Physical Education Major (B.S.) (Combined B.S./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Health and Physical Education (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

The Bachelor's/MAT Dual-Certification Inclusive Education Program provides students with the opportunity to receive both a bachelor's and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with teacher certification in both general education and special education.  The program is designed to help teachers develop competencies needed to teach students who have disabilities along with those who do not.

In this program, students complete general education and major requirements and an initial set of coursework in education as undergraduates. As graduate students, they will complete the coursework in education and conduct their fieldwork and student teaching.

Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

Requirements for the graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.
I. General Education
A. New Student Seminar
Fulfilled by HPEM 199 in the major.0
C. Communication
1. Writing
WRIT 105College Writing I3
2. Literature
WRIT 106College Writing II3
3. Communication
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science3
H. Mathematics
MATH 103The Development of Mathematics3
or MATH 104 Fractals and Infinity
or MATH 106 Contemporary Applied Math for Everyone
or MATH 109 Statistics
or MATH 110 Statistics for the Biological Sciences
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Fulfilled by BIOL 244 in the major.0
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives – Fulfilled by EDFD/PSYC 200 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled by HLTH 295 in the major.0
II. World Languages
A. World Languages3
III. Major Requirements
A. Required Theory Courses
HLTH 208Study of Human Diseases3
HLTH 215Drug Education in the Schools3
HLTH 222Mental Health in the Schools3
HLTH 295Sexuality Education in the Schools3
HPEM 199Freshman Seminar in Health and Physical Education1
HPEM 352Development and Philosophy of Health and Physical Education3
HPEM 356Management of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Fitness Programs3
PEMJ 320Physiology of Exercise4
PEMJ 321Kinesiology3
PEMJ 324Basic Motor Learning3
PEMJ 351Adapted Physical Education3
B. Required Skills Courses
PEMJ 131Fitness Activities3
PEMJ 152Introduction to Fielding and Target Games3
PEMJ 153Introduction to Invasion and Net Games3
PEMJ 235Movement Experiences in Physical Education3
PEMJ 335Teaching of Elementary Physical Education3
C. Collateral Course
BIOL 244Anatomy and Physiology I4
D. Graduate Course
HLTH 520Foundations and Methods in Health Education3
IV. Teacher Education Sequence
See requirements below.44
Total Credits128

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12, Bachelor's/MAT) 

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
Health for Teacher Education
BIOL 100Biological Sciences4
or BIOL 110 The Biology of Human Life
Speech for Teacher Education
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
Additional Teacher Ed Pre-Requisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
Select one of the following:3
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 305Teaching for Equity and Diversity3
SASE 312Educating English Language Learners1
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
READ 411Language and Literacy3
SPED 367Language-Based Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 469Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
SPED 488Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings3
Graduate Sequence
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
Total Credits44