The physical education option provides the foundation for public school teacher certification through either the department’s four-year certification program, or, if a student chooses to pursue a master's degree with certification, the Department of Education’s Fifth-Year Program. Bachelor candidates become certified to teach K-12 through classroom and practicum experiences that fulfill New Hampshire state requirements. Master candidates have the option of completing certification in both health and physical education, as well as obtaining a certificate in adapted physical education.
This option integrates best practices with the theoretical and process knowledge necessary for teaching elementary and secondary physical education and health education. Extensive practicum experiences prepare students to teach preschool children, school-aged youth, and young adults, including students with disabilities. All eligible candidates become certified to teach K-12 physical education. Master level candidates can be dually certified in K-12 physical education and health education. In addition, a certificate is available in adapted physical education.
For questions about this program, contact the option coordinator, Michelle Grenier, at (603) 862-1835, or e-mail Michelle.Grenier@unh.edu.
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