The Physical Education Major for Bachelor of Science in Education prepares graduates to teach physical education in elementary, middle and secondary schools and provides the courses necessary for certification in K-12 Educational Technology Endorsement.
System-wide General Education Requirement (30 Credits)
Majors must take BIOL 151, INED 211 and MATH 102 or a course requiring MATH 102 as a prerequisite as part of the System-wide General Education Requirement.
Institutional Graduation Requirement (11 Credits)
Majors must take EPSY 210 as part of the Institutional Graduation Requirement.
Students should complete professional education coursework (see below) concurrently with general education and content major coursework.
Note: Admission to the Teacher Education Program is required for the remaining courses. Requirements for Admission to the Teacher Education Program are found earlier in the College of Education section.
Teacher candidates complete a yearlong residency / student teaching capstone experience during the final two semesters prior to graduation. Placements are made in districts with which the College of Education has a formal partnership and whose personnel are trained in the co-teaching model. Out-of-area placements are not granted for the yearlong residency / student teaching experience. Requirements for licensure vary from one state to another. If you are interested in professional licensure, please check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice. The US Department of Education link will help you learn more about certification in your state.
Students planning to obtain certification and teach outside of South Dakota are encouraged to take