Physical Education & Health Teaching Certification

The dual physical education and health teaching certification program prepares majors for careers in teaching in the public schools in grades K-12. Students pursuing teacher certification must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program and follow the professional sequence.

The department has specific requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program. These include maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in health and physical education major courses (PEMJ, HPEM, and HLTH) and a 2.75 GPA overall. In addition, transfer students need to complete a minimum of 6 semester hours in physical education courses at Montclair State University to be eligible to apply to the Teacher Education program.