B.S. degree program in adolescence education: physical education teacher (all grades)
HEGIS code 0835
NYS SED program code 26746

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Program/Department Advisers

Office Hours
Blitzer, Laura Physical Education Teacher co- Advisor 718.951.5000 x3768 2414 James Hall laurablitzer @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Email for appointments
George, Lyn-Donna Undergraduate advisor 718.951.5000 x3771 2608 James Hall lyn-donna.george62 @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Email for appointments


Undergraduate Physical Education Teacher Education candidates are required to take courses in the following areas: skills & practice teaching physical activities and fitness, teaching methods, foundations of education, anatomy & physiology and exercise science classes that emphasize health and human movement. In the early senior year, student complete comprehensive field experiences and in the final semester, must complete student teaching with experiences at both elementary school and secondary levels. The program is designed in collaboration with the Departments of Secondary Education and Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education, and in cooperation with the liberal arts and sciences faculties. Community partnerships with local schools and other organizations support our students developing the knowledge and proficiencies needed to work with New York City's racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse student populations. Graduates of our physical education teacher education program make up a large percentage of the faculty in Brooklyn's physical education departments.

Students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 to declare a major in Physical Education - Teacher Education. Students must maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 to remain a major in the program. Physical Education - Teacher Education majors must have a grade point average of 3.0 or greater in required Department of Kinesiology coursework to graduate. Physical Education Teacher Education majors must also meet all Education requirements to register for education classes and to be admitted as a teacher education candidate. See requirements for details.

Adolescence education (grades 7-12) and special subject programs are writing intensive.

This program reflects changes in teacher certification requirements recently implemented by the New York State Education Department. Degree programs in adolescence education and in special subjects include a major in an appropriate department of the college. Completion of a special subjects program as part of a major in physical education qualifies students to apply for New York State initial certification in special subjects - physical education for all grades (K-12).

Program Requirements (76-78 credits)

Kinesiology 1120#, 3000, 3010, 3020, 3030, 3040, 3050, 3060, 3080, 3001, 3105, 3110, 3290, 3295, 3402, 4004, 4200W, 4250, 4410, 4412.
Secondary Education 2001 or Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education 2001.
Secondary Education 2002 or Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education 2002.
Secondary Education 3401
Secondary Education 3456

# Competency in swimming
Competency may be demonstrated by any of the following:
(i) Completion of Kinesiology 1120 Swimming
(ii) Successful completion of the departmental swimming test. Consult the department office for details and dates.
(iii) Current Red Cross certification as Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor

% Physical Education Teacher Education students enrolled in Kinesiology 3000 will secure fingerprint clearance needed for field work in program classes.

@Students must have a tk20 - e-folio account for submission of Student teaching materials in Kinesiology 4410 and 4412.
Admission requirements and academic standing for Teacher Education
Students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences to take:
Secondary Education 2001 or Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education 2001.
Secondary Education 2002 or Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education 2002.
Secondary Education 3401.
Secondary Education 3456.
Kinesiology 3402.
Kinesiology 4410 and 4412.

Upon exit from the program, candidates will qualify to participate in the NYS directed certification process including EAS and CST exams and the edtpa portfolio.