Adapted Physical Education Teaching Minor
(Exercise and sport science – physical education teaching)
Admittance into the minor requires physical education teacher education (PETE) program admission; a grade "BC" or higher in ESS 231; completion of required written application; and the approval of the coordinator of adapted physical education. Admission to the minor can occur during the same semester of admission to the PETE Program or any semester thereafter.
Retention and advancement
- Earn a "C" grade or higher in all minor courses, except for ESS 439 in which a grade of "B" or higher must be attained.
- Maintain a 2.75 GPA in all minor courses.
|ESS 231||Introduction to Adapted Physical Education||3|
|ESS 233||Teaching Methods in Adapted Aquatics||2|
|ESS 430||Disability and Physical Activity Implications||3|
|ESS 431||Fitness Programming for Persons with Disabilities||1|
|ESS 435||Sports for Persons with Disabilities||1|
|ESS 436||Assessment and Program Evaluation in Adapted Physical Education||3|
|ESS 437||Teaching and Service Delivery Models in Adapted Physical Education||3|
|ESS 439||Teaching Methods and Internship in Adapted Physical Education||3|
|SPE 424||Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Practices||3|
|EDS 494||Student Teaching: Early Adolescence-Adolescence/Early Childhood Adolescence||3-15|
Teacher candidates participate in a variety of adapted physical education clinical experiences (with students who have disabilities) that are associated with program requirements and course work in the minor, including student teaching in adapted physical education (completed during regular student teaching). Teacher candidates who successfully complete the minor along with requirements of the physical education teacher education program are eligible to receive the Wisconsin add-on Adapted Physical Education (WI #860, early childhood – adolescence) license. In order to receive the add-on license, a teacher candidate must also be licensed to teach general Physical Education (WI #530, early childhood – adolescence).