Will Changes in Teacher Licensing Affect Preservice Preparation in Physical Education?
Definitely. Anytime there is a change in what is required to prepare future teachers, it will affect the number of credit hours, the faculty teaching the courses, the types of courses that are offered in a PETE curriculum, and most importantly, the PETE students. Professionals in teacher education are constantly challenged to accommodate changing standards for accreditation, for teacher certification, for beginning teachers, and for content. In addition, some states have placed a maximum on the number of hours in a degree program, which constrains the curriculum even more. Add to that the fact that PETE programs must still work with other departments on campus to include their courses in the program (health, education, psychology, etc.). There are also pressures from the liberal arts (or general education) portion of the overall university curriculum--that portion of a university curriculum that provides a well-rounded education and literally makes a university a "university." On the other hand, there may be a positive benefit to these changes in teacher …
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Publication information: Article title: Will Changes in Teacher Licensing Affect Preservice Preparation in Physical Education?. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. Volume: 72. Issue: 9 Publication date: November-December 2001. Page number: 13. © 2009 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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