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The Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree: 120 units

See “Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree” in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Your major department has prepared a Four Year Advising Plan to help you meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree with the Option in Physical Education Teacher Education: 146 units

Students graduating with the Option in Physical Education Teacher Education earn a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, physical education subject matter competency, a single subject teaching credential, and Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certification that is required of all California credentialed secondary teachers (beginning July 2003). Students are advised to plan their General Education requirements carefully.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See “General Education Requirements” in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Option in Teacher Education

HIST 050 may be used to fulfill Breadth Area C1, C2, or C3 requirements; POLS 055 may be used to fulfill any one of the Breadth Area D1, D2, or D3 requirements; and HCSV 261 may be used to fulfill Area E requirements.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See “Cultural Diversity” in The University Catalog. Most courses used to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the “American Institutions Requirement” under “Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.” This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 050 and POLS 055. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See “Mathematics and Writing Requirements” in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 46-73 units

Course Requirements for the Major with the Option in Physical Education Teacher Education: 107 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses dependent upon a selected option or advising pattern are outlined following the degree core program requirements.

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 20 units

Lower-Division Core: 6 units

2 courses required:

BIOL    003    Human Anatomy    3.0    FS *

BIOL    004    Human Physiology    3.0    FS *

Upper-Division Core: 14 units

4 courses required:

PHED    114    Embodied Knowledge: Kinesiology    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

PHED    144    Motor Development & Behavior    3.0    FS

PHED    180A    Physiology of Exercise    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 004.

PHED    185    Biomechanics    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 003 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.

Standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resusitation (CPR) certification are also required.

Basic computer literacy skills are required. The requirement may be met through select college courses (e.g., CSCI 010, PHED 100, or UNIV 001C) or through prior experience.

Major Option Course Requirements: 26-87 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

THE OPTION IN MOVEMENT STUDIES: 26-53 units

OPTION CORE: 9-19 units

Lower-Division Activity Breadth Courses: 6-13 units

Complete six courses in at least five of the seven groups below:

Aquatics Group

PHED    025    Beginning Scuba Diving    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water.

PHED    051    Aquatics for Adaptive Instructor    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: First Aid and CPR or faculty permission; WSI recommended.

PHED    054A    Beginning Swimming    1.0    FS

PHED    054B    Intermediate Swimming    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water; satisfactory performance of front crawl, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke.

PHED    054C    Advanced Swimming    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water; satisfactory performance of front crawl, side stroke, and elementary back stroke.

PHED    054E    Swimming: Individualized Prog    1.0    FS

PHED    064A    Beginning Water Polo    1.0    FS

PHED    064B    Intermediate Water Polo    1.0    FS

Dance, Tumbling, or Gymnastics Group

PHED    013I    Beg Ballroom: Men    1.0    FS

PHED    013V    Beg Ballroom: Women    1.0    FS

PHED    014J    Int Ballroom: Men    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 013I.

PHED    014W    Int Ballroom: Women    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 013V.

PHED    036I    Beginning Gymnastics: Men    1.0    FS

PHED    036J    Intermediate Gymnastics: Men    1.0    FS

PHED    036V    Beginning Gymnastics: Women    1.0    FS

PHED    036W    Intermediate Gymnastics: Women    1.0    FS

PHED    060A    Beginning Tumbling    1.0    FS

PHED    060B    Intermediate Tumbling    1.0    FS

PHED    152    Introduction to Dance    3.0    FS *

Individual or Dual Group

PHED    012A    Beginning Badminton    1.0    FS

PHED    012B    Intermediate Badminton    1.0    FS

PHED    020A    Beginning Bowling    1.0    FS

PHED    020B    Intermediate Bowling    1.0    FS

PHED    020C    Advanced Bowling    1.0    FS

PHED    034A    Beginning Golf    1.0    FS

PHED    034B    Intermediate Golf    1.0    FS

PHED    046A    Beginning Skiing    1.0    SP

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

PHED    046B    Intermediate Skiing    1.0    SP

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

PHED    056A    Beginning Tennis    1.0    FS

PHED    056B    Intermediate Tennis    1.0    FS

PHED    056C    Advanced Tennis    1.0    FS

Outdoor Education/Recreation Group

PHED    011A    Orienteering    1.0    FS

PHED    017A    Bicycling    1.0    FS

PHED    019A    Cross-Country Skiing    1.0    FS

PHED    021A    Backpacking    2.0    FS

PHED    023A    Rock Climbing    1.0    FS

PHED    024    Methods of Teaching Rock Climb    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.

