Teacher Education: Kinesiology - Physical Education (K-12)

College of Applied Health Sciences


What is Teacher Education: Kinesiology - Physical Education (K-12)?

This program will certify you to teach physical education in grades kindergarten through 12. It emphasizes real work experience, including student teaching. By integrating what you learn in the university classroom with your experiences at local schools, you'll gain the skills necessary to effectively educate the next generation.

If you’re interested in this program, you’ll apply to our Kinesiology major. This major studies human movement. Example courses include exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, and motor learning. Once you've completed your core Kinesiology courses and general education requirements, you’ll apply into the Teacher Education program. This usually happens at the end of your sophomore year.

Career Options

  • Teaching

Post-Graduation Success1

85% employed or continuing education

45% employed after graduation

39% attending graduate school

1% volunteering

$40,577 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Cerner Corporation, Carle Foundation Hospital, Medline Industries View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University View All

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Demonstrated understanding of the major and career options
  • Commitment to activities, employment, or community involvement and/or leadership experiences

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

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Annual Program Costs3

Tuition has not yet been determined for this program.

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