Traditionally, the teaching specialty of physical education was practiced by physical educators working with school-aged children in school-based settings or with adults in postsecondary institutional settings. Physical education teaching specialists are now applying pedagogical skills in nontraditional instructional settings such as sport-specific, community-based, or residential institutions, correctional facilities, sport camps, and other youth organizations. The K-12 physical education emphasis provides professional education undergraduates with experiences designed to guide candidates progressively toward becoming competent practitioners. Specifically, the student teaching experience (KIN 490/KIN 491) provides each teacher candidate with experience at two levels: elementary and middle/high school.
Kinesiology (K-12 Physical Education Licensure) BS Degree Requirements (122 hours)
Kinesiology (K-12 Physical Education Licensure) BS Semester Guide
Availability: Hattiesburg Campus
Program Academic Policies and Requirements:
Licensure: Students enrolling in teacher candidacy must also meet the requirements set forth by the Mississippi Department of Education. Students should consult Teacher Education Program Requirements for additional program admission, progression, and teacher candidacy requirements.
Accreditation: Physical Education (K-12) licensure is a member of the University's Professional Education Unit, which is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and is nationally recognized by the Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)