The bachelor's degree in physical education (PE) plus at the University of Kansas prepares individuals to become PE teachers at the pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade levels. The PE plus program also prepares graduates to pursue a licensure endorsement (by KSDE examination) in a variety of areas, or earn a minor in business or sport management.
Career Outcomes in the Teaching Field
Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in physical education plus from the University of Kansas will have fulfilled the requirements for the degree as well as the requirements to pursue an initial teaching license in physical education for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in Kansas. Graduates who have chosen to pursue a second teaching area in addition to PE, will have also completed coursework to prepare them to earn (by KSDE examination) an add-on licensure endorsement in one of the following areas: health (PK-12), mathematics (5-8), science (5-8), English (5-8 or 6-12), speech/theatre (6-12), or psychology (6-12). The bachelor's degree in physical education plus prepares individuals to work as teachers in the classroom, as well as with other physical education-related settings. Potential position titles after graduation could include:
- Fitness professional
- Program coordinator
- Curriculum specialist
- Department chair
- Physical activity leader
- Athletic director
- Events & operations coordinator
- Personnel manager
The physical education plus program 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.
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