Kinesiology Physical Education EC-12

Teacher Preparation Program Admission Requirements

Traditional Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program 

Applications for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program are accepted in September for the following spring semester and in February for the following fall semester.

  1. Application to program submitted through TK20, to include the following:
    • Disposition Survey
    • Code of Ethics Reflection Statement
    • Completed FERPA form
    • Payment of $35.00 application fee.
  2. Overall GPA of 2.80 or higher.
  3. Complete a writing sample and interview as a requirement for the application to the Teacher Preparation program.
  4. Completed hours in content area: Kinesiology EC - 12  certification candidates must have completed 12 semester hours in content area with no grade below "C".
  5. Advising from assigned faculty advisors in the Teacher Education program.

For Admission to Field-Based Co-Teaching Semester

  1. A Notice of Intent for Field-Based Co-Teaching semester submitted in TK20 in September for the following spring semester and in February for the following fall semester.
  2. Completion of  appropriate coursework.
  3. Minimum of 2.80 GPA overall; no grade below "C" in upper-division courses.

For Admission to the Clinical Co-Teaching Semester

  1. Successfully complete all program requirements.
  2. Successful completion of Field-Based Co-Teaching semester as determined by Chair of Teacher Education.
  3. Continuance of placement in K-12 clinical placement.
  4. Maintain 2.80 cumulative GPA ; no grade below "C" in upper-division courses.

Students should refer to their DegreeWorks degree audit in their Web for Students account for more information regarding their degree requirements.

Major Requirements
General Education Requirements42
KINE 1301Foundations of Kinesiology3
KINE 1302
KINE 1354Concepts of Physical Activity3
KINE 2350Physical Activity Skills I: Conditioning, Individual, and Dual Sports3
KINE 2351Physical Activity Skills II: Team Sports3
KINE 314Teaching Methods in Physical Education I3
KINE 315Teaching Methods in Physical Education II3
KINE 316Administration of Kinesiology and Sports Programs3
KINE 331Motor Development3
KINE 334Test and Measurement in Kinesiology3
KINE 343Exercise Physiology4
KINE 432Kinesiology and Biomechanics3
KINE 436Motor Skills for Special Populations3
HSCI 346Wellness and Holistic Health Practices3
PSY 325Sport Psychology3
or KINE 325 Exercise and Sport Psychology
Other Requirements:
BIOL 2401Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 2402Human Anatomy and Physiology II 14
MATH 1314College Algebra 13
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
College Physics I
and College Physics I Lab
4
PSYC 2301General Psychology 13
RDG 343Content Area Literacy Instruction for Secondary Students3
Professional Development:
ED 311Teaching and Learning for Social Change (EL)3
ED 321Foundations of Education for Secondary (EL)3
SPED 410Introduction to Individual with Exceptionalities3
Block 1:
ED 331Classroom and Behavior Management3
ED 495Field-Based Co-Teaching Semester3
Block 2:
ED 496Clinical Co-Teaching Semester (EL)3
ESL 472Instruction for English Language Learners3
Electives as needed to satisfy minimum degree requirements including 54 semester credit hours of upper division coursework or total semester credit hours
Minimum Hours for Degree120

NOTE: Minimum grade of "C" required for all Major, ED, SPED, RDG and Professional Development courses. 

Note: A minimum of 54 upper division hours (300 and 400 level courses) are required for this degree. Resident credit totaling 25% of the hours is required for the degree.  A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in three areas for graduation:  Overall GPA, Institutional GPA, and Major GPA.

Kinesiology Physical Education EC-12 4 Year Plan

Students should refer to their DegreeWorks degree audit in their Web for Students account for more information regarding their degree requirements.

First Year

FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301Composition I satisfies core curriculum 3
HIST 1301United States History I satisfies core curriculum 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture Core Curriculum Requirement3
MATH 1314College Algebra3
IS 1100University Foundations mandatory for FTIC students1
Fall Total Semester Credit Hours13
SpringSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1302Composition II satisfies core curriculum 3
or ENGL 2311 Technical Writing & Communication
KINE 1301Foundations of Kinesiology requires minimum grade of 'C' 3
HIST 1302United States History II satisfies core curriculum3
PSCI 2301American Government I: Federal & Texas Constitutions satisfies core curriculum3
COMM 1307Introduction to Mass Communication satisfies core curriculum 3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or COMM 1311 Introduction to Communication Studies
MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry (Only If needed as Prereq for PHYS 1301)3
Spring Total Semester Credit Hours15-18
Total First Year Semester Credit Hours28-31

