PEMJ 558: The Teaching of Physical Education
The Teaching of Physical Education is a comprehensive methods course for graduate students who are applying for teacher certification in physical education. This capstone course is usually the last course that is taken as part of their physical education work program. It presents the theory and teaching of physical education in both elementary and secondary schools as these students enter into their field experiences. Topics include curriculum development, effective teaching strategies, styles of teaching preparation of a yearly curriculum calendar, unit and lesson plans, classroom management and discipline, and describing and analyzing student and teacher behaviors and teacher reflection. In addition, students will develop an action research project to further investigate an area of the teaching of Physical education in which they wish to improve.
Prerequisites: An undergraduate course in movement education for elementary schools; Acceptance to the Graduate School.