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Physical Education Teaching

Vision: Our vision is to prepare caring and professionally competent teachers who feel called to lifelong commitments to leadership, learning, and service.

Mission: Through selfless service, excellence, learning, and leadership, the mission of the Physical Education program at Carson-Newman is to educate students to become ethical, knowledgeable, and innovative learners who will preserve a successful ministry within the teaching and sport community in the 21st century.

Career Opportunities:  Students with a degree in Physical Education at Carson-Newman can be licensed to teach Physical Education in grades K-12, High School Wellness, and Middle School Health. Our degree plan allows students to get an additional license in K-12 Special Education or K-5 Elementary Education within the four years to graduation. Our graduates are also prepared for careers in the fields of coaching, group fitness, and youth programming.

Learning Goals: In order to promote physical literacy and a lifetime of healthful physical activity, our students will:

1. acquire and demonstrate content and pedagogical knowledge in:

a. a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

b. concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

c. the skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

d. personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

e. the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

2. provide appropriate physical, cognitive, social, and emotional support to impact a diverse student population

3. demonstrate group management and motivation skills to create a safe, respectful, and positive learning environment.

4. implement developmentally appropriate instructional strategies in recognition of students’ diverse backgrounds, abilities, learning styles, personalities, and interests.

5. understand the impact and necessity of assessment to measure student learning and plan for effective instruction.

6. pursue lifelong learning through reflection, professional development, research, and leadership..

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