Secondary Education (Physical Education) (BAE)

The most effective educators stretch. They keep going. They're relentless. They suspect that there's always a better way---and they find it. They embrace responsibility for the world's most important job. Graduates of ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College receive best-in-class preparation that will enable them to thrive in their careers and play a vital role in improving the educational experience and outcomes of children.

The BAE program in secondary education with a physical education concentration leads to a K-12 teaching certificate. While teacher candidates develop a strong theoretical background in their specific content areas, the program focuses on developing the requisite teaching knowledge and abilities to successfully teach elementary, middle or high school students. The curriculum directly aligns with Arizona's standards for teachers and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education's beginning teacher standards. This program also offers a full structured English immersion endorsement to work with English language learners and provides extensive experiences in integrating technology into teaching.

The secondary education teacher certification program is clinically embedded during the junior and senior years. The primary goal of all clinical experiences is to provide interns and student teachers with multiple opportunities to apply knowledge learned in coursework to practice in preK-12 classrooms. Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College students complete internships during the junior year that require one day per week in grades 6-12 classrooms and student teaching, which is a full-time, year-long apprenticeship known as the senior year residency. Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College faculty and highly qualified mentor teachers from our partner school districts and charter schools collaboratively coach interns and student teachers during required clinical experiences. The clinical experience provided by the program, known as iTeachAZ, is unmatched in Arizona. It provides students with an opportunity to work directly with children and make an immediate impact on classroom achievement. This intensive hands-on clinical experience model of teacher preparation creates highly sought-after graduates.

Graduates of the program desiring to teach in a public school must pass the appropriate Arizona educator exams (either the National Evaluation Series or Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments) in both content area and professional knowledge to be certified in the state of Arizona.

Degree Offered

Secondary Education (Physical Education) (BAE)

Location
Polytechnic

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Career Outlook

Graduates from secondary education with a physical education concentration are recommended for certification for grades K-12. The demand for well-prepared secondary teachers is strong, particularly in the areas of math and science. Job opportunities in a fast growing state such as Arizona are numerous. Graduates with a degree in secondary education work in:

  • charter schools
  • private school settings
  • public schools

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