Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences
Arkansas State’s PETE program is administered through the Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences and is a nationally recognized program. 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: theory and practice of teaching strategies, motor skill development, elementary and secondary curricular methods, evaluation in physical education, and adapted physical education. Several wellness and leisure pedagogy oriented classes are also required. In each of these curriculum areas candidates will develop teaching strategies that will allow them to meet the needs of diverse learners from a psychomotor, cognitive and affective domain perspective. Early field experiences are embedded within these methods and content courses and serve as excellent preparation for the capstone student teaching internship.
Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Undergraduate Bulletin.