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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Combined with scholarships and aid, a Vermont State education is within reach for students from all financial backgrounds. Speak with our Admissions Counselor to estimate what your true out-of-pocket costs might be for this program.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for Health Promotion, B.S.
$9,984 Full Time Annual
$19,992 Full Time Annual
Total Mandatory Fees
Undergraduate (In-Person / In-Person Plus)
$1,416 Full Time Annual
Housing and Food
$7,830 Full Time Annual
Standard Food Plan
$5,068 Full Time Annual
For complete information on tuition and fees across all programs and locations, as well as indirect costs of attendance, visit the complete tuition and fees page.
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.
What You’ll Learn
In this concentration, you’ll get experience working in local schools and acquire the ability to:
Organize, develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive Pre-K through grade 12 curriculum in health education that includes the following Vermont health core concept areas: alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; family, social, and sexual health; mental and emotional health; nutrition and physical activity; personal health and wellness; and violence and injury prevention.
Create and implement an assessment plan consistent with national and state standards.
Develop accommodations for a health education program to meet the needs of all individuals, including students with special needs. This includes an understanding of applicable laws, policies, and procedures.
You’ll complete a minimum of 80 hours of field experience at local schools prior to student teaching.
Then, you’ll complete a full semester of student teaching. During student teaching, you’ll teach under the guidance of a qualified cooperating teacher and university supervisor.
Students seeking teacher licensure in K-12 Health Education must apply, qualify, and be admitted to student teaching.
Teaching Certification & Licensure
If you decide to seek Health Education PreK-12 licensure, you will develop a portfolio throughout your undergraduate experience demonstrating individual learning and growth as well as the ways in which the individual course work and field experiences foster proficiency in meeting the Vermont standards for teacher preparation. Integral field experiences ensure that you become part of a collaborative relationship in a school setting. Field experiences become more complex as you advance in the program, culminating in a semester-long student teaching experience. A minimum of 80 scheduled hours of field experience and a successful application is required prior to student teaching.
Introduction to Exceptional Populations
Foundations of Teaching Health and Physical Education
Elementary Health Education Curriculum & Assessment
Secondary Health Education Curriculum & Assessment