The Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education housed in the Kinesiology
and Rehabilitation Science (KRS) Department is nationally accredited by the Council
for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The Teaching/Coaching Licensure
(TC) program is a part of the College of Education and Health's (CEH) professional
preparation program curricula approved by the Arkansas Department of Education. Our
TC curriculum develops teachers of Health and Physical Education who are competent
in the design and implementation of effective K-12 programming that promotes 21st
century health and physically literate individuals. TC students observe Health and
Physical education teachers and students in urban and rural public-school classrooms.
The TC curriculum culminates with a year-long (two semester) internship in the Arkansas
public schools. In the internship, TC students partner with innovative teaching partners
who provide TC students with real-world experiences in teaching, classroom management,
and coaching. TC students emerge from their internship as practitioners capable of
applying content knowledge, curriculum and instructional design, classroom management,
and assessment strategies.
HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities
Students complete a minimum of sixty (60) clock hours of practicum experience during
pedagogy logged in partnering school districts.
TC Students develop a Professional Profile as a record of their experiences including
participation in ATU, CEH, and KRS activities, teaching in the public-school classrooms,
attending professional conferences, volunteering with campus and area organizations,
and completing leadership opportunities in the Kinesiology Club.
TC Students complete a year-long (two semester) internship in K-12 classrooms logging
over 600 hours of experience with curriculum design, instructional design, classroom
management, assessment strategies, and extra-curricular activities.
SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN
Instructional Planning and Delivery
Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school
code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.