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B.S. in Teacher of Physical Education in Urban Schools (Pre-K-Grade 12)

Teacher with StudentsThe 128-credit B.S. in Teacher of Physical Education in Urban Schools (Pre-K-Grade 12) leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science and eligibility for initial NYS certification in Physical Education, pre-kindergarten to grade 12. It prepares students to teach physical education at any grade level.

The major in Physical Education consists of 34 credits in Physical Education and 30 credits in Teaching and Learning, including student teaching.

The program is divided into a pre-professional stage and a professional stage. All students are welcome to take 6 credits of pre-professional courses. Students must meet specific criteria for progression into the professional stage, admission to student teaching, and graduation.

Students graduating from the program are eligible for NYS certification once they have passed all required portions of the New York State Teacher Certification Exam (NYSTCE). The SOE Certification Officer assists students in applying for certification when all requirements are met.