This major satisfies the endorsement for health/fitness.
The school health education major is a lively and dynamic major that will prepare you to teach health in the secondary schools. Additionally, with the inclusion of required physical education courses, students will acquire a state certified endorsement in health/fitness that will also prepare you to teach K-12 physical education in the schools.
Application Requirements and Procedure
Students wanting to major in school health education need to meet with Dr. Ken Briggs in the Physical Education building, room 108
As a school health education major you also need to make application for admission to the teacher education program during your sophomore or junior year. Application packets are located in Black Hall 228. Remember you must have a minimum 2.8 grade point average over your last 45 credits for conditional acceptance. Students taking this major are required to complete
the professional education program requirements offered through the education department.
As teacher education majors, no grade less than a C is allowed for any course in your major (endorsement area) or in your teacher education program. Also, in order to student teach you must have a 3.0 GPA for the last 45 graded credits or overall accumulative.
Students should keep in mind that HED 230 is the introductory professional preparation course and must be taken prior to HED 345. HED 345 needs to be completed prior to HED 422. HED 422 must be taken one or two quarters prior to student teaching. HED 445 must be taken the quarter before student teaching.
(NOTE: Students seeking a B.A. degree must complete one year college/university study or two years high school study of a single foreign language.)