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Kinesiology Major, B.S. (Physical Education K-12 Concentration)

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Department Information

Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation and Kinesiology
PO Box 70671
Phone: (423) 439-4265
Fax: (423) 439-5383
Web address: www.etsu.edu/coe/serk

Dr. Mike Ramsey, Department Chair

The Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation, and Kinesiology offers two different baccalaureate degree programs: B.S. in Kinesiology with concentrations in Exercise Science and K-12 Teacher Education as well as a B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management with concentrations in Sport Management and Park and Recreation Management.

The K-12 Teaching concentration prepares students for teacher licensure in physical education in the state of Tennessee. When students satisfy the requirements for teacher licensure, they will be licensed to teach physical education in grades Kindergarten through 12. The program of study provides extensive training in elementary and secondary pedagogy and supports the mission of the Clemmer College of Education and Human Development -Educating Leaders in the 21st Century. Teacher candidates are trained to assume leadership roles in the classroom, school, and community, while developing skills and knowledge in professional content and pedagogy with a special emphasis on technology, multicultural, and inclusion education. Physical Education specialists develop skills in reflective thinking and decision-making as they grow personally into caring lifelong learners.

Teacher Licensure Progression: Students wishing to pursue a course of study leading to a Physical Education (K-12) teacher licensure may declare the major at any time. When declared, the student is admitted into the teacher licensure program after they have met the 2.75 GPA and background check requirement. The teacher candidate then proceeds through the established program of study meeting the detailed progression requirements in order to proceed. Failure to meet the established progression requirements will prevent a student from moving forward toward completing the degree/licensure. Each student will be advised throughout their program of study by either an advisor in the Clemmer College of Education and Human Development  Office of Student Services or a faculty advisor in the department of the major.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 79 credits
     Major Core    (18 credits)
     Concentration    (23 credits)
     Professional Education Core    (38 credits)
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: KNSY-BS (PEED)  

General Education Requirements   

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Kinesiology Major: 79 credits

Grade Requirement: Must have earned a grade of “C” or higher in all courses included in the major.

No Minor Required

Additional Information

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CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.

Clemmer College of Education and Human Development Licensure Information and Policy

Click Clemmer College of Education and Human Development  for more information on non-teaching programs, add-on endorsements, educator preparation at ETSU, Title II report information, educator preparation in Clemmer College of Education and Human Development, graduation requirements, secondary education minor, transfer students, teacher education progression requirements, admission to teacher licensure program, and requirements for entry into residency, etc.

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