The following admission and retention policies are outlined in the undergraduate catalog:

Teaching programs require additional courses in educational methods. See the Department of Educational Studies and Teachers College for the descriptions of these courses and other professional requirements. In addition, teaching majors must complete all Decision Point requirements.

Health and Physical Education Teacher Education—Decision Point Requirements

Decision Point 1:

  • PEP 161 - satisfactory dispositions; C or better 
  • HSC 160 - C or better
  • creation of online portfolio
  • fitness test - associated with fitness/activity (PEP 161)
  • demonstrate adequate swim skills or take AQUA 214/215

Decision Point 2:

  • CASA passed
  • overall GPA of 3.0 in at least 45 hours
  • GPA of 2.75 in major
  • HSC 290 - satisfactory dispositions; C or better
  • PEP 209, 227, 291 satisfactory dispositions; C or better
  • fitness test - associated with fitness/activity (PEP 252)
  • C or better in 100/200 professional education courses (EDMU 205 and EDPS 250)
  • C or better in COMM 210
  • approval of application for admission in teaching curriculum
  • declaration of teaching major via Degree Works
  • satisfactorily complete second level of portfolio review

Decision Point 3:

  • overall GPA of 3.0 in at least 93 hours
  • GPA of 3.0 in major
  • completion of Writing Proficiency Program
  • within 9 hours of completion of content courses
  • satisfactorily complete third level of portfolio review
  • meet fitness testing requirements (PEP 399)
  • portfolio - plan, delivery, reflection, and leadership potential
  • HSC 295, 363, 395- satisfactory dispositions; C or better
  • HSC 261, 467, and FCFN 240- C or better
  • PEP 310, 394, 399,400 satisfactory dispositions; C or better
  • lesson plan (HSC 295, PEP 394/399)
  • assessment (PEP 310)
  • evidence of CPR certification

Decision Point 4 (after student teaching):

  • satisfactorily completion of student teaching portfolio review
  • overall GPA of 3.0
  • GPA of3.0 in major
  • complete all degree requirements
  • current state license testing requirements (content and pedagogy)
  • exit interview/survey

Approval from student teaching supervisor and University supervisor for graduation.