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Physical Education Major - Physical Education K-12 Teacher Certification


UW-Superior education programs are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to fulfill licensure requirements for the state of Wisconsin.  If you seek licensure in a state other than Wisconsin, please see the UW-Superior Institutional Certification web page for further information and assistance. 

60 total credits

The Physical Education Major, K-12 Licensure program, follows the teacher certification policies and guidelines established by the UW-Superior Teacher Education Program. HHP 110 Introduction to HHP Majors/Minors, helps students interested in the program to understand its requirements. Upper-level courses are then required in both departments.

Students seeking K-12 teacher certification are required to take selected courses in Physical Education and Teacher Education in a prescribed sequence. It is critical the sequence be followed. Taking courses out of sequence or missing required courses can result in significant delay in completing degree requirements. See your advisor for information on the program requirements and a suggested four-year plan.

*Certification in Lifeguarding and WSI is highly recommended (HHP 312 Aquatic Safety/Lifeguard Training/HHP 413 Water Safety Instructor (WSI))

Required Activity Courses
HHP 150Invasion, Striking and Field Activities in PE2.00
HHP 151Target, Net and Wall Activities in PE2.00
HHP 152Invasion, Striking and Field Activities in PE II2.00
HHP 153Target, Net and Wall Activities in PE II2.00
HHP 133Social and Square Dance3.00
HHP 203Group Fitness1.00
Select one of the following:1.00
Level IV & V (Intermediate) American Red Cross Certification & Basic Water Safety
Aquatic Safety/Lifeguard Training
Level VI,VII Advanced Swimming (ARC) and Emergency Water Safety
Lifeguard Training Instructor
Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
HHP 233Elementary School Human Performance Activities-Children's Games3.00
HHP 235Children's Rhythms & Tumbling3.00
Required Professional Theory Courses
HHP 110Introduction to HHP Majors/Minors1.00
HLTH 158Responding To Emergencies and Safety Education2.00
HHP 252Introduction into Sports and Exercise Medicine2.00
HLTH 264Human Structure & Function3.00
HLTH 265Human Structure & Function3.00
HHP 282Introduction to Physical Assessment and Exercise Evaluation1.00
HHP 321Introduction to Teaching Adapted Physical Education2.00
HHP 332Motor Learning3.00
HHP 339Methods and Curriculum In Teaching Secondary Physical Education3.00
HHP 340Organization and Administration of Human Performance, Health & Athletics3.00
COAC 341Principles and Theory of Coaching2.00
HHP 362Kinesiology3.00
HHP 363Exercise Physiology3.00
HHP 421Adapted Physical Activity2.00
HHP 422Service Delivery Models in Adapted Physical Education1.00
HHP 435Methods and Curriculum in Teaching Elementary Physical Education3.00
HHP 438Measurement and Evaluation for Human Performance2.00
COAC 456Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology2.00
HHP 497Senior Capstone Experience0.00
Professional Education Required Courses
Teacher certification requirements, including student teaching/internship, are also in place for this major.
Orientation to Teacher Education (1 CREDIT)
Introduction to Education (3 CREDITS)
Multicultural Education (3 CREDITS)
Teaching Experience Required Course
Student Teaching Residency (12 CREDITS)
Total Hours60.00