PHED    026    Methods of Tch Wilderness Living    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.

PHED    028    Methods of Tch Canoeing/Kayaking    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder.

PHED    061A    Beginning Wallyball    1.0    FS

PHED    061B    Intermediate Wallyball    1.0    FS

NOTE: Students completing the Outdoor Education Pattern may use two of the following courses to fulfill requirements both for that pattern and for the Outdoor Education/Recreation group activity course requirements: PHED 024, PHED 026, or PHED 028.

Personal Defense or Combatives Group

PHED    041A    Beginning Jujitsu/Self-Defense    1.0    FS

PHED    041B    Intermed Jujitsu/Self-Defense    1.0    FS

PHED    043A    Beginning Karate    1.0    FS

PHED    043B    Intermediate Karate    1.0    FS

PHED    044A    Beginning TaeKwonDo    1.0    FS

PHED    042    Aikido    1.0    FS

Team Sports Group

PHED    018J    Intermediate Basketball: Men    1.0    FS

PHED    018V    Beginning Basketball: Women    1.0    FS

PHED    018W    Intermediate Basketball: Women    1.0    FS

PHED    029    Flag Football    1.0    FA

PHED    047I    Beginning Indoor Soccer: Men    1.0    FS

PHED    047J    Intermediate Indoor Soccer: Men    1.0    FS

PHED    047V    Beginning Indoor Soccer: Women    1.0    FS

PHED    047W    Intermed Indoor Soccer: Women    1.0    FS

PHED    048I    Beginning Soccer: Men    1.0    FS

PHED    048J    Intermediate Soccer: Men    1.0    FS

PHED    048V    Beginning Soccer: Women    1.0    FS

PHED    048W    Intermediate Soccer: Women    1.0    FS

PHED    049A    Beginning Slow-Pitch Softball    1.0    FS

PHED    050V    Beginning Softball: Women    1.0    SP

PHED    050W    Intermediate Softball: Women    1.0    SP

PHED    062A    Beginning Volleyball    1.0    FS

PHED    062B    Intermediate Volleyball    1.0    FS

PHED    062C    Advanced Volleyball    1.0    FS

PHED    062K    Advanced Volleyball: Men    1.0    FS

Weight Training or Fitness Group

PHED    016A    Beginning Aerobic Dance    1.0    FS

PHED    059    Jogging    1.0    FS

PHED    066A    Beginning Weight Training    1.0    FS

PHED    066B    Intermediate Weight Training    1.0    FS

PHED    066V    Begin Weight Training: Women    1.0    FS

PHED    067A    Beginning Lifetime Fitness    1.0    FS

PHED    067B    Intermediate Lifetime Fitness    1.0    FS

PHED    067C    Advanced Lifetime Fitness    1.0    FS

PHED    069    Yoga    1.0    Inq

Upper-Division Courses: 3-6 units

2 courses required:

PHED    173    Prin of Strength & Conditioning    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 180A, PHED 185, or faculty permission.

PHED    189    Internship Seminar    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: At least junior standing and faculty permission.

NOTE: PHED 189 is not required for students completing the Outdoor Education pattern.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 18-34 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required depending upon the advising pattern chosen. Students must select one of the following advising patterns for completion of the major course requirements.

ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PATTERN: 20-21 units

5 courses required:

PHED    051    Aquatics for Adaptive Instructor    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: First Aid and CPR or faculty permission; WSI recommended.

PHED    145    Human Movement/Learn/Perform    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.

PHED    212    Intro to Adapted Phys Activities    3.0    FS

PHED    213    Prog for Phys/Neuro Disabilities    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: PHED 212 or faculty permission.

