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2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

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Kinesiology, Preparation for Teaching, BS

This major is designed for students interested in teaching physical education in high school or middle school. The BS Kinesiology, Preparation for Teaching, offered by the Department of Kinesiology , is a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) approved subject matter preparation program (SMPP) to attain subject matter competency (SMC). SMC is needed for entry into a physical education single subject credential program. To attain SMC, individuals who do not wish to complete this degree program must pass all portions of the appropriate Commission-approved subject matter examination(s) or meet requirements through a combination of coursework and exams after completion of a bachelor’s degree.

Minimum grade point average (GPA) criteria and grades above a C- may be required for verification of subject matter competency. Completion of this degree program will not guarantee admission to SJSU’s credential program. Like all other applicants, students must meet credential program standards and undergo screening for admission. See “How to Become a Teacher ” 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 41
Major Preparation 18
Major Core Requirements 23
Concentration Requirements 38
Total 120

Program Roadmaps

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 .

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.

University Requirements

Students must satisfy all of the major and Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements , which includes unit, GPA, and residency requirements as well as the below identified General Education , American Institutions, Graduation Writing Assessment, and Physical Education requirements. Courses that meet Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements are noted with an area designation (see Course Note Abbreviations ).

Core Lower Division General Education (24 units)

Of the 39 units required by the university, 15 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3, B4, or F must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with a major advisor for details.

Upper Division General Education (9 units)

Of the 9 units required by the university, 0 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.

American Institutions (6 units)

Complete one 6-unit sequence of American Institutions (US123) courses, which also satisfies GE Area D. Students may also satisfy the American Institutions Requirement  with other courses, but these may not satisfy other GE areas.

The American Studies sequence (AMS 10 /AMS 11 ; 6 units) satisfies the American Institutions Requirement and additional GE Areas (see course descriptions for details).

Consult with a major advisor to select the appropriate sequence.

Physical Education (2 units)

All SJSU undergraduate students, regardless of major, have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in physical activities. To accommodate students’ needs and interests, the university offers a diverse selection of activity courses .

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

At SJSU, students must pass a Writing in the Disciplines (100W) course with a  grade of C or better (C- not accepted) to meet graduation requirements. For this major, the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)  is satisfied by a course in the major.

Major Preparation (18 units)

Major Requirements (61 units)

Physical Activity Courses:

Complete one course:

Motor Course

Complete the course not taken in Major Core Courses.

Psychology Course

Complete one course from:

Total Units Required (120 units)