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Bachelor of Science in Health & Physical Education (Including Teacher Licensure Requirements)

See the College of Education page for additional requirements.

For licensure, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education. For further requirements see Admission and Retention to Teacher Education and also the Criteria for Internships located on the College of Education home page.


The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Three semester hours of the student teaching requirement must be completed at the elementary or middle school level, below the ninth grade, where the cooperative teacher is certified in Elementary Physical Education OR student must complete a three-semester-hour internship under direct supervision from the staff of the University’s Physical Education Department.

Selected Second Teaching Fields

Students are encouraged to meet at least minimal licensure requirements in a second field of teaching in addition to their major field of study.

Licensure requirements in Driver Education are as follows: Hold or be qualified to hold a standard secondary certificate; Driver Education I, two semester hours; Driver Education II, two semester hours; First Aid, two semester hours. Total of 6 semester hours.