Second Year

FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 2401Human Anatomy and Physiology I satisfies core curriculum 4
KINE 1354Concepts of Physical Activity requires minimum grade of 'C' 3
KINE 2350Physical Activity Skills I: Conditioning, Individual, and Dual Sports requires minimum grade of 'C' 3
PHYS 1301College Physics I satisfies core curriculum 3
PHYS 1101College Physics I Lab1
KINE 1302
Fall Total Semester Credit Hours17
SpringSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 2402Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
KINE 2351Physical Activity Skills II: Team Sports requires minimum grade of 'C' 3
PSCI 2302American Government II: Federal & Texas Political Behavior3
PSYC 2301General Psychology satisfies core curriculum 3
Creative Arts Core Curriculum Requirement3
Spring Total Semester Credit Hours16
Total Second Year Semester Credit Hours33

Third Year

FallSemester Credit Hours
ED 311Teaching and Learning for Social Change (EL) minimum grade of 'C' required3
ED 321Foundations of Education for Secondary (EL) minimum grade of 'C' required3
KINE 314Teaching Methods in Physical Education I minimum grade of 'C' required3
KINE 316Administration of Kinesiology and Sports Programs minimum grade of 'C' required3
KINE 334Test and Measurement in Kinesiology minimum grade of 'C' required3
Fall Total Semester Credit Hours15
SpringSemester Credit Hours
KINE 315Teaching Methods in Physical Education II3
KINE 331Motor Development minimum grade of 'C' required3
KINE 343Exercise Physiology4
SPED 410Introduction to Individual with Exceptionalities3
Spring Total Semester Credit Hours13
SummerSemester Credit Hours
HSCI 346Wellness and Holistic Health Practices minimum grade of 'C' required3
KINE 325Exercise and Sport Psychology minimum grade of 'C' required3
or PSY 325 Sport Psychology
Summer Total semester credit hours6
Total Third Year Semester Credit Hours34

 Fourth Year

FallSemester Credit Hours
ED 495Field-Based Co-Teaching Semester minimum grade of 'C' required3
ED 331Classroom and Behavior Management minimum grade of 'C' required3
RDG 343Content Area Literacy Instruction for Secondary Students minimum grade of 'C' required3
KINE 432Kinesiology and Biomechanics minimum grade of 'C' required3
KINE 436Motor Skills for Special Populations minimum grade of 'C' required3
Fall Total Semester Credit Hours15
SpringSemester Credit Hours
ED 496Clinical Co-Teaching Semester (EL) minimum grade of 'C' required3
ESL 472Instruction for English Language Learners3
Spring Total Semester Credit Hours6
Total Fourth Year Semester Credit Hours21
Minimum Semester Credit Hours for Degree120

NOTE: Minimum grade of "C" required for all Major, ED, SPED, RDG and Professional Development courses. 

Note: A minimum of 54 upper division hours (300 and 400 level courses) are required for this degree. Resident credit totaling 25% of the hours is required for the degree.  A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in three areas for graduation:  Overall GPA, Institutional GPA, and Major GPA.

Undergraduate Courses 

KINE 1301. Foundations of Kinesiology. 3 Hours.

This course explores the broad spectrum of kinesiology as an academic discipline, fundamental concepts of movement, and physical activity. Specifically, this course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of human movement and their relationship to fitness and activity. The class also introduces students to the subdisciplines of Kinesiology that relate to Sport Psychology/Sociology, Motor Behavior/Motor Learning, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Sport History, and Sport Pedagogy. The course is intended for entry-level students with career interests in human movement as it relates to motor performance, physical fitness, and sport-related activity.

KINE 1354. Concepts of Physical Activity. 3 Hours.

This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts of physical activity with a focus on the relationships of health, fitness, exercises, and athletic performance. Topics include information related to the need for continuing physical activity and its contribution to well-being, including procedures for assessing fitness levels in the various components of physical fitness and techniques used in developing physical fitness and optimal lifelong health and wellness among students. Physical activity is required.

KINE 2350. Physical Activity Skills I: Conditioning, Individual, and Dual Sports. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to develop the techniques for sports conditioning and fundamental skills used in teaching individual/dual sports, recreational, and physical fitness activities. This course also focuses on the various stages of game skills development for a variety of activities. Physical participation is required.

KINE 2351. Physical Activity Skills II: Team Sports. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to develop the techniques utilized in fundamental skills for team sports. Emphasis will be on developing the basic skills through observation, participation, and analysis of movement patterns appropriate for various skill levels. Students will be introduced to the basic skills of the selected team sports. Teaching considerations will be introduced throughout the semester regarding the instruction of team sports in physical education settings. Physical participation is required.

