Bachelor of Arts in Education in Health & Physical Education/Elementary

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The BAE in Health and Physical Education at the elementary level prepares you to enter the world of teaching. When finished, you will be certified/endorsed to teach health and physical education to students in any grade in Washington State, as well as teaching in the elementary classroom. In addition to taking content-oriented classes, you’ll also take education classes in order to better understand the methods, theories, and strategies involved in teaching children.

For more information, or to declare your major, contact the Health and Physical Education program director, Dr. Carri Kreider, at ckreider@ewu.edu or 509.359.4707.

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MASTER OF EDUCATION IN HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The Master of Education program is a full master’s degree, designed for teachers who do not currently hold a master’s degree and wish to receive an endorsement in Health and Physical Education.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The graduate certificate is a shorter graduate-level program, designed for certificated teachers with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree who wish to receive an endorsement in Health and Physical Education.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Health and Physical Education/Elementary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

This major satisfies the endorsement for prek-12 (PE) and 6-12 (Health) and K-8 classroom (with additional elementary education certificate requirements).

Major Requirements–while in the Health and Physical Education Program, the student must:

  • attend all EWU Health and Physical Education Majors' meetings;
  • attend an advisor-approved Health/PE conference each year; 
  • be a member of a Health/PE professional organization (preferred is SHAPE, WA);
  • complete 40 hours of advisor-approved professional development per year;
  • take an average of 15–16 credits a quarter for more than 12 quarters;
  • successfully complete the program folio.

Grade Requirements

  • earn a minimum ≥B- in each required health and physical education course;
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA ≥2.8 in all university courses.
Elementary Education students must complete the required Elementary Education Core and the following courses.
Required Health and Physical Education Elementary Courses
HLED 193STANDARD FIRST AID AND SAFETY2
HLED 200ADMISSION TO HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION2
HLED 202INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH, WELLNESS AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING4
HLED 300AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMMING3
HLED 365TEACHING METHODS IN HEALTH4
HLED 372APPLIED NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL FITNESS3
HLED 475HUMAN SEXUALITY3
PHED 251MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING3
PHED 336INDIVIDUAL SPORTS2
PHED 337TEAM SPORTS2
PHED 340RHYTHMS AND GAMES2
PHED 341ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ACTIVITIES2
PHED 3426-12 OUTDOOR EDUCATION BASICS2
PHED 348ANATOMICAL/MECHANICAL KINESIOLOGY 4
PHED 350PHYSIOLOGICAL KINESIOLOGY4
PHED 365GENERAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION3
PHED 370SPORT AND CULTURE3
PHED 375ASSESSMENT IN HEALTH AND FITNESS3
PHED 452ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION4
Choose one of the following2-3
GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
PERSONAL TRAINING
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROLAB
Required Capstone
PHED 490
PHED 491
CAPSTONE IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION I
and CAPSTONE IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION II
4-5
Total Credits61-63

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who earn a B.Ed. in Health & Physical Education at EWU should be able to:

PLO1- demonstrate the knowledge and application of discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals;

PLO2- demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness as delineated in the WA State and National K–12 Standards;

PLO3- demonstrate the ability to plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state, and national standards to address the diverse needs of all students;

PLO4- demonstrate the ability to use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning;

PLO5- demonstrate the ability to utilize assessments and reflection to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions;

PLO6- demonstrate dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals.