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Physical Education (Teacher Emphasis)

Program Details

  • Major Name: Physical Education (Teacher)
  • Degree Program: Education
  • Degree Designation: AA
  • College / School: Liberal Arts

Physical educators make an impact on the health, well–being and quality of life of future generations. The Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program at Potomac State College prepares students to teach, motivate and shape the lives of pre-K through adult learners in physical education, movement, wellness and sport-based environments.

Students in the Physical Education Teacher Education program learn to use and integrate technology into their classwork, as well as how to design and deliver physical education programs. Upon program completion, graduates are prepared to apply to a four year PETE programs to pursue their bachelor’s degree.

Program graduates are physical activity and wellness leaders in their schools, communities and states who promote healthy, active lifestyles for children and adults alike. The program has high expectations for students and expects them to be engaged in the major while becoming proficient teachers at all levels and in all contexts.

Career Outcomes

Salary ranges for physical education teachers can vary greatly based on several factors including a teacher’s level of experience and where they teach. The average salary for Physical education teachers as of January 2017 is $42,153.00 (based on completion of bachelor's or higher degree).

  • K-12 public or private school teacher
  • Local recreation facilitator
  • Physical education and health teacher
  • Interscholastic and recreational sport coach/athletic director
  • School based physical activity coordinator/director/leader
  • District or county-level curriculum director
  • Physical activity program director at sport and recreation centers
  • Physical activity specialist within community, corporate and commercial settings

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