What training is need to be a physical education teacher?

There's more to teaching physical education than fun and games. A great physical education teacher is a mentor. A strategist. A supporter

  • GRE scores required
  • Bachelor's degree GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 62 hours of coursework
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education
  • Cover letter, current resume and three letters of recommendation
  • Complete admissions packet by April 1st to start fall semester
To teach within the public school system in the United States at the pre-K through high school levels, you must have a bachelor's degree in a teacher education program from a regionally accredited college or university and state teacher certification. This would take approximately four years to complete as a full-time student, provided you take the program as prescribed by the college or university. Individuals who already have at least a bachelor's degree but not in an education program, can obtain certification to teach specific courses through the Alternative Route Program within the state they wish to teach.

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