B.S.Ed. in Health and Physical Education – Mission & Program Outcomes
The Bachelor of Science major in Health and Physical Education (HPE) prepares the candidate to become a health and physical educator in a traditional school setting. Candidates learn how to plan, implement, and assess the P-12 curriculum for Health and Physical Education. Specifically, HPE candidates are prepared to teach individuals or groups of students a variety of physical activities (fitness, gymnastics, rhythms and dance, sports and game skills) as well as healthy lifestyle behavior habits.
The HPE Program is designed to demonstrate specific performance outcomes that lead to meeting the following standards/outcomes: 1) Conceptual Framework/Teacher Education Program Standards; 2) NASPE/NCATE Standards (SPA); 3) Health & Physical Education (HPE) Program Outcomes; and 4) Georgia PSC Standards.
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in HPE is to prepare candidates to become highly qualified teachers who connect theory with practice, engage in action research to improve teacher effectiveness, and utilize technology to enhance the teaching/learning environment. The HPE Program embraces public school partnerships to provide candidates with meaningful field experiences.
1: Scientific and Theoretical Knowledge
From the junior year through completion of the BS in Health & Physical Education, teacher candidates will demonstrate and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals.
2: Skill and Fitness Based Competence
Upon completion of the BS in Health & Physical Education, teacher candidates will be physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness.
3: Planning and Implementation
From the junior year through completion of the BS in Health & Physical Education, teacher candidates will plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state, and national standards to address the diverse needs of all students.
4: Instructional Delivery and Management
From the junior year through completion of the BS in Health & Physical Education, teacher candidates will utilize and demonstrate effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning.
5: Impact on Student Learning
Upon completion of the BS in Health & Physical Education, teacher candidates will utilize and demonstrate assessments and reflection to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions.
Upon entry into the HPE Foundations class through completion of the BS in Health & Physical Education, teacher candidates will demonstrate dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals.
Last updated: 1/9/2014