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Graduate Licensure Program in Physical Education at KU

The Graduate Licensure Program in Physical Education* at the University of Kansas School of Education is designed for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree. The program prepares individuals to teach a Physical Education (PE) at the pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade levels (PK-12). GLP graduates can apply for a PK-12 teaching licensure in Physical Education from the state of Kansas.  This program is a mix of undergraduate and graduate coursework, and typically requires a total of 95-97 credit hours.  This includes general education courses that may have already been taken as part of the bachelor's degree program (ex: English, Math, Biology, Humanities). Some courses may be daytime, some evenings; some in Lawrence, some in Overland Park, so it’s important to work closely with your faculty advisor. 

Benefits of the program include:

  • Licensure-focused Outcome - Graduates can apply for initial PK-12 teaching licensure in physical education from the state of Kansas.
  • Program Reputation - KU’s Graduate Licensure Program in Physical Education is offered through the KU School of Education, which recently ranked 8th in the nation was according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools. 
  • Nationally-accredited Program - The KU School of Education is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.

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*This academic program satisfies the requirements for initial teaching licensure in Kansas, but does not fulfill the requirements needed to complete a master's degree.

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