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Physical Education with OE Concentration
Center for Environmental Education
The bachelor of applied science (B.A.Sc.) in physical education is offered through the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation for students preparing for teacher licensure in physical education (K-12). The major meets Minnesota Professional Educators and Licensing and Standards Board licensure requirements and standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for teaching physical education in grades K-12 in Minnesota. The program is taught using the Learner-Sensitive Educator Model, supporting preferences of reflection, social justice, collaboration, empowerment, and technology. The concentration in outdoor education is a series of courses that, in addition to the required courses for the physical education major, provide coursework to enable the student to incorporate outdoor educational skills into its curriculum. This concentration better prepares the physical education teacher for professional expectations.