Phys Ed Teacher Ed
The Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Program at Illinois State has a longstanding history of preparing outstanding educators for our K-12 schools. Upon graduation, students are qualified to apply for Illinois certification and are eligible to teach in public and private schools, kindergarten through twelfth grade.
The mission of the Physical Education Teacher Education program is to develop graduates who recognizethe importance of ongoing professional development and have the ability to deliver a developmentally appropriate curriculum to diverse student populations. By effectively delivering an appropriate curriculum, our graduates will positively impact their students by enabling them to develop skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to pursue healthy, active lifestyles.
The PETE Program at Illinois State University is accredited by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Teacher candidates enroll in courses linking current educational theories and research to “real-world” applications in the K-12 schools. Course work includes, but is not limited to: instructional strategies, motor development, elementary and secondary curricula, assessment in physical education, and adapted physical education. Several pedagogy oriented activity classes are also required.