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Physical Education All-Level Certification with Coaching Minor, B.S.

The mission of the Texas Wesleyan University All-Level Physical Education Teacher Education program is to develop outstanding teacher professionals who are knowledgeable as exercise specialists and wellness educators and who possess the specialized knowledge and abilities to deliver a quality physical education and wellness curriculum. Our goal is to produce educators who:

  • Apply the principles of instruction and assessment in the delivery of curriculum;
  • Are committed to continue professional growth and development;
  • Are skilled in the use of instructional technology to promote learning;
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, administrators, and other professionals in a range of formats;
  • Possess knowledge to deliver age appropriate content;
  • Uphold the ethics of the teaching profession;
  • Use effective and diverse teaching practices to meet the needs of all learners; and
  • Value and encourage critical thinking and problem solving.

In addition to Texas Teacher Certification, students who complete the coaching minor will satisfy the UIL Texas Education Code and Coaching Education Requirement and will be nationally certified through the American Sport Education Program (ASEP).

Principles of Coaching Certification

This course is certified through the American Sport Education Program through Human Kinetics Coaching Education Center, 1607 N. Market Street, P.O. Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61825-5076; 1-800-747-5698, ext. 2980.

The following courses listed below use resources that contain materials that meet UIL requirements:

ATR 2307Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries3 Credits
EXS 2203First Aid2 Credits
EXS 3314Coaching Methods3 Credits

The following courses are required for the Coaching Minor:

EXS 2203First Aid2 Credits
EXS 2301Anatom Basis for Phys Activity3 Credits
EXS 3100Biomechanics Laboratory1 Credit

EXS 3300Biomechanics3 Credits
EXS 3314Coaching Methods3 Credits
EXS 3320Secondary Methods in Physical Education3 Credits

any 3 hours of 3000 or 4000 level Exercise Science electives3 Credits

Requirements for Admission to Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Program: Students who plan to complete teacher certification requirements must be admitted to the PETE Program. Students can apply after successful completion of EXS 1300. Admission to the PETE Program is required before students are allowed to begin additional course work in the Physical Education Teacher Education program. Student’s application for admission to the PETE Program is complete when the requirements listed below are satisfied.

Note: All requirements must be met before students are permitted to enroll in Physical Education Teacher Education courses.

Students must:

  • Complete PETE program application and be accepted
  • Have a combined GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Complete EXS 1300 with minimum grade of "C"
  • Complete at least 15 semester hours, and
  • Pass background check

Requirements for Continuance in the PETE Program:

In order to progress through the PETE program the student must meet all criteria set by the School of Education and the following:

  • Maintain a combined (Texas Wesleyan University) GPA or 2.75 or higher
  • Maintain a clean background check
  • Complete all EXS and EDU courses with a minimum grade of "C"
  • Complete the TExES PPR and EC-12 PE Certification Exam

Texas Occupations Code 53.152

You may potentially be ineligible for Texas Teacher Certification if you have been convicted of a criminal offense.  The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will take into consideration the nature and seriousness of the crime. Under Texas Occupations Code 53.102, you have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the TEA. Information regarding this process can be found at