BS - Kinesiology, Preparation for Teaching
This major is designed for students interested in teaching physical education in high school or middle school. The following course work satisfies San José State University's requirements for a BS in Kinesiology. In addition, this program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) as subject matter preparation for a single subject credential in physical education.
Minimum grade point average (GPA) criteria may be required for verification of subject matter competency. Completion of the program will not guarantee admission to the credential program. Like all other applicants, students must meet credential program standards and undergo screening for admission. See "Teaching: How to Become a Teacher in California" (see index) for information on application and admission to credential programs.
Note: Students who wish to complete or have completed another major should consult with a Department of Kinesiology advisor who specializes in teacher preparation to determine requirements for single subject matter competency certification in physical education.
|General Education Requirements||39|
|Of the 51 units required by the university, 12 may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.|
|Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.|
|Preparation for the Major and Supporting Courses||18|
|BIOL 065, BIOL 066, CHEM 030A, KIN 100W and Mathematical Concepts GE Area B|
|Requirements in the Major||61|
|KIN 070, KIN 155 and KIN 158 (9); KIN 160, KIN 161 or KIN 164 (3); KIN 165 or KIN 166 (3); KIN 175 and KIN 185 (6); four activity courses from 4 of 6 different Movement areas (4)|
|Choose one emphasis.|
|Single Subject Teaching Emphasis||36|
|KIN 156 (3); KIN 178 (3); KIN 165 or KIN 166 (3); KIN 168, KIN 170B, KIN 171A, KIN 172, KIN 173, KIN 179 and KIN 188 (18); one unit of activity from the following: general fitness (not aquatic), swimming, gymnastics, racket sport (4); additional units to be determined in consultation with an assigned Kin advisor (5)|
|Adapted Physical Education Emphasis||36|
|KIN 107, KIN 156 and KIN 159 (7); KIN 165 or KIN 166 (3); KIN 178 (3); KIN 168, KIN 170B, KIN 170C, KIN 172, KIN 173, KIN 174, KIN 179 and KIN 187 (22); activity courses (by advisement) (1)|
Students who want to teach physical education but are completing, or have completed, a credential in another area should apply for a supplementary authorization. See a Department of Kinesiology advisor who specializes in teacher preparation for specific content requirements for a supplementary authorization approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.