2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog/Student Handbook 
    
    Oct 22, 2021  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog/Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Movement Science, Teacher of Physical Education (Elementary or Secondary) Concentration, B.S.


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Teacher of Physical Education (Elementary or Secondary) Concentration


The Westfield State University program for licensure for teachers of Physical Education has received “national recognition” from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Requirements for the Movement Science Major - 29 Credits


All majors in the department of Movement Science, Sports and Leisure Studies must complete the twenty-nine (29) credits of courses specified below. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the Major Core Classes is required to be eligible to graduate with a degree from the department.

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In order to progress through the major, students must meet the academic and professional development criteria necessary to earn intermediate and advanced standing in the department as outlined in the Professional Development section below.

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Students must satisfy the following requirements prior to practicum placement:

  1. A 2.7 average in English Composition I and II
  2. A 2.8 overall GPA (including transfer work)
  3. MSSLS advanced standing status and a minimum grade of 2.7 in MOVP 0314 
  4. A passing grade on all required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Li censure.
  5. Keep a record of competencies met for NASPE standards.
  6. Show evidence of meeting 3 our of the 5 components of fitness as defined by FITNESSGRAM.
  7. Must meet the competencies defined in all skill testing.
  8. Students must keep a monthly fitness log using a logging system approved by the Physical Education Program Coordinator.

Student progress toward meeting Advanced Standing in Teacher Education is monitored at the end of the sophomore year (57 credits). Please see section on Li censure for Teacher Education  . Student teacher placements are limited to within a 30-mile radius of the campus.

Intermediate Standing Physical Education Requirements:

  1. Students must show proof of registration and/or scores for the Reading and Writing Massachusetts Test for Educator Li censure.
  2. Students must keep a monthly fitness log using a logging system approved by the Physical Education Program Coordinator.
  3. Keep a record of competencies met for NASPE standards.

 

Professional Development Procedures


In order to progress through the Movement Science and Athletic Training majors, students must meet the academic and professional development criteria necessary to earn intermediate and advanced standing in the department.

Intermediate Standing


Requirements for Intermediate Standing to progress through the Movement Science and Athletic Training majors.

Advanced Standing


Advanced Standing is required for those completing an internship, ATEP clinical experience, or student teaching practicum. The requirements are as follows:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major core area (29 credits)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7 in the courses in the concentration (Placement in the Teaching Practicum requires a 2.8)
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.8
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • First Aid / CPR Certification
  • Membership in a professional organization
  • Earn a minimum of 15 Professional Development Points (in addition to those earned for Intermediate Standing)
  • Faculty Recommendations
  • Supervising Practitioner Recommendations

Additional information can be found in the MSSLS Department manual.

Additional Graduation Requirements


All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements  and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core  .

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