Explore A Career That Enables You To Make A Difference Every Day In Children’s Physical Health And Well-Being.
Lack of activity is a key part of the obesity epidemic. Our program teaches you how to make learning enjoyable for your students, and how to engage all students in health and physical education using a focus on games and technology such as pedometers and heart rate monitors.
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Shenandoah University’s Division of Education & Leadership prepares practitioner-leaders by offering programs of study that conform to the following principles: practicing in a spirit of collaboration; thoughtful examination of the foundations, current contexts and future possibilities of the fields of study; encouraging proactive, problem-centered philosophies of educational and professional practice; producing graduates who will be knowledge-driven, competent decision-makers whose thinking is informed by reflective practice; and preparing caring, capable and reflective teachers, administrators, human services and public sectors practitioners.
Our master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs are unique in their emphasis on the application of theory to real-world problems and lived experiences. Administration and Supervision Licensure and Teacher Education Licensure programs have each earned accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Career and Salary Possibilities
Earnings for Physical Education teachers can range from $36,000 to $48,000 depending on the school district you serve.
The Career Services Office provides a comprehensive range of services and resources to assist Shenandoah students in their career search. Services offered include resume and cover letter building, mock interviews, and professional dining etiquette workshops.
Students who complete the Kinesiology major and also complete the professional education courses listed below, in addition to specific general studies requirements, may qualify for licensure in the area of Health and Physical Education PK-12.
|PSY 222||Lifespan Development||3|
|EDU 310||The Teaching Profession||3|
|KNS 262||Instructional Strategies for Team Sports||3|
|KNS 322||Motor Development||3|
|KNS 370||Measurement and Evaluation in PE||3|
|KNS 481||Adapted Physical Education||3|
|KNS 490||PE Curriculum||3|
State Requirements For Teacher Licensure
Students preparing to be teachers are expected to meet the requirements for teacher licensure currently in effect in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Most states grant teaching licensure on a reciprocal basis when the educating institution is approved by its own state department of education or when graduates of an institution are eligible for teaching licensure in the state in which they were educated. Teacher education programs at Shenandoah University are approved programs of the Virginia State Board of Education, and nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); thus, graduates will have met all educational requirements for Virginia licensure.
State Reciprocity – SARA
Shenandoah University is a member of NC-SARA, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. View the licensure requirements for out-of-state students enrolling in Shenandoah programs leading to licensure. Click on the tab at the bottom of the screen to locate your program. Note that these requirements are subject to change. Please contact your program with questions.