Physical Education Teacher Licensure Program
The physical education teacher licensure program at Springfield College emphasizes physical education as essential learning that works with classroom learning to holistically educate each child. Throughout the four-year program, students put their classroom learning to work in practical experience in public schools. Students take a range of education courses for teachers. Upon completion, students are eligible to apply for physical education initial licensure for grades PreK to 12.
The program prepares a student to become a teacher of physical education, uniquely equipped to apply personal and professional knowledge in school settings. Initial involvement and hands-on experiences with school students begins in the first academic year, and continues in public and private sectors throughout the four-year program.
Springfield College students are be actively engaged in the principles and methods of teaching, while receiving in-depth exposure to movement concepts and fundamental motor patterns, physical education activities for children, and outdoor adventure activities. Physical activity skill requirements also include courses in traditional sport skills.
The physical education teacher licensure program is designed to help the student complete the movement and sport studies (physical education) major and meet all requirements set by the physical education teacher licensure program. Upon completion, the student will be licensed to teach physical education for grades PreK to 12.
Download the Physical Education Teacher Licensure Program Requirement Sheet(.doc)
|For additional information contact: |
Kathy Mangano, Ed.D.
Phone: (413) 748-3147
For information regarding teacherlicensure, contact:
Linda C. Davis-Delano, Ph.D.
Director of Educator Preparation and Licensure
Phone: (413) 748-3155
Review teacher licensure program information here.
|For general admissions information, contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 343-1257.|
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