School Health

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Vermont State University’s School Health Concentration prepares you to become a Health Education teacher in grades PreK-12. You’ll work in local schools and develop your skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to be successful in today’s classrooms and educational settings. This concentration can also prepare you for employment in other health education settings such as community and public health organizations, and the program.

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Why Study School Health at Vermont State

  • Deep Field Experience: You’ll graduate with lots of classroom experience, including 80 hours of fieldwork and a full semester of student teaching. 
  • Mentorship: You’ll work under the guidance of an experienced Health Education teacher, as well as your Vermont State faculty advisor, so you have support and mentorship as you prepare to run your own classroom. 
  • Personal Educational Philosophy: Discover what your style of teaching is while you observe physical education and/or health education classrooms. You’ll examine current educational trends and programs. You’ll also study professionalism, school laws, equitable learning, school problems, and basic teaching strategies, while you develop your personal educational philosophy. 
  • Preparation for Licensure: You’ll graduate prepared to earn your Vermont Agency of Education Level I Teacher Licensure in PreK-12 Health Education — from the only Health Education Teacher Education (HETE) licensure program in the state.  

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Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Exceptional Populations 
  • Foundations of Teaching Health and Physical Education 
  • Elementary Health Education Curriculum & Assessment 
  • Secondary Health Education Curriculum & Assessment 
  • Seminar in Teaching Health Education 

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