Teacher Education

Physical and Health Education for Elementary School Teachers

Physical and Health Education for Elementary School Teachers
Required for state licensure and designed to provide prospective elementary school teachers with an understanding of the need for, necessary content, and field experience working in an effective, quality physical education program. Areas of focus include the instructional process, class management and discipline, program implementation, materials, issues affecting the elementary school physical education program and its students, and strategies and activities for learning. Addresses elementary health education, including protective factors of healthy self, mental and emotional health, safety and disease prevention, substance abuse prevention, nutrition, and human development. Includes early and frequent field-based experiences that provide the opportunity to practice and refine new-teacher performance standards in the physical education setting. Aligned with both the BYU-Public School Partnership Five Commitments and UETS teaching standards.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 1.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPETE 169; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining PETE 212
Course Outcomes: 

Outcome 1

Identify the purposes and objectives of physical education in the elementary school curriculum as evidenced by written examinations.

Outcome 2

Describe the four basic parts of a lesson plan and the requisite planning required for effective presentation of the plan as evidenced by video analysis of actual teaching PE lessons in the public schools.

Outcome 3

Discuss the major ways to establish and maintain a teaching environment which is conducive to learning. Major categories should include instructional cues, feedback, teaching styles, and skill presentation as assessed by written examination.

Outcome 4

Effectively teach, manage, and discipline students in a physical education class as evidenced by successfully teaching in th epublic schools assessed by video analysis and final video project.

Outcome 5

Analyze your teaching using digital video by identifying instances of teaching which show your teaching abilities based on the desired competencies and explain how you met the competency as evidenced by video analysis final project.

Outcome 6

Understand basic principles of fitness, physical activity, and motivation and how these principles relate to children's growth and development in these areas as assessed by written examination.

Outcome 7

Understand motivation in physical education as assessed by written examination.

Outcome 8

Understand important liability principles applicable to a physical education class as assessed by written examination.

Outcome 9

Demonstrate ability to perform specific desired competencies as evidenced by the final video project.