PHYSED-BS - Physical Education Teacher
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The York College Physical Education PreK-12 Program enables Physical Education Teacher Candidates (PETCs) to utilize content knowledge, content pedagogy, physical skills, and professional dispositions to develop learning environments that support psychomotor, cognitive, and affective learning domains, and include state and national physical education standards. Professional preparation for PETCs is guided by lesson and unit planning and implementation for the classroom/athletic setting that incorporate student diversity, technology, assessment, class management, and reflective practices. Through clinical experiences in New York City schools, PETCs develop competencies that positively impact student learning in the NYC Public Schools (PreK-12)
Content and Foundational Knowledge: Physical education candidates demonstrate an understanding of common and specialized content, and scientific and theoretical foundations for the delivery of an effective preK-12 physical education program.
Skillfulness and Health-Related Fitness: Physical education candidates are physically literate individuals who can demonstrate skillful performance in physical education
Planning and Implementation: Physical education candidates apply content and foundational knowledge to plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state and/or SHAPE America's National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education through the effective use of resources, accommodations and/or modifications, technology and metacognitive strategies to address the diverse needs of all students.
Instructional Delivery and Management: Physical education candidates engage students in meaningful learning experiences through effective use of pedagogical skills. They use communication, feedback, technology, and instructional and managerial skills to enhance student learning.
Assessment of Student Learning: Physical education candidates select and implement appropriate assessments to monitor students' progress and guide decision making related to instruction and learning.
Professional Responsibility: Physical education candidates demonstrate behaviors essential to becoming effective professionals. They exhibit professional ethics and culturally competent practices; seek opportunities for continued professional development; and demonstrate knowledge of promotion/advocacy strategies for physical education and expanded physical activity opportunities that support the development of physically literate individuals.
SHAPE America National Standards
Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2 - The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
Standard 3 - The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 4 - The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
Students planning to seek New York State teaching certification in Physical Education PreK-12 are required to file an application for admission form in the Teacher Education Program during their sophomore year. The Physical Education Program, prepares candidates with the knowledge and understanding, competencies, and professionalism required for teaching physical education to children and adolescents in grades PreK-12. Candidates completing the Program are eligible to apply for New York State initial certification in Physical Education, Grades PreK-12.
The Instructional Program
The instructional program of Physical Education skills courses is designed to encourage the participation of the individual in regular physical activity throughout his or her life. Physical activity is viewed as an essential part of the life of the liberally educated person. Physiological and psycho-social benefits accrue to the participant. Courses emphasize individualized skill development in a broad range of lifetime sport activities that are fun and educational.
All Physical Education courses are coeducational.