College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Physical Education (Grades K-12) and Health (Grades 5-12) Teaching Major (BA Traditional)

Students who complete this major and other state requirements are eligible to apply for a Minnesota teaching license for Physical Education (Grades K through 12) and Health (Grades 5 through 12).

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 30 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Introduction to Psychology (3)
Required Content Courses
KHS 300Applied Nutrition4
KHS 310Drug Education2
KHS 320Human Life Experience3
KHS 400Health Psychology4
KHS 420Program Administration2
KHS 436Motor Development, Control & Motor Learning4
KHS 473Biomechanics4
KHS 474Exercise Physiology4
Required Education Courses
ED 201Foundations of and Introduction to Education3
ED 330Human Diversity and Relations2
ED 336Educational Psychology3
ED 333Methods in Teaching Elementary Physical Education (Grades K-5)3
ED 337Methods in Teaching Middle School and Secondary Physical Education (Grades 6-12)3
ED 344The Effective Teacher3
ED 371Teaching Practicum3
ED 410Health Methods and Strategies3
ED 439The Inclusive Classroom2
ED 481Introduction to Developmental Adapted Physical Education2
ED 487Reading Across the Content Areas3
ED 472Student Teaching15
Total Credits72

Each state has different requirements for professional licensure and certifications. CSP’s educator preparation programs are designed specifically to prepare students for licensure in Minnesota, but are not approved by any other state licensing boards for licensure in those states. CSP is unable to determine whether its teacher preparation programs would meet the educational requirements for licensure in other states.  Students who want to work in a state other than Minnesota should contact the state licensing board in their state before enrolling in the program.  Please see the contact information for teacher licensing boards here