PHED    214    Prog for Mental/Emot/Lrn Disabil    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: PHED 212 or faculty permission.

2 courses selected from:

PHED    116    Prin Spt Injury Mgt    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: Basic First Aid or equivalent course; faculty permission.

PHED    181    Recondition Athletic Injuries    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: PHED 116; a course in anatomy is recommended.

PHED    215    Collaboration in Adapted PE    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: PHED 212 or faculty permission.

PHED    216    Motor Assess Exceptional Child    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: PHED 212 or faculty permission.

PHED    285    Seminar in Sports Medicine    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 003, BIOL 004, PHED 100 or faculty permission, PHED 180.

RECR    264    Therapeutic Recr Technique    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: RECR 060.

RECR    266    Program Mgmt Special Populations    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: RECR 060; RECR 262; RECR 264; or faculty permission.

ATHLETIC TRAINING PATTERN: 19 units

3 courses required:

PHED    116    Prin Spt Injury Mgt    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: Basic First Aid or equivalent course; faculty permission.

PHED    117    Advanced Athletic Training    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 116.

PHED    188    Adv Fieldwork in Athl Training    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 117; PHED 181; PHED 187; Basic First Aid and CPR cards; faculty permission.

3 courses selected from:

PHED    145    Human Movement/Learn/Perform    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.

PHED    181    Recondition Athletic Injuries    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: PHED 116; a course in anatomy is recommended.

PHED    186    Sports Epidemiology    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.

PHED    208    Social Psych of Sport/Play/Games    3.0    FS

This course is the same as PSY 208 which may be substituted.

PHED    212    Intro to Adapted Phys Activities    3.0    FS

PHED    285    Seminar in Sports Medicine    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 003, BIOL 004, PHED 100 or faculty permission, PHED 180.

COACHING AND ADMINISTRATION PATTERN: 24-25 units

Students wishing to pursue a career in coaching with any degree should consult a physical education adviser. The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) requires individuals who are not physical education majors to acquire coaching certification. CIF has approved this pattern, and individuals who satisfactorily complete the program are automatically qualified to coach. See your adviser to discuss career plans and appropriate selection of courses.

4 courses required:

PHED    145    Human Movement/Learn/Perform    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.

PHED    184    Assessment in Physical Education    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

PHED    202    Psychology of Coaching    3.0    FS

PHED    230    Adm/Mgmt of Sport/Fitness Progs    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy skills.

2 courses required:

PHED    231    Principles of Team Sports    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy skills. Course includes laboratory projects and written exams which cover the essential elements of coaching and performing in a team sport environment. One major project will be designed by each student.

PHED    232    Principles of Individual Sports    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy skills.

NOTE: Either PHED 231 or PHED 232 may be taken twice to meet this requirement.

2 courses selected from:

PHED    105    Analysis of Basic Movement    3.0    FS

PHED    116    Prin Spt Injury Mgt    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: Basic First Aid or equivalent course; faculty permission.

PHED    146    Sport and Society    3.0    FS

This course is the same as SOCI 146 which may be substituted.

PHED    147    Sport/Game/Play Non-West Cult    3.0    FS *NW

PHED    208    Social Psych of Sport/Play/Games    3.0    FS

This course is the same as PSY 208 which may be substituted.

PHED    224    Biomechanical Analysis    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 185 and basic computer literacy.

PHED    254    Theory/Practice of Play & Games    3.0    SP

FITNESS AND WELLNESS PATTERN: 18-19 units

3 courses required:

PHED    145    Human Movement/Learn/Perform    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.

PHED    184    Assessment in Physical Education    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

PHED    280    Clinic in Exercise Physiology    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 180; faculty permission.

3 courses selected from:

PHED    105    Analysis of Basic Movement    3.0    FS

PHED    116    Prin Spt Injury Mgt    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: Basic First Aid or equivalent course; faculty permission.

PHED    186    Sports Epidemiology    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.

PHED    208    Social Psych of Sport/Play/Games    3.0    FS

This course is the same as PSY 208 which may be substituted.

