The BS degree in EXPER prepares program graduates for professional positions in worksite, clinical, school, fitness government, and community settings.
- Graduates of the Physical Education K-12 Teacher Preparation concentration who also complete the Teacher Education program, and receive a passing score on the Colorado Department of Education PRAXIS test, are eligible to receive Teacher Licensure in the State of Colorado. Licensed graduates can find physical education teaching positions in both the public and private school settings and will be certified Kindergarten to 12th grade for Physical Education.
Many education courses require the prerequisite of admission to education (see description of courses). Students complete the admission to education process during ED 301 Frameworks of Teaching (4 c.h.). The entire process for gathering information and submitting it to faculty is completed during the course.
The following are the requirements that must be met to be admitted to teacher education. No exceptions can occur to these requirements:
- Cumulative grade point of 2.600 or greater.
- Completion of ENG 101 Rhetoric & Writing I (3 c.h.) and ENG 102 Rhetoric & Writing II (3 c.h.) with grades of C or better.
- For students pursuing secondary or K-12 licensure, completion of math course required by major field with a grade of C or better1.
For students pursuing elementary or early childhood education, admission can happen by either1:
- completion of MATH 109 Mathematical Explorations (3 c.h.) with a B- or better or
- completion of two of the following courses with a C or better: MATH 109 Mathematical Explorations (3 c.h.), MATH 156 Introduction to Statistics (3 c.h.), MATH 360 Elementary Mathematics Concepts I (3 c.h.), MATH 361 Elementary Mathematics Concepts II (3 c.h.)
- Completion of COMR 103 Speaking and Listening (3 c.h.) with a grade of B- or better. Students completing COMR 103 Speaking and Listening (3 c.h.) with a C or C+, or degree plus students may complete this competency through the Oral Proficiency Exam.
- Completion of ED 301 Frameworks of Teaching (4 c.h.) with a grade of C or better.
- Completion of a formal, standardized test during ED 301 Frameworks of Teaching (4 c.h.) such as the Proficiency Profile and a writing sample.
- Completion of satisfactory background check with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Background check is sent to the Colorado Department of Education and report must meet the criteria required for obtaining a teaching license in Colorado as outlined in 22-60.5-103 C.R.S.
- Completion of an education portfolio. Six types of materials will be submitted with the portfolio:
- transcripts and official documents demonstrating students performance in University classes,
- materials developed in University classes which demonstrate proficiency on specific education standards,
- recommendations and evaluations from teachers,
- materials used in field experiences and videos of teaching,
- personal reflections and summaries about progress, and
- results of formal tests.
Specific portfolio requirements and manner of evaluation are included in the appendices to the Teacher Education Handbook. All portfolios will be submitted in electronic format (website).
Student Learning Outcomes
Expected student outcomes in Physical Education K-12 Teacher Preparation are based on the six physical education standards from the Society of Health and Physical Educators.
Standard 1: Scientific and Theoretical Knowledge
Standard 2: Skill-Based and Fitness-Based Competence
Standard 3: Planning and Implementation
Standard 4: Instructional Delivery and Management
Standard 5: Impact on Student Learning
Standard 6: Professionalism
Students completing a major in EXPER with an concentration in Physical Education K-12 Teacher Preparation are required to complete a minor in education and meet all other requirements outlined by the Teacher Education Program.
Students in the Physical Education Teacher Education Program (K-12) will be able to:
- Meet Colorado State University Pueblo Teacher Education Goals and Beginning Physical Education Teacher Standards (in the areas of knowledge, dispositions, and performance). See links for detail: http://ceeps.csupueblo.edu/TEP/StandardsAndGoals/Pages/default.aspx.
- Be prepared to develop safety plans, teach and adapt lessons in a progressive manner, and meet the needs of diverse learners in the following activities:
- Rhythmic Activities,
- Individual Sports,
- Dual Sports,
- Team Sports,
- Fitness Education,
- Adventure education, and
- Team Sports.
Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Recreation students will:
- Possess content knowledge and skills necessary for their perspective fields of study.
- Exhibit the ability to read and interpret scientific research with application of the scientific methods, statistics, study design, and reporting;
- Evaluate and integrate critical concepts and skills acquired in the EXPER program to common professional problems in the fields of interest;
- Exhibit effective oral and written communication regarding subjects related to EXPER in individual and group setting.
- Apply and demonstrate knowledge, skills and critical problem solving in a field-based setting.
