ESHE 210: Introduction to Teaching K-12 Physical Education
Prerequisite: 15 semester hours completed
Credit Hours: (2) One hour lecture; two hours laboratory
Teacher candidates will gain an understanding of the history, philosophy, sociology, and current models of teaching physical education. The course provides an overview of the teacher licensure process for health and physical education in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
Comprehensive School Health Education
° Role of Physical Education and Health Education
° School Nutrition, School Counseling, School Nurse, etc.
° National Standards
National Association for Sport and Physical Education K-12 Content Standards
° State Standards
° Virginia Department of Education K-12 Standards of Learning (SOLs)
Historical Foundations of Physical Education
° Sport in the Ancient World
° Western Perspectives
° Influence of European Gymnastic Models
World Events and Physical Education in Schools
° World War I, II, etc.
° Role of Mandated Physical Fitness Testing
° President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport
National Events and Physical Education in Schools
° Economic Troubles
° No Child Left Behind
° Standardized Testing
° Chronic Diseases and Role of Physical Educators
° Childhood Obesity/Diabetes/Coronary Heart Disease/Smoking
Current Trends in Physical Education
° “Old PE” vs. “New PE”
° Integration of Academic Concepts
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
A variety of instructional methods including lecture, small group work, class presentations, case studies, email, the internet, and Student Management System help participants understand the philosophy and practical aspects of teaching current models in physical education.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
Goals, objectives, and assignments in this class address National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)/National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards, specifically:
° NASPE/NCATE Standard 1: Content Knowledge
° Physical education teachers understand physical education content and disciplinary concepts related to the development of a physically educated person.
Goals, objectives and assignments in this class address Virginia Department of Education Health and Physical Education (VDOE HPE) Licensure Standards, specifically:
° VDOE HPE Standard 1: Understanding of the knowledge, skills, and processes of health and physical education as defined in the Virginia Standards of Learning.
° VDOE HPE Standard4.d: Basic understanding of the administration of a health and physical education program, including its role in comprehensive school health.
° VDOE HPE Standard 7.a: Understanding of and ability to teach: The relationship between a physically active lifestyle and health.
° VDOE HPE Standard 7.b: Understanding of and ability to teach: The cultural significance of dance, leisure, competition, and sportsmanship.
The codes below refer to the above referenced NASPE/NCATE Standards and VDOE HPE Standards for beginning physical education teachers.
As a result of successfully completing this course, each teacher candidate will be able to:
● Locate and demonstrate knowledge of approved state and national content standards and local program goals (NASPE/NCATE 1.6; VDOE HPE 1).
● Demonstrate a basic understanding of comprehensive school health programs and identify key colleagues in the successful administration of high-quality physical education programs (VDOE HPE 4.d).
● Understand and critically analyze current physical education issues and laws based on a historical, philosophical, and sociological perspective (NASPE/NCATE 1.5).
● Express a personal teaching philosophy that is compatible with the Department of Exercise, Sport, and Health Education at Radford University (VDOE HPE 7.a).
● Summarize historical foundations and their impact of the future of teaching physical education (NASPE/NCATE 1.5).
● Summarize philosophical viewpoints and their impact on the future of teaching physical education (NASPE/NCATE 1.5).
● Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to teach the relationship between a physically active lifestyle and health (VDOE HPE 7.a).
● Demonstrate knowledge of key national and international events which directly impact (or have impacted) the teaching of physical education in K-12 schools (NASPE/NCATE 1.5).
● Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to teach the cultural significance of dance, leisure, competition, and sportsmanship (VDOE HPE 7.b).
The students are specifically assessed on the following items:
• Class participation in discussions and small group activities
• Weekly written responses to lectures and readings
• Quizzes and a final exam
Other Course Information
Review and Approval
11/20/08 Course Revised and submitted Jon Poole