Apr 23, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Secondary Education-Physical Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)


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75 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours

Physical Education majors help children develop fundamental motor skills that lead to the promotion of healthy lifestyles and positive attitudes toward lifelong physical activity. In addition, physical educators commonly serve as coaches for interscholastic sports. There are unique requirements associated with teacher certification and licensure that are standard across the Teacher Education program. Please see Admission to Teacher Education for details.

Secondary Education Core (40 hours)


Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program to enroll in following courses and earn C or better before admission to Student Teaching (Note: INED 211, EDFN 475, SPED 100, and EPSY 200 may be taken prior to being admitted to Teacher Education Program).

Note:


A student must have a CGPA of 2.6 to co-register for EDFN 338  and PE 296 , and a CGPA of 2.7 to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

Must be admitted into Teacher Education to be enrolled in courses in junior year and beyond.

Teacher candidates submit an application for student teaching/residency in December if planning on student teaching in the upcoming fall, or in April if planning on student teaching the following spring. Prior to student teaching, students must have all major/minor coursework completed, and a 2.7 cumulative and major GPA. All coursework in the major/minor must be completed with a “C” or better.

Four-Year Program Guides and Costs


USD encourages students to take 15 credits per semester or 30 credits within the year in order to graduate in 4 years. To help students complete their academic degree program in four years, we provide a sample academic plan. Please work with your academic advisor to confirm your plan. 

Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Students will interact with other students and evaluate the effort put into team tasks, interactions with others, and the quantity and quality made to team discussions.
  2. Students will design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.
  3. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them.
  4. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking.
  5. Students will engage in purposeful, ongoing learning activities that improve their knowledge, skills and competence in their personal and professional lives.

Courses or Programs Leading to Professional Licensure or Certification


The University of South Dakota as of July 1, 2020, cannot confirm whether any particular course or program meets educational prerequisites for professional licensure or certification in states other than South Dakota. If you are planning to apply for licensure/certification in a state other than South Dakota after completion of your program, contact the academic department offering your major or CDE at 605.658.6152 or by email at cde@usd.edu. USD is working to comply with these requirements and will provide up-to-date information as it becomes available.

If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference the State Authorization webpage below.

Information about State Authorization & Professional Licensure

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