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 (120 hours)
Kinesiology (K-12 Physical Education Licensure) BS Semester Guide
Availability: Hattiesburg Campus
Program Academic Policies and Requirements:
Licensure: This program is designed to meet the licensure requirements of the State of Mississippi Department of Education. Students who plan to complete this program should consult the Teacher Education Program Requirements for program admission, progression, and teacher candidacy requirements.
Accreditation: The physical education (K-12) licensure program is a member of the University Professional Education Unit, which is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and is nationally recognized by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America).