Degree granted: Bachelor of Science in Education
Minimum hours required for degree: Multi-Age Licensure: 120 to 135 semester hours; Allied Sport Professions: 120 to 130 semester hours. Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in required major-field courses.
Portfolio: All teaching license students are expected to maintain a portfolio while completing their professional coursework and field experiences. The portfolio will evolve from a working portfolio to a professional portfolio and finally to an employment portfolio. In it, students are responsible for housing various required and optional artifacts that demonstrate their level of competency in each of the outcomes of their program.
At various portfolio checkpoints, students must meet specific portfolio criteria in order to be eligible to continue to the next phase of their program. For complete information on portfolios, students are strongly encouraged to access the Student Portfolio Handbook available at: http://www.csuohio.edu/cehs/students/portfolios/.
As of Fall semester, 2007, all students entering teacher license programs are required to maintain their portfolios in the Cleveland State University ePortfolio System or TaskStream for CSUTeach students.
Admission to Major: Must be admitted to the College of Education and Human Services (requires 2.50 cumulative grade-point average). Must also be accepted into a College of Education and Human Services program. This requires 2.50 cumulative grade-point average; a grade of C or better on college-level English composition course; grade of C or better on college-level math course; an intake interview with the HPERD Department coordinator of Student Services; and verification of good moral character.
Advising: Admission and program guidelines may be secured from the HPERD Department Office, Julka Hall 164, 216-687-4870, or the Education Student Services Center, Julka Hall 170A, 216-687-4625.Continuing academic, personal, and professional advising is available from assigned faculty advisers.
Student organization: PESO (Physical Education Student Organization)
Additional information: Departmental awards available to students include Jane Pease Service Award, Academic Achievement Award, and Major of the Year Award. An internship experience is part of the Allied Sport Professions program.
The Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance offers a major in Physical Education and Sport, with two main options. The first option, Multi-Age Teaching Licensure (between 120 and 135 hours), leads to an Ohio Teaching License in Physical Education (Grades Pre-K through 12). The second option, Allied Sport Professions (between 120 and 130 hours), is to prepare for a career as exercise/fitness specialist or sport manager.
The department also offers a post-graduate licensure program in physical education and a multi-age licensure program in health education as a second teaching area. Program minors are available in Health Education and Sport Management. Completion of an approved program minor is noted on the student's official transcript.
Visit the HPERD Department office, Physical Education Building Room 228, for specific information or telephone 216-687-4870.