College of Education and Human Services

Multi-Age Licensure Programs

Multi-Age Licensure in Physical Education

About Multi-Age Licensure

Multi-Age license, valid for teaching learners from ages 3-21 and grades Pre-Kindergarten-12 in the curriculum areas named in such license. Preparation in the teaching field shall constitute at least an academic major or its equivalent with sufficient advanced course work in all areas to be taught.


(120 hours, minimum)

A. General Education and Prerequisite Requirements (41-54 hours)

The courses listed in this section are designed to meet GenEd 2008 requirements and provide coursework prerequisite to the professional and major components of the program. In some cases, the listed courses exceed the university GenEd 2008 requirements.NOTE: The list of approved GenEd 2008 courses is continually updated; program and department advisers should be consulted for the latest list.

Basic Foundation
  1. Intro to University Life (if required)
  2. Writing/Composition
  3. Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
    • Math or QL course selected from approved list (MTH 116 recommended) (4 hours)
    • Second Math or QL course selected from approved list (MTH 117 recommended) (4 hours)
Breadth of Knowledge
  1. Natural Sciences (See HPERD Department for specific course requirements)
    • Natural Science course selected from approved list with corresponding lab (4 hours)
    • Second Natural Science course selected from approved list (3 hours)
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Arts and Humanities
    • DAN 201 Introduction to Dance (3 hours)
    • Second Arts and Humanities course selected from approved list, from department other than HPERD and focusing on a society other than U.S. (Africa, Asia, Latin American, or Middle East) (3 hours)
  4. Social Diversity
Additional Components
  1. Writing/Speaking Across the Curriculum
    • The three-course Writing-Across-the-Curriculum requirement will be met by program requirements, including EDB 301, EDB 302, and PED 330
  2. Capstone Experience
  3. Wellness
  4. Foreign Language (if required)
    • 2 semesters of foreign language or 2 semesters of American Sign Language (ASL) and 1 foreign culture course (0-12 hours)

B. Professional Education Requirements (23 hours)

Education course work and related professional experiences are included in this area (23 hours).

C. Major-Field Requirements (56-58 hours)

Required course work in physical education is included in this area (56 or 58 hours).

Forms of Movement (11 hours)
  1. Group I (select 2 courses)
  2. Group II (select 2 courses)
  3. Alternative/Lifetime Sports (select 1 course)
  4. Gymnastics/Swimming/Dance (4 courses required)
Theory/Methods (47 Hours)

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