The concentration in Teaching PreK-12 Physical Education in Vermont State’s B.S. in Physical Education program prepares you to become a physical education teacher for grades pre- K-12.
We’ll show you how to inspire a lifelong love of physical activity and bring out the best in your students through a program aligned with the teacher education guidelines of the Society of Health and Physical Educators of America and the Vermont Agency of Education.
You'll also be able to improve your own skill competency in our athletic facilities or through a variety of individual and team sports, winter activities, aquatics, racquet sports, wellness activities, and much more. You can also double-major in Health Education — or choose to minor in Adventure Education, Coaching, or School Health.
We understand that the cost and value of your education is important to you. That’s why we’re committed to being one of the most affordable colleges in Vermont and why more than 80% of our students receive aid. We're here to help you fit this program into your unique financial picture. Contact this program's Admissions Counselor any time to discuss what types of financial aid are right for you.
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 Physical Education, 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 Teaching PreK-12 Physical Education at Vermont State
Hands-On Day-One: In the Teaching PreK-12 Physical Education Concentration, you will practice what you learn from the start, working with students in local schools across age groups. You’ll accrue at least 80 hours of field experience even before your student teaching begins!
Networking Opportunities: You’ll have chances to work directly with special populations of students, coach youth sports and activity programs, and network with the program’s alumni at state and regional conferences. These experiences will allow you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to become a successful educator.
Strong Reputation: A physical education teaching degree from Vermont State opens doors. The Physical Education program has a long history of preparing graduates to deliver quality physical education in Vermont schools. Employers are aware of the program’s enduring reputation for producing exceptional health and physical education teachers.
What You’ll Learn
The Physical Education major includes an exciting curriculum that blends educational theory, exercise science, human anatomy, and sports-specific teacher training. You can learn to teach swimming, dance, individual sports, racquet sports, wellness, and more. You will apply for admittance into the Teaching PreK-12 Physical Education Concentration at the end of your second academic year. Learn more about the requirements for admission into the Physical Education student teaching practicum in the catalog.
The Physical Education student teaching experience is a 15-week practicum and capstone practical experience for this concentration. All students will complete placements in both elementary and secondary classrooms, which may be completed as 15 continuous weeks in a dual elementary-secondary school or as an experience encompassing 8 weeks of student teaching in an elementary school followed by 7 weeks of teaching in a secondary school. We will prepare you for the student teaching experience, support you during it, and review your competencies to ensure you’re on track.
Upon completing your student teaching experience, you should be able to demonstrate the beginning teacher competencies and standards identified in the Vermont Endorsement Competencies for Physical Education or Health Education and the Level I Teaching Licensure Portfolio. Candidates intending to gain licensure beyond the state of Vermont will identify requirements specific to the state they intend to teach in.
Double-Majoring in Health Education
Many students decide to pursue a dual endorsement in teaching both school health and physical education. For more information, visit the catalog or speak with the program coordinator.