BS in Physical Education
Students who complete this major will have a broad background in the content knowledge, theoretical knowledge, and applied knowledge of physical education. Students will be well-positioned to apply for graduate studies in related fields or get a variety of fitness-oriented jobs working in educational and community settings. Students entering the B.S. in Physical Education major are automatically enrolled in the Physical Activity in Educational Settings concentration. Students who wish to pursue P-12 teacher certification must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.
Physical Education major, Physical Activity in Educational Settings (B.S.)
This concentration contains all elements of the Teacher Certification program, without the teacher education sequence. It provides students with a core of physical education and health courses and required general education courses for students interested in applying to Teaching Certification in Physical Education and Health.
Students who complete this program/concentration will have a broad background in the theories and applications of physical education. Students will be well-positioned to apply for graduate studies in a related field or a variety of fitness-oriented / service-oriented jobs working in educational and community settings.
Physical Education major with Teacher Certification in Health and Physical Education (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.S.)
Montclair State University’s Teacher Education Program is one of the most highly-regarded teacher preparation programs in the country. It has been consistently recognized both nationally and regionally for its unique features, including its structure, partnerships, and curricular emphases. The program is considered a model for other colleges and universities and has continuously been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.
The Teacher Education Program’s professional course sequence and field experiences emphasize teaching for critical thinking and culturally responsive teaching. The undergraduate program reflects a balance of a liberal education and professional preparation by combining rigorous general education, subject matter specialization, and professional training. The professional component for both undergraduates and graduate students addresses four broad areas:
- Student development and learning
- The classroom and the school
- The curriculum
- Effective teaching skills
Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.
120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and Major GPA. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.