KINE 289. Individual Study. 1-4 Hours.

This course provides individual instruction. Students may repeat the course when topics vary.

KINE 314. Teaching Methods in Physical Education I. 3 Hours.

A study of the movement approach to teaching physical education to elementary children with emphasis on developing content and methodology, teaching theories, and practices related to the learning of children's movement skills are discussed. Contents include the scientific basis for motor skill performance, curricular organization, and pedagogical methodology related to the elementary school physical education program. Students will engage in pre-practicum experience with children in an on-campus setting, focusing on improving teaching strategies and curriculum and teaching material development. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing.

KINE 315. Teaching Methods in Physical Education II. 3 Hours.

This is a course designed to enable the student to learn the processes of movements and skill acquisition of students in middle/secondary schools. Using state standards, it provides information related to curriculum selection and implementation of middle/secondary public school physical education programs. Students will demonstrate competencies in presentations utilizing various instructional strategies. Prerequisite: KINE 314 and Junior/Senior standing.

KINE 316. Administration of Kinesiology and Sports Programs. 3 Hours.

This course provides students with an understanding of the complexity involved in sport facility, event, and program management. An integrated study of the administration of traditional and contemporary kinesiology and athletic programs will be discussed. Philosophies and principles of the administration of kinesiology and athletic programs are applied to important areas such as personnel policies, leadership, facilities, equipment, record keeping, finance, legal implications, and program promotion. Credit cannot be received for both KINE 316 and KINE 332. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.

KINE 325. Exercise and Sport Psychology. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to give students an introduction to the important issues within the field of sports and exercise psychology. Students will obtain knowledge of theories, concepts, and intervention techniques of sport and exercises psychology. Topics covered will include the history of sport psychology, behavioral principles, anxiety and motivation theory applied to sport, team dynamics, psychological skills training, the psychology of sport injury, and psychological factors that can affect performance in sport, physical education, and exercise settings. In addition, students will be taught about psychological strategies and techniques that can be applied to prevent or enhance the impact of psychological and emotional factors in an exercise and sport context. Prerequisite: Junior status or instructor approval.

KINE 331. Motor Development. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on human motor development including motor pattern characteristics, human growth, perceptual motor development, and fitness development across the lifespan. Socio-cultural influences on motor development will also be discussed. Theories and models of motor development are also featured in this course. Topics include physical factors that influence growth, maturation, and aging, process underlying perceptual-motor performance, and the interpretation and applications of motor research to human movement. The course will engage students through lecture, laboratory work, and problem-based learning activities. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

KINE 332. Program Development/Management in Fitness Industries. 3 Hours.

This course provides students with skills needed to develop, implement, and manage programs in fitness industry. Emphasis will be placed on the knowledge and strategies essential to the development of successful health and fitness programs. The course also provides an overview of the principles and practices of promotions and marketing in corporate, commercial, and institutional fitness industry. Topics include sport marketing planning, market segmentation, and identification of target market, motivational techniques, and administrative considerations. Cross-listed with KINE 316. Credit cannot be received for both KINE 316 and KINE 332. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

KINE 334. Test and Measurement in Kinesiology. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide students with the basic concepts in statistics, measurement, and evaluation in the physical education and exercise sciences. The course incorporates the application and interpretation of descriptive and inferential statistics for quantitative research, school grading, and children's fitness evaluation. Students will utilize computer based statistical programs for statistics analysis. In addition, knowledge of general considerations for test selection, construction, and evaluation will also be covered. The course will engage students through lecture and laboratory experiences. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

KINE 343. Exercise Physiology. 4 Hours.

This course studies physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic bouts of exercise with an emphasis on training techniques and enhanced physical performance. Topics include aerobic and anaerobic energy sources for muscular activity, physiology of muscle contraction, strength, and flexibility. The role of nervous system control of muscular activity will be explored along with pulmonary and circulatory physiology, gas exchange and transport, body composition, and weight control, as well as pediatric exercise physiology. Physiological effects of various physical activites on the human body will also be addressed. The course will engage students through lecture, laboratory experiences, and problem-based learning activities. Prerequisite: BIOL 2401 and Junior standing.

KINE 431. Introduction to Kinesiology Research Methods. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to familiarize students with major research methods that are applicable to health, physical education, and sports science. Research design, data collection, analysis, validity, research procedures, and report writing will be covered. The course satisfies both the laboratory requirement for sports science and physical education experience. Knowledge acquired in this course will assist students in understanding the nature of the research process and various types of research methods. Students will develop the skills necessary for conducting a research project in health, physical education, and sports science. The format of the course will be a mixture of lecture, discussion, reading, and writing. Students are expected to be able to use various research methods to successfully complete a small individual or group research project. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

KINE 432. Kinesiology and Biomechanics. 3 Hours.

