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Health Teacher, All Grades


Official Name of Program

Health Teacher, All Grades

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

BS - Bachelor of Science



NYSED Program Code

24957 - HLTHED-BS

CIP Code



The Health Education pK-12 program's mission is to prepare Health Education Teacher Educators (HETE) who have demonstrated mastery of the necessary content knowledge, content pedagogy, health enhancing skills and professional dispositions needed to support student learning.

Program Goals

  1. HETE candidates demonstrate the knowledge and skills of a health literate educator.

  2. HETE candidates assess needs to determine priorities for school health education.

  3. HETE candidates plan effective, comprehensive school health education curricula and programs.

  4. HETE candidates implement health education instruction.

  5. HETE candidates assess student learning.

  6. HETE candidates plan and coordinate a school health education program.

  7. HETE candidates serve as a resource person in health education.

  8. HETE candidates communicate and advocate for health and school health education

Students planning to seek New York State teaching certification in Health Education are required to file an application for admission form in the Department of Teacher Education during their sophomore year.

Students who do not apply during their sophomore year or fail to seek advisement through the Teacher Education Program will not be eligible for certification. Students who wish to pursue the School Health Education major and who wish New York State Provisional Certification, should consult their major advisor for proper programming.

The Health Education major is designed to prepare students to teach health education grades PreK-12. School health educators are skilled in health instruction as well as in curriculum development. In cooperation with the Teacher Education Department, this program leads to teaching certification by New York State.

In addition, students majoring in Health Education are prepared to enter graduate programs in health education and related fields