Kinesiology: Teacher Certification, BS

for the Bachelor of Science Major in Kinesiology, Teacher Certification Concentration


Application to the Teacher Licensure curriculum is made at the end of the sophomore year. Admission depends on meeting minimum grade point average requirements. Students must pass an Illinois-approved test of basic skills prior to student teaching. Approved tests consist of the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)1, ACT or SAT with approved scores.  In order to remain in good standing in this program and be recommended for licensure, candidates are required to maintain UIUC, cumulative, and content area grade point averages of 2.5 (A=4.0), and a professional education grade point average of 3.0. Candidates should consult their advisor or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grade point averages. In addition, candidates must receive a B- or higher in KIN 360, KIN 361, KIN 362, KIN 363, KIN 364, and KIN 460, and meet professional standards of scholarship, ethics, and responsibility as evaluated by the Physical Education Area of Specialization Committee. In addition, students must complete all professional education and content-area courses with a grade of C- or better for licensure.

In addition to the General Education requirements for all Kinesiology undergraduates, the teacher licensure requirements for students in all curricula, and the Kinesiology core requirements, students pursuing licensure to teach physical education (K-12) must include the following courses in the elective kinesiology, correlate area studies, and free electives areas:

Required Electives and Correlate Area Studies
KIN 360Adapted Physical Education3
KIN 361Curriculum in Grades K-63
KIN 362Curriculum in Grades 7-123
KIN 363Instructional Strategies in PE3
KIN 364Exper in the Common School3
KIN 401Measure & Eval in Kinesiology3
KIN 460Technology & Pedagogical KINES3
KIN 260Teaching Activities I3
KIN 261Teaching Activities II2
CI 473Disciplinary Literacy2
EPS 201Foundations of Education3
EPSY 201Educational Psychology3
EDPR 438Educational Practice in Special Fields8
EDPR 442Educational Practice in Secondary Education8