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.
*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. The graduate licensure program in physical education meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Kansas. If you plan to obtain a license or certification in a state other than Kansas or a US territory after completion of your program, it is highly recommended you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency BEFORE beginning the academic program to ensure you can obtain a license of certification in your home state or territory. Resources for licensure and certification boards outside of Kansas can be found here.