Physical Education Teaching Option

Physical Education Teaching Education Program

The physical education teaching education program at Humboldt State University (HSU) offers a dynamic program where students build a strong understanding of legislation and how it guides assessment, student placement, behavior management, and pedagogical practices implemented to support each student at the K-12 grade levels.  HSU places a high interest in educating all students on culturally responsive pedagogy and equity for all practices within the classroom and our physical  education teaching education program follows these same beliefs.  Additionally, the program offers directed field-experience at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels where students will have the opportunity to conduct assessments, develop lesson plans, and provide instruction to a variety of students at each level. For those students interested in continuing their education, the HSU physical education teaching education program has been approved by the California Teaching Commission which allows a seamless transition for students interested in obtaining a single subject teaching credential (https://education.humboldt.edu/content/secondary-education).

A Career in Teaching

In 2017-2018 the California Department of Education reported that first year teachers within the California unified school districts earned (based on average daily attendance) between 43 and 51 thousand dollars (https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fr/sa/cefavgsalaries.asp). To allow students to stay in Humboldt County or return home the Secondary Education Department offers a face to face and online option for all students. The Humboldt County Office of Education provides services for over 30 school districts and many of our graduates have received job offers and begun their professional careers (https://hcoe.org/employment/).

Benefits of attending Humboldt State University

HSU is located in Northern California and surrounded by the National Redwood Forest and the Pacific Ocean. The program offers small class sizes and hands on learning experiences with students K-12 students currently placed in general physical education, as well as adapted physical education. Finally, each student at Humboldt State University will meet the institutional learning outcomes (https://policy.humboldt.edu/institutional-learning-outcomes-policy).

Those students interested in the physical education teaching education program should contact Dr. David Adams at (826-3557) or Dha13@humboldt.edu.

 

Additional Documents

Office of Registrar (https://registrar.humboldt.edu/registration/help)

Course Description (https://registrar.humboldt.edu/catalog/)

Class Schedule (https://registrar.humboldt.edu/class-schedule)

 

Interested in a minor in teaching physical education? Click this link.

 

Course Planning Form

Major Contract

MAP- Physical Education Teaching/Coaching

Credential Information/link to APE Program page

Career Resources