Bachelor of Science in Education, Physical Education Teacher Education

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[1] Bachelor of Science in Education

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Education, with a major in K-12 Kinesiology and Physical Education, requires successful completion of a 120 hours, including (1) the UCA Core: complete 38 hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements (see UCA Core requirements) and complete upper-division UCA Core requirements using major and/or designated courses; (2) physical education core and major requirements (45 hours); (3) College of Education course requirements for licensure as listed below; and (4) required courses in health education (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.

A grade of C or better is required in all kinesiology and health education courses. The PETE Program is an admissions program.

An emphasis in Health Education is required (11 hours). For more information about a minor in Health Education, see Health Education Minor in this Bulletin.

Abbreviation Key – UCA Core Program

[1.1] Major in K-12 Physical Education - Teacher Education (PETE)

KPED Core Curriculum (17 hours):

KPED 2381 Anatomical Kinesiology
KPED 3382 Mechanical Kinesiology [ UCA Core: I ]
KPED 4230 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
KPED 4300 Exercise Physiology
PETE 4320 Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance [ UCA Core: Z ]
KPED 4395 Sport in American Society [ UCA Core: D ]

K-12 Major Requirements (43 hours):

PETE 1230 Teaching Conditioning Activities and Beginning Weight Training
PETE 2223 Teaching Outdoor Education and Recreational Games
PETE 2250 Teaching Dance and Rhythmical Activities
KPED 2300 Principles of Kinesiology and Physical Education
KPED 2340 Motor Development and Learning
KPED 3316 Curriculum
PETE 3330 Physical Education for Elementary Grades [ UCA Core: R ]
PETE 3363 Adapted Physical Education
KPED 4310 Methods and Materials of Secondary Physical Education
PETE 4380 Internship I: Physical Education and Health
PETE 4690 Internship II
PETE 4691 Internship II

Select one course from the following list (2 hours):

PETE 2212 Teaching Bowling and Golf
PETE 2213 Teaching Archery and Badminton
PETE 2214 Teaching Tennis
PETE 2215 Teaching Gymnastics: Women
PETE 2216 Teaching Gymnastics: Men

Select one course from the following list (2 hours):

PETE 2224 Teaching Soccer and Basketball
PETE 2225 Teaching Softball and Speedball
PETE 2226 Teaching Volleyball and Track

Health Education course requirements (11 hours):

HED 2201 First Aid
HED 2320 Mental Health
HED 3300 Health Education Methods and Materials [ UCA Core: C ]
HED 3325 Disease Management for Health Promotion

College of Education course requirements for licensure (11 hours):

EDUC 1300 Education as a Profession
EDUC 3322 Diverse Learners in Inclusive Settings
MSIT 4210 Integration Technology Teach/Learn
MSIT 4325 Literacy

[1.2] PETE Admission, Retention and Exit Requirements

[1.2.1] Admission

In addition to the College of Education's admission requirements (see http://uca.edu/education/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 and major grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Complete KPED 1320 with a grade of C or better.
  3. Complete the following required courses with a grade of C or better: PETE 2224 or 2225 or 2226 or 3200 (team sports); PETE 1230 (fitness); PETE 2212 or 2213 or 2214 (individual sports); PETE 2223 (outdoor education and recreational games); PETE 2250 (dance); KPED 2300 and KPED 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 health education course, a grade of a C or better and a grade point average of 2.5 or higher must be earned in all health education courses completed prior to the time of application.
  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, and SPCH 1300.
  6. Complete EDUC 1240 - Educational Technology Skills or equivalent 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://uca.edu/tlc/compexam/).
  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 PETE 1230.  Should a student fail to pass all test items while enrolled in PETE 1230, two fitness test administrations are given each semester and one during the summer.  Students should check with their academic advisors regarding testing dates, times and location.
  8. Pass the PRAXIS I Core Assessment : Reading 46, Mathematics 40, and Writing 42.  Students are advised to take the PRAXIS I exam prior to their sophomore 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.  For the most current exam information, refer to http://www.ets.org/praxis/ar?WT.ac=praxishome_states_121126.
  9. Earn a passing score on the Developmental Portfolio prior to the established deadlines set by the PETE program.
  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 two recommendations supporting admission's application to the College of Education.  Recommendations must be submitted by student's KPED 2300 and EDUC 1300 instructors.
  12. 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/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/studentresources/).  PETE teacher candidates must:

  1. Maintain a cumulative and major grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Completion of required KPED/PETE core and major courses with a grade of C or better.
  3. Completion of required health education courses with a grade of C or better.
  4. Complete early field experiences and PETE 4380 - 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://uca.edu/education/candidateinfo/).
  5. Maintain a subscription to Chalk and Wire throughout enrollment in the PETE program. (see: http://uca.edu/education/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 PETE 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 PETE 4380 - Internship I instructor.  For the most current exam information and passing score refer to http://www.ets.org/praxis/ar?WT.ac=praxishome_states_121126.  Should a teacher candidate fail to meet the passing score by the end of the term of enrollment in PETE 4380 - Internship I, an X grade will be awarded.  A passing score on both PRAXIS II Subject Areas Tests is required in order to enroll in PETE 4690/4691- Internship II (student teaching).  Note:  effective January 1, 2011, teacher candidates who register for PETE 4690/4691 - 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://uca.edu/education/studentresources/), teacher candidates must successfully complete the following Physical Education-Teacher Education (PETE) program exit requirements.

  1. Maintain a cumulative, major, health education, and/or minor grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Complete PETE 4690/4691 – 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/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 PETE 4690/4691 - Internship II.  Candidates may select one of the approved PLT Tests.  Refer to http://www.ets.org/praxis/ar?WT.ac=praxishome_states_121126. Should a teacher candidate fail to meet the passing score by the end of the semester enrollment in PETE 4690/4691- Internship II, 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 PETE 4690/4691 - Internship II.
  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 PETE 4690/4691 – Internship II.  Should a candidate fail to meet the passing score on the final portfolio by the stipulated deadline, X grades in PETE 4690/4691 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 PETE 4690/4691 – 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 PETE 4690/4691 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 PETE 4690/4691 – 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 PETE 4690/4691 – 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] Links to Courses

[2.1] Courses in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)

Follow this link to PETE course descriptions: course link.

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

Follow this link to KPED course descriptions: course link.