Physical Education: Grades K-12
The mission of the Department of Education is to prepare highly competent pre-service elementary, secondary, and all-level teachers for diverse classrooms through academic and clinical experiences. A major in Physical Education: Grades K-12 will prepare you to teach physical education, wellness and fitness in primary, elementary or secondary schools.
Your Classes & Courses
At PBA, you'll:
You’ll learn from professors who have received several top awards for teaching and who have real-world experience teaching at all grade levels as well as at other universities. One professor is a certified trainer through Polar Electro, Inc., and has conducted numerous training programs for the company. Another has provided strength and conditioning services to The Bahamas’ national basketball program and Davis Cup tennis teams.
You benefit from PBA's partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County, the City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Department and various religious and private schools in the area.
You’ll also have internship opportunities at a variety of locations, both on campus and off campus, including:
Your program will also address the Sunshine State Standards, the Accomplished Practices, and the Florida Education Standards Commission's Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct and its ramifications, which leads to first-rate employment opportunities for you after graduation.
Speaking of PBA...
"My professors have been a great influence and a great help in developing the skills and knowledge that I need to be a successful physical educator."
Michael Fritz '13
Teacher Education (K-12)