This course will equip participants with knowledge of the essential mechanical concepts and principles that govern human movement within a context of physical education and sports science. Through lecture, laboratory experience, problem-solving activities, and other forms of learning in and outside the classroom, students will acquire practical biomechanical knowledge through the integration between the mechanical principles and the efficiency of human movement and interrelationships of biomechanics, musculoskeletal anatomy, and neuromuscular physiology. Prerequisite: BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402.

KINE 435. Exercise and Chronic Diseases. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to study individuals with chronic and acute health problems that interfere with participating in physical education and leisure activities. Special exercise testing and exercise program design/implementation considerations for individuals with common chronic diseases and disabilities will be discussed. Basic pathophysiologies of various chronic diseases will be explored and studied. Prerequisite: KINE 343.

KINE 436. Motor Skills for Special Populations. 3 Hours.

This is an experiential course designed to introduce students to the world of adapted physical activity, leisure, and sports for individuals with special needs. Students will gain an overview of the various sports, recreational, and physical activities available in kinesiology setting. Students will be introduced to the basic theoretical and practical knowledge for adapting activities/equipment appropriately to meet the unique needs of a variety of special populations. Principles, guidelines and strategies for motor skill, and activity instruction will be gleaned through hands-on participation, class discussions, and individual/group project. Practical considerations for conducting motor skills programs for individuals of all ages with disabilities will also be included.

KINE 437. Internship in Kinesiology (EL). 3 Hours.

The student internship is designed to help students to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in earlier stages of the program to the real-life workplace environment and requirements. As an important learning experience, students will be expected to engage in reflection and analysis on their internship experience with regard to kinesiology and sports science. The internship provides practical experience of the challenges faced in the workplace and will assist students in making decisions regarding their career path. The students and the university supervisors will develop a contractual agreement which provides for a minimum of 120 clock hours of specific learning experiences on or off campus. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

KINE 443. Exercise Testing and Prescription. 4 Hours.

This course provides the knowledge of how to assess aerobic capacity, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body fat, pulmonary function, and blood pressure and evaluate the results. Emphasis is placed on design and implementation of exercise programs for healthy and special popluations based upon appropriate screening and evaluation procedures. The application of both laboratory and field-based tests will be covered in lectures and laboratories. The theory and practice of designing individualized and group exercise prescription is covered. The course includes clinical observation and laboratory experiences. Prerequisite: KINE 343.

KINE 489. Individual Study. 1-4 Hours.

This course provides individual instruction. Students may repeat the course when topics vary.

ED 311. Teaching and Learning for Social Change (EL). 3 Hours.

This foundational education course explores the breadth of educational settings for students and the role the teacher plays in disrupting structural inequities and advancing justice in the classroom. Cultural, emotional, physical, intellectual, and learning differences are studied for their impact on learning abilities and educational opportunity. The course draws upon a framework of understanding that includes the 1) introduce and prepare sections of the teacher education learning cycle and 2) the four dimensions of equity. Students will apply educational theory to practical implementation of high leverage practices and consider how such practices enhance learning for all students. Students must be considered in their junior year and will be required to participate in 10 hours of field experiences and participate in practice-based learning opportunities to complete course requirements. This course integrates the principles of experiential learning and meets the criteria for field work.

ED 321. Foundations of Education for Secondary (EL). 3 Hours.

This course provides students seeking certification in grades 4-8 and 7-12 skills for designing instruction and assessment that promote a growth mindset and create a positive, productive classroom environment. Students will apply skills and knowledge in lesson and unit planning as well as content pedagogy specific to area of certification. Traditional as well as innovative technologies will be addressed. State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and End of Course Exams (EOC) effective content pedagogy will be emphasized in this course. This course integrates the principles of Experiential Learning and meets the criteria for field work.

ED 331. Classroom and Behavior Management. 3 Hours.

This course presents current strategies for classroom and behavior management including classroom procedures and expectations, organization of materials, and classroom space for optimum learner benefit. An emphasis will be placed on the high-leverage instructional practice, developing meaningful relationships. University students will engage in strategies that support equity for diverse and marginalized students and large diverse classrooms. Basic federal and state laws for all teachers, including teachers of students with disabilities (dyslexia, emotional/behavior disorders, autism), English as a Second Language (ESL) and other at-risk students will also be presented. This course will require university students to learn and practice strategies and techniques through authentic and interactive field experiences. Prerequisite: Admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program.

