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2011-2012 Shepherd University Catalog 
2011-2012 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Education Teaching Endorsement Grades 5-Adult

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The Department of HPERS, in conjunction with the Department of Education, prepares health educators who are critical-thinking problem solvers able to encourage others to improve personal fitness and wellness habits, attitudes, and skill, thus promoting a more healthy and meaningful lifestyle.

This endorsement area may only be taken by students enrolled in and completing the Curriculum for Teaching Field in Physical Education K-Adult. It may not be taken alone, with any other certification program, or as a minor.

Curriculum for a Teaching Endorsement in Health Education Grades 5-Adult

Other Requirements for Health Education 5-Adult:

  1. Academic Requirements
    Students in health education 5-Adult student teaching field must meet the following criteria before enrolling in EDUC 455 - Student Teaching, Grades K-Adult :
    1. Earn a GPA of 2.75 in all health education and professional education courses combined;
    2. Earn an overall GPA of 2.75 in all course work attempted;
    3. Satisfy all requirements in the Handbook for Teachers of Health Education and Physical Education; and
    4. Be interviewed by the HPERS faculty for entrance into the teacher education program (Juncture 1) and student teaching block (Juncture 2).
  2. Out-of-Class Requirements for Teaching Health Education (complete four of the following health education growth experiences):
    1. Participate in organizing and administering four blood drives;
    2. Work as a student assistant in the Wellness Center or Human Performance Lab;
    3. Participate in a state, district, or national professional health education conference;
    4. Participate in a sanctioned workshop or activity related to health education;
    5. Observe in a 15-hour public school health education classroom experience; or
    6. Observe at 15 hours in a special (adapted) physical education class in an off-campus setting.

Individual potential as a professional educator will be closely examined as the student progresses through the curriculum. The Pro 05 evaluation form is for this purpose.

See Professional Education course listings under Education: Professional Studies Course for Secondary Education (34 hours required). 

Contact Person: Dr. Rosie Barretta, Butcher Center 204, 304-876-5233.

Four-Year Course Progression

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