Teacher Education

The undergraduate teaching major prepares students to teach physical education from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The program emphasizes such topics as fitness and wellness development and assessment, motor development, anatomy/physiology, scientific techniques in observing and analyzing skill performances, as well as a thorough preparation in teaching methods.

Most semesters students participate in practicum experiences with Pre K-12 students. The use of technology in physical education is another area of emphasis. The program has high expectations for our students and expects them to be engaged in the major while becoming expert teachers at all levels and in all contexts.

The Ball State Physical Education Teaching Major Program provides an outstanding preparation for students as evidenced by a passing rate of 100% by our students on the National Teaching Exam (PRAXIS II).

For more information contact Shannon Dieringer.

School of Physical Education, Sport, & Exercise Science
Health and Physical Activity Building (HP), Room 360
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8746
Fax: 765-285-8254