This major is designed for students interested in teaching physical education in high school or middle school. The following course work satisfies San José State University’s requirements for a BS in Kinesiology. The BS- Kinesiology, Preparation for Teaching, offered by the Department of Kinesiology , is approved as subject matter preparation for a single subject credential by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Individuals who do not wish to complete one of the degree programs, or individuals seeking a single subject credential in subject areas not listed, must pass all portions of the appropriate Commission-approved subject matter examination(s).
Minimum grade point average (GPA) criteria may be required for verification of subject matter competency. Completion of the program will not guarantee admission to the credential program. Like all other applicants, students must meet credential program standards and undergo screening for admission. See “Teaching: How to Become a Teacher in California” (see Teaching) for information on application and admission to credential programs.
Note: Students who wish to complete or have completed another major should consult with a Department of Kinesiology advisor who specializes in teacher preparation to determine requirements for single subject matter competency certification in physical education.
Summary of Degree Units
|University Graduation Requirements
|Major Core Requirements
The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.
Major-Specific Graduation Requirements
Students in this major must complete all courses Required in the Major (All courses in Preparation, Core, Concentration/Specialization) with a “C- or better” to graduate. The following courses in Preparation of major must be passed with a “C or better”: KIN 100W .
Kinesiology International Experience Requirement
To satisfy the Department of Kinesiology international requirement, students must study abroad for at least nine days in an approved program (modifications, alternatives or exemptions from the study abroad portion of the requirement must be approved by the dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences based on compelling individual life experiences or physical limitations. A relevant cross-cultural experience in the U.S. will be substituted. Students whose petitions/proposals are approved must enroll in and complete APSC 198ITL, a 1-unit online seminar course). Specific details can be found on the college website at www.sjsu.edu/chhs/students/international-experience.
Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization
The Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization (APEAA) allows an educator to provide students with disabilities a specially designed physical education program as determined by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
Students in the Kinesiology, Preparation for Teaching major take 5 of the 6 required APEAA courses; completing these courses will help students to efficiently obtain the APEAA upon completion of their single subject PE credential. If interested in obtaining the APEAA, students should contact the program co-coordinators Dr. Jihyun Lee and Dr. Erin Siebert.