Major in Physical Education K-12 Licensure for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

Physical Education majors, upon successful completion of the program and graduation from Northeastern Illinois University, are entitled to the Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL), endorsed in Physical Education K-12. The program includes the 32 credit hour Professional Preparation portion and 53 credit hour Physical Education Major. Students are encouraged to complete the minor program in Health Education.

Unique to the Physical Education Major is the Block Program taken during the Senior year. In the Block Program, major courses are taken on campus during the morning hours. The student will spend six weeks in an elementary school for a minimum of 50 clinical hours, and six weeks in a high school for a minimum of 50 clinical hours. 

NOTE: Students must be admitted into the Goodwin College of Education no later than two semesters prior to the semester they wish to enter into the Clinical Block. Additionally, students must have completed all professional preparation (with the exception of SCED-305P) and major core coursework prior to entering into the Clinical Block.

EXIT REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREE COMPLETION

Successful completion of all Goodwin College of Education and HSPE Department program requirements, with the exception of a passing score on the edTPA assessment.

EXIT REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAM COMPLETION / ENTITLEMENT

Successful completion of all Goodwin College of Education and HSPE Department program requirements, with evidence of a passing score on the edTPA assessment.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

   
Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".

 

Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.

 

Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.

 
   

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

 
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements


Major in Physical Education K-12 Program requirements

Completion of the Physical Education Program and other requirements leads to the Illinois Professional Educator's License (PEL). Grades in all major courses must be a "C" or higher, with a major GPA of 2.75. Please see course descriptions for prerequisite requirements.

Required Courses
Professional Preparation
EDFN-305Philosophical And Historical Foundations Of Public Education3
EDFN-306Education And Individual Differences3
LTCY-301Teaching Literacy In Junior & Senior High Schools3
EDFN-307Psychology Of Instruction And Learning3
BLBC-341Methods of Teaching in Bilingual Classrooms3
SCED-311Writing Intensive Program: School Curriculum3
Physical Education Core
PEMT-151Fundamentals Of Rhythms3
PEMT-201Introduction To Principles And Methods In Physical Education3
PEMT-206Socio-Cultural Influences On Physical Activity3
PEMT-305Functional And Structural Human Anatomy4
PEMT-231Individual & Dual Sports *3
PEMT-307Assessment In Physical Education *3
PEMT-309Sport & Exercise Psychology *3
PEMT-203Fitness Education *3
PEMT-276Team Sports *3
PEMT-302Kinesiology *3
PEMT-343Foundations Of Physical Education For Elementary Schools3
PEMT-300Adventure Education Programming *3
PEMT-303Adapted Physical Education And Recreation *3
PEMT-306Exercise Physiology *3
PEMT-308Motor Skill Behavior *3
Clinical Classes *
PEMT-311Introduction To The Theory And Methodology Of Coaching3
PEMT-341Physical Education Curriculum Design3
PEMT-344Foundations Of Physical Education For Secondary & Middle Schools3
Student Teaching *
SCED-305PSecondary Student Teaching And Seminar In Physical Education12
Total Hours85
*

 Goodwin College of Education (COE) admission is required.

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.

First Year
Term 1Hours
College Level Math3-5
ENGL-101Writing I3
3 GenEd courses9
 Term Hours15-17
Term 2
ENGL-102Writing II3
4 GenEd courses12
 Term Hours15
Second Year
Term 1
CMTC-101 or 202Public Speaking3
HLED-107 or 312Health For Effective Living3
3 GenEd courses9
 Term Hours15
Term 2
PEMT-151Fundamentals Of Rhythms3
PEMT-201Introduction To Principles And Methods In Physical Education3
PEMT-206Socio-Cultural Influences On Physical Activity3
PEMT-305Functional And Structural Human Anatomy4
1 Gen Ed3
 Term Hours16
Third Year
Term 1
PEMT-231Individual Dual Sports3
PEMT-307Assessment In Physical Education3
PEMT-309Sport Exercise Psychology3
EDFN-305Philosophical And Historical Foundations Of Public Education3
EDFN-306Education And Individual Differences3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
PEMT-203Fitness Education3
PEMT-276Team Sports3
PEMT-302Kinesiology3
PEMT-343Foundations Of Physical Education For Elementary Schools3
EDFN-307Psychology Of Instruction And Learning3
BLBC-341Methods of Teaching in Bilingual Classrooms3
 Term Hours18
Fourth Year
Term 1
PEMT-300Adventure Education Programming3
PEMT-303Adapted Physical Education And Recreation3
PEMT-306Exercise Physiology3
PEMT-308Motor Skill Behavior3
SCED-311Writing Intensive Program: School Curriculum3
LTCY-301Teaching Literacy In Junior Senior High Schools3
 Term Hours18
Term 2
PEMT-311Introduction To The Theory And Methodology Of Coaching3
PEMT-341Physical Education Curriculum Design3
PEMT-344Foundations Of Physical Education For Secondary Middle Schools3
 Term Hours9
Fifth Year
Term 1
SCED-305PSecondary Student Teaching And Seminar In Physical Education12
 Term Hours12
 Total Hours: 133-135