Student Learning Outcomes for emphasis areas can be found on the EXPER curriculum maps.
Specific Program Requirements
Specific Core Requirements
|EPER 101||INTRO TO EXPER||2.0|
|EPER 162||PERSONAL HEALTH||3.0|
|EPER 162L||PERSONAL HEALTH LAB||1.0|
|EPER 222||BEHAVIOR FACILITATION||3.0|
|AT 232||FIRST AID||2|
|EPER 343||RESEARCH AND STATISTICS||3.0|
|EPER 344||EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY||3.0|
|EPER 344L||EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY LAB||1.0|
|EPER 461||MANAGING PROGRAMS IN EXHPR||3.0|
Specific Concentration Requirements
|Required EPER Core Courses|
|EPER Core Courses||21|
|Required Concentration Courses|
|AT 260||INJURY/ILLNESS CARE & PREVENTION||3|
|AT 323||FUNCTIONAL EXERCISE TRAINING||2|
|EPER 233||HISTORY & PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION & REC||2|
|EPER 243||METHODS OF RHYTHMIC ACTIVITIES||2|
|EPER 245||MOTOR LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT||3|
|EPER 345||METHODS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES & GAMES I||2|
|EPER 346||METHODS PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES & GAMES II||2|
|EPER 347||METHODS OF FITNESS INSTRUCTION||1|
|EPER 348||METHODS OF INDIVIDUAL AND DUAL SPORTS||3|
|EPER 349||METHODS OF OUTDOOR PE & SUSTAINABILITY||2|
|EPER 351||METHODS OF TEACHING ELEM PHYSICAL ED||3|
|EPER 362||METHODS OF HEALTH EDUCATION||2|
|EPER 470||METHODS OF COACHING||3|
|EPER 478||METHODS OF SECONDARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION||3|
|Select 1 course from the Group A Electives (see below)||1|
|Select 1 credit from the following:||1|
|EPER 146L||BEGINNING SWIMMING||1|
|EPER 176L||LIFE GUARD TRAINING||2|
|EPER 246L||METHODS OF SWIMMING||1|
|EPER 276L||WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION||2|
|Other Required Courses|
|BIOL 223||HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY I||3|
|BIOL 223L||HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY I LAB||1|
|COMR 103||SPEAKING AND LISTENING||3|
|MATH 101||INTRODUCTORY COLLEGE MATHEMATICS||3|
|Education Minor Courses (Below)||33|
|General Education: English||6|
|General Education: History||3|
|General Education: Humanities||6|
|General Education: Social Science 1||3|
|EPER 106L||MARTIAL ARTS AND SELF-DEFENSE||1.0|
|EPER 110L||WEIGHT TRAINING||1.0|
|EPER 119L||WALKING FOR FITNESS||1.0|
|EPER 121L||AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING||1.0|
|EPER 124L||TAI CHI||1.0|
|EPER 125L||SNOW SPORTS||1.0|
|EPER 126L||PERSONAL FITNESS||1.0|
|EPER 208L||YOGA II||1.0|
|EPER 102||MOUNTAIN ORIENTATION||2.0|
|EPER 104||DESERT ORIENTATION||2.0|
|EPER 105||CANYON ORIENTATION||2.0|
|EPER 112L||ROCK CLIMBING||1.0|
|EPER 113L||WHITEWATER BOATING||1.0|
|EPER 114L||BASIC MOUNTAINEERING TECHNIQUES||1.0|
|EPER 118L||FLY FISHING||1.0|
|EPER 120L||INTRODUCTION TO SEARCH AND RESCUE||1.0|
|EPER 249||CHALLENGE COURSE LEADERSHIP||2.0|
Specific Requirements for Secondary & K-12 Education/Minor
The student must complete an appropriate major and the following Education courses:
|Select one of the following:|
|PSYC 151||HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 1||3|
|or PSYC 251||CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE|
|or PSYC 342||EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY|
|ED 202||FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION||3|
|ED 280||EDUCATIONAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY 2||3|
|ED 301||FRAMEWORKS OF TEACHING (Admission to Education is completed in this course)||4|
|RDG 435||CONTENT AREA LITERACY 3, 5||4|
|Special Methods in Education Areas (Prerequisites - Admission to Education) 5, 6||4|
|ED 412||TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS 4, 5||3|
|ED 485||CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN EDUCATION||1|
|ED 488||STUDENT TEACHING SECONDARY||12|
|or ED 489||STUDENT TEACHING K-12|
|Total Credits 3||37-40|
Music Education students may complete MUS 103 MUSIC AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY I (1.00 c.h.) and MUS 306 TECHNOLOGY FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS (2.00 c.h.) for ED 280 EDUCATIONAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY (3.00 c.h.).
