Physical Education Major

Admission to the Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) requires that a series of pre-requisite courses (see list below) be completed before entry into the PTEP program is granted. A candidate to be admitted must:

Admission Requirements

Pre-professional Requirements

 1. Complete a minimum of 56 hours in the physical education program with an overall GPA 2.50 or higher (including transfer courses that apply to the major). Any courses older than seven years are subject to review for acceptance toward fulfilling degree requirements.

 2. Earn a GPA of 2.75 or higher with grades of C or better for required pre-professional program courses (including transfer courses that apply to the major).  

BIOL 205 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology 4
EDUC 210 Schools in a Diverse Society 3
ENGL 103 Composition and Research 4
PHED 108   Introduction to Wellness and Fitness   3
PHED 235 Foundations of Physical Education 3
PHED 245 Movement Activities  3
PHED 260 Teaching Team Sports & Concepts & Tactics I  3
PHED 261  Teaching Ind. & Dual-Sport Concepts & Tactics 3
PHED 263  Teaching Team Sports & Concepts & Tactics II 3
PHED 275 Man. and Instr. Strat. in Physical Education 3
PHED 350 Assessment in Physical Education   3
PHED 352  Motor Learning 3
PHED 375 Cont. Curriculum and Analysis of Teaching PE 3
PHED 400  Adapted Physical Education 3
PSYC 101                             Introduction to Psychology 4
SCED 300 Development, Learning and Assessment 3

The courses below are not required for the professional program admission but will be used to calculate the program course GPA if completed prior to the
Professional Teacher Education Program Admission

EXSC 332                            Exercise Physiology 4
EXSC 333 Kinesiology 4
PHED 451 Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Education 3

3. Complete a minimum of 30 observation hours in an approved field experience placement.

 4. Complete PRAXIS I or the Maryland State Department of Education equivalent with passing scores and submit an official score report to the Department of Health and Sport Sciences. Scores must be submitted prior to preregistration during the semester preceding enrollment in professional education courses.  Information regarding Praxis I and II requirements may be found at

5.  Submit evidence of current CPR certification and place a copy in the advising file in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences .

6.  Exhibit appropriate professional program candidate dispositions.  Professional dispositions are the values, commitments, and professional ethics that influence behaviors toward students, families, colleagues, and communities and affect student learning, motivation, and development as well as the educator’s own professional growth. See for more information.

 7.  Submit a Professional Teacher Education Program on-line application to the physical education advisor by the established deadline set by Department of Health and Sport Sciences.  The application must be submitted by preregistration in the semester preceding enrollment in professional education courses.