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icon-apply-undergrad2Health and Physical Education – Teacher Certification

The undergraduate program in Health and Physical Education is designed to prepare teachers for a teaching career in K-12 schools.

After completing a series of activity and content classes, students have the opportunity to complete methods of teaching classes in each of four settings (elementary, secondary, and adapted physical education and health education) prior to student teaching.

Student complete student teaching practicum in both an elementary and a secondary (middle or high school) setting.

Graduates of the program are well-prepared for teaching in urban schools and make a difference in the lives of their students.

All initial teacher preparation program candidates must pass a state mandated teacher performance assessment, the edTPA, at the end of their programs in order to become certified in Georgia. The teacher performance assessment is designed to measure a candidate’s ability to help all students learn. Teacher candidates are required to demonstrate knowledge and skills in planning, teaching, assessing and analyzing student learning. Please see as follows the number of teacher candidates who passed the edTPA out of the total number of candidates who successfully submitted the edTPA in the program, subject-specific area.

K-12 Physical Education - 5/5

Teacher Education Application

Admissions Information

Learn what you need to do to apply for undergraduate admissions to Georgia State University and the College of Education & Human Development.

Tort liability insurance is required for program admission. It is recommended that all HPE majors join Georgia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (GAHPERD) for $8.00 (Future Professional Membership). $1 million of Tort liability insurance coverage is provided with membership. (GAHPERD)

Undergraduate Admissions 

Direct inquiries to the KH Ambassadors.
Program Faculty

Deborah Shapiro, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator

Jacalyn Lund, Ph.D.

Rachel Gurvitch, Ed.D.

Course description and classes

Program of Study 

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