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Physical Education Teacher Education (K-12)

Realize your potential and fulfill your promise as teacher. Our program helps you acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed to deliver optimum learning experiences for diverse pupils in changing classroom environments.

  • Small class sizes
  • Numerous performing ensembles
  • Opportunities to meet and work with educators and students in the community
  • Up-to-date on legislation and regulations affecting the teaching profession
  • Significant opportunities for International Study, hands-on field experience, and co-curricular activities
GRADUATE & GET TO WORK

Our Teacher Education program provides a comprehensive academic curriculum, complemented by licensure requirements.

Gain real-life experience – all before you graduate.


Student Teaching and Practicum

Obtain work experience and make informed career choices through supervised internships and student teaching.


Student North Dakota United

Students are encouraged to join Student North Dakota United, a professional organization that exposes members to greater knowledge in their field.


Pi Lambda Theta

Eligible students are invited to join this international honor society and professional association in education.

Employment Options
  • Physical Education Teacher Education
  • Athletes Business Manager
  • High School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Athletic Director

READY TO
TAKE THE
NEXT STEP?

98%

Placement Rate1Rate based University of Jamestown 2018 bachelor’s degree graduates 1

$10M

in scholarships annually



COURSEWORK


Course

Title (credits)
Educ 100 Praxis Preparation (0)
Eng 101 Freshman Composition (3)
Eng 102 Freshman Composition/Literature (3)
Comm
or
Comm
102

201
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)

Oral Interpretation of Literature (3)
Math 102 Intermediate Algebra (3)
Or higher level
Pols
or
Hist
or
Hist
104

207

208
American National Government (3)

The United States to 1865 (3)

The United States since 1865 (3)
KNS 182 Intro to Kinesiology (2)
KNS 184 Health Education (3)
Educ 201 Introduction to Teaching (3)
Psyc 203 Developmental Psychology (3)
Educ 205 A Study of North Dakota Native American Cultures (2)
KNS 217 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
KNS 218 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology II (3)
KNS 260 Technology Integration in PE, Health, & Fitness (3)
KNS 261 Methods & Activities for Teaching Elementary PE (3)
KNS 262 Middle School Activities & Materials (3)

Course

Title (credits)
KNS 263 High School Activities & Materials (3)
KNS 264 Teaching Fitness Education (2)
Educ 303 Introduction to Teaching Students with Exceptionalities (3)
KNS 305 Curriculum, Standards, & Assessment of PE (3)
Comm
or
Soc
305

320
Cross Cultural Communication (3)

Comparative Cultures (3)
KNS 309 Basic Biomechanics (3)
KNS 311 Motor Learning and Development (3)
KNS 346 Adaptive Physical Education (2)
Educ 353 Applied Cognitive Theories (3)
KNS 361 Methods in Physical Education (includes field exp.) 4

Educ 398 Junior Seminar (1)
Educ 399 Classroom Practicum (1)
KNS 402 Exercise Physiology (3)
KNS 402L Exercise Physiology Lab (1)
Educ 419 Student Teaching: Elementary & Secondary (16)
KNS 450 Seminar in PE (2)
KNS Dance (1)
KNS Swimming (1)
KNS Weight Training and Fitness (1)

Total Semester Credits Required: 97




OURPeople
Chris Mahoney
Chris Mahoney, MS
Department Chair
Assistant Professor
701-252-3467 ext. 5564
mahoney@uj.edu

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