B.S. in Secondary Education – Concentration in Physical Education

Overview

The Secondary Education – Physical Education program at ACU trains you in the art and science of teaching Physical Education while providing critical coursework to deepen knowledge and understanding of the field of education. Three key attributes of the program will prepare you for a successful career in education. First, the program emphasizes the integration of education principles across the teaching profession. You will learn that teaching is not compartmentalized but is a rich combination of research-based theories and hands-on practical experience. Second, the program emphasizes practicality. Through the lens of extensive experience, faculty provide you with timely and valuable glimpses into today’s classrooms. The final and most valuable attribute of the program is the emphasis on mentoring. Because of the small size of the university, you will be able to develop a strong mentoring relationship with their instructors. This mentoring begins in the classroom, continues through student teaching, and beyond.

Why Secondary Education – Physical Education at ACU?

In addition to a faculty to student ratio of 17:1 and a rigorous and biblically integrated curriculum, ACU’s Secondary Education – Physical Education program offers several unique advantages:

  • ACU’s College of Education graduates are in great demand locally and abroad.
  • ACU is one of 24 universities in the United States and the only one in Arizona that is certified by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International).
  • ACU’s Secondary Education program is approved by the Arizona Department of Education.
  • Faculty in the department have an average of 20 years of experience in the field, meaning you are taught by leaders in education who have extensive classroom experience.
  • Small class sizes create an intimate, safe setting to practice your teaching and hone your skills.
  • God’s Word and His Truths are foundational in all coursework at ACU.
  • All graduates in the certified program also graduate with a full ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) endorsement, which provides opportunities to teach internationally.

        What will I study?

        The Secondary Education – Physical Education program provides a biblical liberal arts foundation with an innovative approach to general studies that reclaims a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Career-related focus areas will include:

        • Educational psychology
        • Curriculum and instruction methods for teaching Physical Education in 6th grade through High School
        • Anatomy physiology
        • Exercise physiology
        • Research informed secondary education teaching methods
        • Special education methods for Physical Education
        • Classroom management
        • Methods for teaching English language learners
        • In-depth study of Physical Education

           

          Career Paths

          Graduates who meet the requirements of the Secondary Education – Physical Education program are prepared to:

          • Teach Physical Education grades 6-12 at a charter, private, or public school in their content area.
          • Teach Physical Education in Christian schools in the United States and all over the world because of the ACSI certification earned through ACU’s program.
          • Obtain master’s degrees in leadership, curriculum and instruction, administration, special education, or in physical education related fields.
          • Work with youth in various church, parachurch, and nonprofit organizations.

            Secondary Education – Physical Education


            Overview


            Career Paths


            Courses


            Field Emphasis

            Shelly Roden School of Education

            Arizona Christian University
            1 W. Firestorm Way
            Glendale, AZ 85306

              Phone:
            (602) 386-4111

              Email:
            [email protected]

            Academic Major Courses

            Core requirements accumulate to 30 credits, 15 credits of Biblical and Theological Studies and 8 credits of science courses.

            CourseCourse NameCredits
            HIS 212US and Arizona Government3
            EDU 300Tests and Measurements3
            EDU 314Introduction to the Exceptional Child3
            EDU 315Educational Psychology3
            EDU 317Curriculum and Instruction3
            EDU 415Classroom Management (Taken semester prior to student teaching)3
            SEI 490Structured English Immersion Methods3
            SED 410Directed Student Teaching9
            SED 490Secondary Education Capstone3
            Choose OneEDU 312 Human Development
            PSY 314 Adolescent Psychology
            3
            BIO 200Introduction to Anatomy Physiology3
            BIO 250Exercise Physiology w/ Lab4
            PHE 302Introduction to Health and Fitness1
            PHE 310Teaching Team Sports3
            PHE 311Teaching Group Activities and Team Building3
            PHE 312Teaching Lifetime Health and Fitness3
            PHE 400Concepts of Physical Education Instruction3
            SED 400Integrated Literacy in Physical Education3
            PHE 401Differentiated Instruction for Physical Education3

            Program Field Emphasis

            In the Secondary Education major, we want our students to develop a passion for education. Certain subjects within the education industry resonate with different types of educators, and this is why we offer a strong variety of fields to choose from. If you have any questions about a specific emphasis, please do not be afraid to each out to your EMS.

            Secondary Education - Physical Education with Coaching

            Overview

            The Secondary Education – Physical Education with Coaching program at ACU trains you in the art and science of coaching athletics and teaching Physical Education while providing critical coursework to deepen knowledge and understanding of the field of education. Three key attributes of the program will prepare you for a successful career in education. First, the program emphasizes the integration of education principles across the teaching profession. You will learn that teaching is not compartmentalized but is a rich combination of research-based theories and hands-on practical experience. Second, the program emphasizes practicality. Through the lens of extensive experience, faculty provide you with timely and valuable glimpses into today’s classrooms. The final and most valuable attribute of the program is the emphasis on mentoring. Because of the small size of the university, you will be able to develop a strong mentoring relationship with their instructors. This mentoring begins in the classroom, continues through student teaching, and beyond.

            Why Secondary Education – Physical Education with Coaching at ACU?

            In addition to a faculty to student ratio of 17:1 and a rigorous and biblically integrated curriculum, ACU’s Secondary Education-Physical Education with Coaching program offers several unique advantages:

            • ACU’s College of Education graduates are in great demand locally and abroad.
            • ACU is one of 24 universities in the United States and the only one in Arizona that is certified by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International).
            • ACU’s Secondary Education program is approved by the Arizona Department of Education.
            • Faculty in the department have an average of 20 years of experience in the field, meaning you are taught by leaders in education who have extensive classroom experience.
            • Small class sizes create an intimate, safe setting to practice your teaching and hone your skills.
            • God’s Word and His Truths are foundational in all coursework at ACU.
            • All graduates in the certified program also graduate with a full ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) endorsement, which provides opportunities to teach internationally.

            What will I study?

            The Secondary Education – Physical Education with Coaching program provides a biblical liberal arts foundation with an innovative approach to general studies that reclaims a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Career-related focus areas will include:

            • Educational psychology
            • Kinesiology
            • Athletic coaching
            • Curriculum and instruction methods for teaching Physical Education in 6th grade through High School
            • Human development
            • Research informed secondary education teaching methods
            • Special education methods
            • Classroom management
            • Methods for teaching English language learners
            • In-depth study of Physical Education (30 credit hours)

            Career Paths

            Graduates who meet the requirements of the Secondary Education – Physical Education with Coaching program are prepared to:

            • teach Physical Education grades 6-12 at a charter, private, or public school in their content area.
            • coach some athletic teams.
            • teach Physical Education in Christian schools in the United States and all over the world because of the ACSI certification earned through ACU’s program.
            • obtain master’s degrees in leadership, curriculum and instruction, administration, special education, or in Physical Education.
            • work with youth in various church, parachurch, and nonprofit organizations.