English/Language Arts student must also complete RDG 355 LINGUISTICS FOR EDUCATORS (3.0 c.h.)
GPA of 2.6 required
English/Language Arts student must also complete ED 447 TEACHING ENGLISH IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (4.00 c.h.)
EXPER Physical Education K-12 Students are required to:
- Complete a concentration of study with a cumulative GPA of 2.60 or higher;
- Complete a minor in Education with a C or better in each course;
- Complete MATH 101 with at least a C or better;
- Complete a satisfactory background check with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation;
- Complete an education portfolio.
- Successfully pass the Physical Education PRAXIS exam and student teaching;
- Earn a 2.0 overall GPA to enroll in 300 or 400 level courses in the department;
- Earn a minimum grade of a “C” in all prerequisite and major courses;
- Repeat prerequisite and major courses with a grade of “D” or lower until a grade of “C” or higher is achieved; and
- Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in required English and speech communication courses.
- Earn at least 123 credit hours with at least 40 upper division credits.
- Successfully complete an internship or field experience course.
- Submit a graduation contract by the deadline the semester of graduation.
See the School of Education Webpage for a full explanation of the above criteria.
Disclaimer: The Planning Sheet is designed as a guide for student's planning their course selections. The information on this page provides only a suggested schedule. Actual course selections should be made with the advice and consent of an academic advisor. While accurately portraying the information contained in the college catalog, this form is not considered a legal substitute for that document. Students should become familiar with the catalog in effect at the time in which they entered the institution.
Note: Students completing a major in EXPER with a concentration in Physical Education K-12 Teacher Preparation are required to complete a minor in Education and meet all other requirements outlined by the Teacher Education Program.
*COMR 103 is required for admission into Teacher Education Program.
|COMR 103||Speaking and Listening||3|
|ENG 101||Rhetoric & Writing I (GT-CO1)||3|
|EPER 101||Intro to EXPER||2|
|Elective Must be one of the following: EPER 102, 103, 104, 105,106L, 108L, 109L, 110L, 119L, 120L, 121L, 123L, 124L, 125L, 127L, 128L, 174L, 175L, 205L, 208L, 249||1|
|ED 202||Foundations of Education||3|
|ENG 102||Rhetoric & Writing II (GT-CO2)||3|
|EPER 162||Personal Health||3|
|EPER 162L||Personal Health Lab||1|
|PSYC 151||Human Development (GT-SS3)||3|
|AT 232||First Aid||2|
|AT 260||Injury/Illness Care and Prevention||3|
|BIOL 223||Human Physiology and Anatomy I (GT-SC2)||3|
|BIOL 223L||Human Physiology and Anatomy I Lab (GT-SC1)||1|
|EPER 233||History & Principles of Physical Education & Rec||2|
|MATH 101||Introductory College Mathematics (GT-MA1)||3|
|Elective Must be one of the following: EPER 146L, 176L, 246L, 276L||1|
|ED 280||Educational Media and Technology||3|
|ED 301||Frameworks of Teaching||4|
|EPER 243||Methods of Rhythmic Activities||2|
|EPER 245||Motor Learning and Development||3|
|EPER 343||Research and Statistics||3|
|EPER 347||Methods of Fitness Instruction||1|
|EPER 222||Behavior Facilitation||3|
|EPER 344||Exercise Physiology||3|
|EPER 344L||Exercise Physiology Lab||1|
|EPER 345||Methods of Physical Activities & Games I||2|
|EPER 470||Methods of Coaching||3|
|RDG 435||Content Area Literacy||4|
|EPER 346||Methods Physical Activities & Games II||2|
|EPER 461||Managing Programs in EXHPR||3|
|EPER 465||Adapted Physical Education||3|
|EPER 349||Methods of Outdoor PE & Sustainability||2|
|AT 323||Functional Exercise Training||2|
|EPER 348||Methods of Individual and Dual Sports||3|
|EPER 351||Methods of Teaching Elem Physical ED||3|
|EPER 478||Methods of Secondary Physical Education||3|
|ED 485||Capstone Seminar in Education||1|
|ED 489||Student Teaching K-12||12|