ED 403. Curriculum for Teaching Young Children. 3 Hours.

This course is an advanced level of teaching in early childhood classroom. Based upon completion of ECE 401 and 402, this course focuses contemporary theories from the field of early childhood education. Teacher candidates are expected to conceptualize theories and ideas for enhancing their teaching practices. Using early childhood educational approaches, lesson planning and teaching will be rehearsed. Topics include strategies for understanding young children; core principles and practices in early childhood education; pedagogical strategies for facilitating children to be active learners; creating a sense of community in the classroom; and family-school-community partnerships. Prerequisite: ECE 401.

ED 410. Clinical Practicum for Initial Certification. 6 Hours.

This course provides clincial experience in the public school setting as part of the alternative teacher certification programs. Clincial candidates participate in 72 complete instructional days in an assigned classroom with a Cooperating Teacher. A university field supervisor in conjunction with the Cooperating Teacher supervises the Clincial Teacher. Clinical Teachers and Cooperating Teachers participate in co-teaching throughout 15 weeks of placement. course is graded on a Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) basis for 6 SCH. Prerequisites: Admission to alternatve teacher certification program and completion of program requirements.

ED 434. Classroom Management and Teaching Strategies. 3 Hours.

This course examines teaching strategies such as exposition, demonstration, and inquiry. Also, students will study, observe, and demonstrate an understanding of various classroom management theories. A field experience component is required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program.

ED 435. Secondary Content Pedagogy. 3 Hours.

This course provides students seeking certification in grades 4-8 and 7-12 with pedagogical best-practices. Students will learn lesson planning, assessment, and available resources for their specific content area. Methods for accessing and processing information through traditional as well as new technologies will be addressed. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program.

ED 485. ACP Supervised Internship. 3 Hours.

This course provides Teacher Candidats who have accepted a position as a teacher of record in a local public school supervised experiences working under an Intern or Probationary Certificate. Students must successfully complete two semesters of this course for 6 SCH to be recommended for certification. A university field supervisor in conjunction with a mentor teacher supervises the intern. Course is graded on a Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) basis for 3 SCH. Prerequisite: Admission to alternative teacher certification program and completion of program requirements.

ED 486. Content Knowledge for EC-6 Educators. 3 Hours.

This course provides students seeking EC-6 certification with a greater understanding of English, Language Arts and Reading (ELAR), Math, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Health and Physical Education content knowledge as outlined by the EC-6 educator competencies.

ED 487. Strategies for EC-6 Educators. 3 Hours.

This course provides students seeking EC-6 certification instruction in research based instructional teaching strategies utilize in educating the diverse populations of students in public schools.

ED 489. Individual Study. 3 Hours.

This course provides individual instruction. Students may repeat the course when topics vary. Prerequisite: Requires a student contract approved by the instructor and dean.

ED 495. Field-Based Co-Teaching Semester. 3 Hours.

This course provided clinical experience in the public school setting as part of the field experience requirements for the undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program. The Teacher Candidate is required to spend six hours per week for 12 weeks in an assigned classroom. A university field supervisor in conjunction with the cooperating teacher supervises the Clincial Teacher. Block 1 is the first semester of the co-teaching assignment (2 semesters) in which the Teacher Candidate and Cooperating Teacher are considered co-teachers for the class. Course is graded on a Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) basis for 3 SCH. This course integrates the principles of experiential learning and meets the criterion for internship. Prerequisite: Met admission requirements to undergraduate field based placement guidelines.

ED 496. Clinical Co-Teaching Semester (EL). 3 Hours.

This course provided clinical experience in a public school setting as part of field experience requirements for the undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program. The Teacher Candidate is required to spend 72 complete instructional days in an assigned classroom. A university field supervisor in conjunction with the cooperating teacher supervises the Clinical Teacher. Block 2 is the second semester of the co-teaching assignment (2 semesters) in which Teacher Candidate and Cooperating Teacher are co-teachers for the public school class. Course graded on Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) basis for 3 SCH. This course integrates the principals of experiential learning and meets the criterion for internship. Prerequisite: successful completion of ED 495, continued acceptance in the public school classroom, and completion of program requirements.

ED 497. Special Topics. 3 Hours.

Instructors will provide an organized class designed to cover areas of specific interest. Students may repeat the course when topics vary. Prerequisite: None.

Faculty

Dr. Shihui Chen

Professor

Email: schen@tamut.edu

Dr. Jing Chen

Associate Professor

Email: jing.chen@tamut.edu