The mission of the education program 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 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.
"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, Physical Education alum, Teacher Education (K-12)
What can I do with this degree?
High school coach
The School of Education & Behavioral Studies is well-known throughout Florida and
as such, has established solid partnerships with school districts and other organizations
for meaningful hands-on student teaching and clinical opportunities. Our Christ-centered
approach to teaching and learning will deepen your outlook on your chosen profession
and the impact you can have on others. And our innovative range of programs, from
education to athletic training, results in a dynamic range of students learning together
and collaborating daily.
Features of our distinguished education and behavioral studies programs:
Experience an education grounded in the liberal arts with a Christian perspective.
Engage in hands-on learning through off-campus internships in various health and education-related fields.
Discover undergraduate research opportunities with HHP faculty
Develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in the exercise science field.
Students may seek Florida certification after the following steps are completed: