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Secondary Education - Physical Education / Kinesiology

To be admitted into a teacher education program that leads to a baccalaureate degree, students will either have to pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) - (formerly Praxis I) examination prior to transferring (if required) OR have scored at least a 21 composite ACT equivalent (consult chosen transfer college for specifics).
Education Pathway

Program Curriculum

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

FIRST YEAR:
First Semester
  • English Composition I ENG 1113
  • College Algebra MAT 1313
  • Personal & Community Health HPR 1213
  • General Psychology PSY 1513
  • *History Elective (3)
Total 15 Hours
Second Semester
  • English Composition II ENG 1123
  • Introduction to Kinesiology,Health, Physical Education & Recreation HPR 1313
  • Public Speaking I SPT/COM 1113
  • **Elective (3)
  • *History Elective (3)
Total 15 Hours
SECOND YEAR:
First Semester
  • General Biology I BIO 1134
  • Introduction to Sociology SOC 2113
  • First Aid & CPR HPR 2213
  • **Elective (3)
  • **Elective (3)
Total 16 Hours
Second Semester
  • Anatomy & Physiology I BIO 2514
  • *Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • *Literature Elective (3)
  • **Elective (3)
  • **Elective (3)
Total 16 Hours
*Consult with your chosen transfer university/college to determine changes to this curriculum.

**It is strongly suggested that students seeking a Physical Education (P. E.) Licensure prepare themselves to teach in one additional discipline. The Mississippi Department of Education requires 21 semester hours of prefix-specific courses with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better. Some of the common supplemental endorsement areas are English, Communication, Social Studies, Mathematics, and General Science.
Enrollment in a minimum of 15 hours each semester is recommended for eligibility for state aid, institutional scholarships, and the tuition break.