push-ups, (d) trunk flexion, and (e) body composition.  Students initially complete the PETE Fitness Test while enrolled in KPED 1125 and KPED 1135.  Should a student fail to pass all test items while enrolled in KPED 1125 and 1135, two fitness test administrations are given each semester and during the summer.  Students should check with their academic advisors regarding testing dates, times and location.
  8. Pass the PRAXIS I Pre-Professional Skills Test.  The current UCA minimum pass scores are: Reading 172, Math 171, and Writing 174.  Students are advised to take the PRAXIS I exam during their freshman year.  Students are required to submit a copy of the entire PRAXIS I test booklet for each test taken regardless of the score earned. Admission to the program will be delayed until minimum scores on each test are achieved and documented.
  9. Earn a passing score on the Developmental Portfolio by the established deadlines set by the PETE program.  The required elements of the portfolio and deadlines for submission are given to students during enrollment in KPED 2300 - Principles of Kinesiology and Physical Education.  Note:  KPED 2300 must be completed at UCA.
  10. Maintain professional dispositions/behaviors in interactions and communications with faculty, peers, and other professionals.  Professional dispositions and behaviors are evaluated in each required major course.  Information regarding criteria and assessment of professional dispositions/behaviors is included in each major course syllabus.
  11. Submit to recommendations supporting admission's application to the College of Education.  Recommendations must be submitted by student's KPED 2300 and EDUC 1300 instructors.

Complete a successful interview and receive a positive recommendation for admission from the PETE faculty serving on the admissions committee.

Upon admission to the PETE program, teacher candidates must: Purchase a subscription to Chalk and Wire, an online system through which teacher candidates’ assessments are collected, evaluated, and stored for analysis. Chalk and Wire is used by all teacher education programs. A subscription may be purchased for one year and then renewed for a subsequent year or a two-year subscription may be purchased. (see: http://uca.edu/education/teachereducation/chalkandwire).

        [1.2.2] Program Retention Requirements (Level I)

In addition to the College of Education's retention requirements (see: http://www.uca.edu/education/teachereducation/documents/RetentioninTeacherEducation) and Level II admission requirements (see: http://www.uca.edu/education/teachereducation/intern2) to remain in good standing, PETE teacher candidates must:

  1. Maintain a cumulative, major, and minor grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Completion of required KPED core and major courses with a grade of C or better.
  3. Completion of required minor courses with a grade of C or better.
  4. Complete early field experiences and internship I Teacher candidates should be knowledgeable of and adhere to the regulations and policies contained in the Early Field Handbook and the related policies, information, forms, and candidates’ responsibilities  (see: http://www.uca.edu/education/teachereducation/fielddocs).
  5. Maintain a subscription to Chalk and Wire throughout enrollment in the PETE program. (see: http://www.uca.edu/education/teachereducation/chalkandwire).
  6. Submit documentation of continued membership in national and student professional organizations while enrolled in the PETE program.
  7. Submit documentation of participation in a minimum of three professional service activities each semester while enrolled in the PETE program.
  8. Maintain professional dispositions/behaviors in interactions and communications with faculty, peers, and other professionals. Professional dispositions and behaviors are evaluated in each required major course.
  9. Earn an acceptable score on the summative evaluation of the Level I performance standards based upon Teacher Performance Outcomes Assessment (TPOA) during KPED 4380 – Internship I to advance from Level I to Level II.
  10. Submit a copy of each entire score report for each PRAXIS II Subject Area Tests taken regardless of the score earned.  Students will submit each score report of the PRAXIS II Subject Area Tests to the KPED 4380 - Internship I instructor.  A score of 144 or higher is required on the Health and Physical Education Content Knowledge Test # 0856 (paper) or Test # 5856 (computer).  A score of 169 or higher is required on the Physical Education: Content and Design Test # 0095 (paper) or Test #5095 (computer). Should a teacher candidate fail to meet the passing score by the end of the term of enrollment in KPED 4380, an X grade will be awarded.  A passing score on both PRAXIS II Subject Areas Tests is required in order to enroll in KPED 4690 and 4691 – Internship II (student teaching). Note:  effective January 1, 2011, teacher candidates who register for KPED 4690 and 4691 - Internship II will be assessed a $250 course fee by the College of Education.  This fee will be assessed in addition to the tuition and registration fees assessed by the university. (effective - January 1, 2011).

        [1.2.3] Program Exit Requirements (Level II)

In addition to the College of Education's exit requirements (see: http://www.uca.edu/education/teachereducation/programapps), teacher candidates must successfully complete the following Physical Education-Teacher Education (PETE) program exit requirements.

  1. Maintain a cumulative, major, and minor grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Complete KPED 4690 and 4691 – Internship II with a grade of C or better.
  3. Adhere to all policies and procedures outlined in the Handbook for Internship II Candidates (see: http://uca.edu/education/teachereducation/intern2).  Requirements and criteria for success are included in the Internship II course syllabus.
  4. Submit a copy of each entire score report for each Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Test taken regardless of the score earned.  Students must document passage of the Principles of Learning and Teaching Test by the end of the semester of enrollment in KPED 4690 and 4691.  Candidates may select one of the following three PLT Tests: (a) PLT-Early Childhood Test #0621 (paper) or #5621 (computer). The minimum passing score is 157; (b) PLT-Grades 5-9 Test #0623 (paper) or #5623 (computer). The minimum passing score is 160 or; (c) PLT-Grades 7-12 Test #0624 (paper) or #5624 (computer). The minimum passing score is 157. Should a teacher candidate fail to meet the passing score by the end of the semester enrollment in KPED 4690 and KPED 4691, X-grades will be awarded. Note: a candidate cannot complete the degree program until this requirement is met.
  5. Earn an acceptable score on the summative evaluation of the Level II performance standards based upon Teacher Performance Outcomes Assessment (TPOA) during KPED 4690 and 4691 - Internship II and supported by the Internship II Final Portfolio.
  6. Earn a passing score on the Internship II Final Portfolio submitted through Chalk and Wire. The content, grading rubric, and deadlines for submission and completion are presented during candidates’ enrollment in KPED 4690 and KPED 4691 – Internship II.  Should a candidate fail to meet the passing score on the final portfolio by the stipulated deadline, X grades in KPED 4690 and 4691 will be awarded.
  7. Earn a passing score from the PETE faculty on the oral presentation of the Internship II Final Portfolio.  Note: the oral presentation of the portfolio cannot be scheduled until a passing score on the final portfolio is achieved.   Should a candidate fail to earn a passing score on the oral presentation by the end of the semester of enrollment in KPED 4690 and 4691 – Internship II, X grades will be awarded.
  8. Submit a completed PETE Exit Survey to the KPED office no later than the last day of regularly scheduled classes.  Exit surveys will be distributed to teacher candidates by KPED 4690 and 4691 instructors.  Should a candidate fail to submit the exit survey by the stipulated deadline, the candidate may not participate in the exit interview and X grades will be awarded for KPED 4690 and 4691 – Internship II until the requirement is met.
  9. Participate in an exit interview conducted by the Chair of the KPED Department during finals week. Teacher candidates are notified by email regarding the specific date, time and location of the exit interview.  Should a teacher candidate fail to participate in the exit interview, X grades will be awarded for KPED 4690 and 4691 – Internship II until the requirement is met.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism through continued membership in the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and membership in at least one additional professional organization (e.g. Arkansas AHPERD).

[2] Courses in Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPED)

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