Recommended Program of Study
Dear KSPE Major:
This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed below each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. Two sample schedules are provided as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term (one includes summer semester matriculation and one does not). The elective courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all Georgia requirements, the core curriculum, required lab sciences, and any multicultural requirements.
The teaching profession is one of the greatest callings a student can have and the KSPE faculty at VSU is committed to preparing professional teachers who can effectively demonstrate the knowledge, competencies, and skills necessary to teach children in ways that enhance their overall growth. Health and Physical Education majors will also be able to make reflective, ethical, theoretical, and pedagogical sound decisions when planning and implementing curricula and programs. In collaboration with public schools, other child-care professionals, and community agencies, the diverse KSPE faculty strives to provide information and experiences that will broaden students' perspectives to encompass a global view of the teaching/learning process, while maintaining a clear vision of the needs of children and families in VSU’s service area.
Students who complete the major in Health and Physical Education will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree. VSU’s Health and Physical Education program is approved by Georgia’s Professional Standards Commission, Georgia’s teacher certifying agency. All Health and Physical Education majors complete the core curriculum, Areas A-F, with area F being specific to Health and Physical Education. Upon acceptance into teacher education, students then follow a block schedule of their major classes during their junior and senior years. Upon graduation, they are Health and Physical Education certification eligible.
Office Location: PE Complex, Room 165
|HIST 2111 or 2112||3|
Milestones: Complete Georgia Government & history requirement. Complete regent’s requirement. Overall 2.5 GPA or higher. Accumulate 30 or more collegiate credits, attaining sophomore status.
|ENGL 2111, 2112, OR 2113||3|
|MATH 1111 or 1101||3|
|Science or math from Area D||3|
|Area E elective||3|
|Area C elective||3|
Milestones: Overall 2.75 GPA or higher. Accumulate 60 or more collegiate credits, attaining junior status. Get admitted to Teacher Education.
Milestones: Overall 2.75 GPA or higher. Accumulate 90 or more collegiate credits, attaining senior status. Apply for graduation.
Milestones: Overall 2.75 GPA or higher. Apply for student teaching during Term 7. Accumulate 129 collegiate credits. Made eligible for teacher certification.
Valdosta, Georgia 31698
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698