PHED    212    Intro to Adapted Phys Activities    3.0    FS

PHED    282    Medical Topics in Exercise Physi    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline or PHED 180A, PHED 185, PHED 280 or faculty permission.

PHED    285    Seminar in Sports Medicine    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 003, BIOL 004, PHED 100 or faculty permission, PHED 180.

PHED    286    Anat/Patho Aspects of Sports Inj    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 003, BIOL 004, PHED 185.

PHED    288    Sem Sport/Phys Act Health Care    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 117, PHED 181.

OUTDOOR EDUCATION PATTERN: 28-34 units

Students wishing to pursue a career in outdoor education with any degree should consult with the Coordinator of the Outdoor Education program in the Physical Education and Exercise Science Department. Wilderness 1st Responder certification is required for this pattern. It is granted and authorized through three different agencies: Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI), Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA), and Stone Hearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO). These companies conduct courses throughout North America and each company recognizes the others’ certification. Wilderness 1st Responder is offered on the CSU, Chico campus through WMI and is sponsored by the Associated Students, Adventure Outings. Wilderness 1st Responder certification also includes Standard First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.

NOTE: Students completing this pattern may use two of the following required courses in the Outdoor Education/Recreation group lower-division activity course requirements: PHED 024, PHED 026, or PHED 028.

8 courses required:

PHED    024    Methods of Teaching Rock Climb    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.

PHED    027    Winter and the Mountain    4.0    JA

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder, PHED 026 or RECR 115.

PHED    028    Methods of Tch Canoeing/Kayaking    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder.

PHED    260    Phil Found of Outdoor Education    3.0    FS

PHED    262    Theory of Experiential Education    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 260.

PHED    264    Facilitating Adventure Exp    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 260.

PHED    270    Practicum in Outdoor Education    9.0    SM

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder, PHED 024, PHED 026, PHED 027, PHED 028, PHED 260, PHED 264, RECR 040.

RECR    040    Outdoor Recreation Systems    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010; or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

PHED    026    Methods of Tch Wilderness Living    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.

RECR    085    Camp Mgmt & Outdoor Leadership    3.0    FS

THE OPTION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER EDUCATION: 87 units

This option satisfies all requirements for subject matter competency in physical education and the single subject teaching credential program. Additionally, by completing all the required courses, students will be granted the Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certification that is required of all California credentialed secondary teachers. Consult with a Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) adviser early in order to determine your academic plan as courses follow a presecribed sequence.

Lower-Division Courses: 3 units

Select activity breadth courses with the prior approval of a PETE adviser.

3 courses selected from:

PHED    012A    Beginning Badminton    1.0    FS

PHED    012B    Intermediate Badminton    1.0    FS

PHED    016A    Beginning Aerobic Dance    1.0    FS

PHED    016B    Intermediate Aerobic Dance    1.0    FS

PHED    016C    Advanced Aerobic Dance    1.0    FS

PHED    017A    Bicycling    1.0    FS

PHED    018J    Intermediate Basketball: Men    1.0    FS

PHED    018V    Beginning Basketball: Women    1.0    FS

PHED    018W    Intermediate Basketball: Women    1.0    FS

PHED    020A    Beginning Bowling    1.0    FS

PHED    020B    Intermediate Bowling    1.0    FS

PHED    020C    Advanced Bowling    1.0    FS

PHED    029    Flag Football    1.0    FA

PHED    034A    Beginning Golf    1.0    FS

PHED    034B    Intermediate Golf    1.0    FS

PHED    036I    Beginning Gymnastics: Men    1.0    FS

PHED    036J    Intermediate Gymnastics: Men    1.0    FS

PHED    036V    Beginning Gymnastics: Women    1.0    FS

PHED    036W    Intermediate Gymnastics: Women    1.0    FS

PHED    041A    Beginning Jujitsu/Self-Defense    1.0    FS

PHED    041B    Intermed Jujitsu/Self-Defense    1.0    FS

PHED    042    Aikido    1.0    FS

PHED    043A    Beginning Karate    1.0    FS

PHED    043B    Intermediate Karate    1.0    FS

PHED    043C    Advanced Karate    1.0    FS

PHED    044A    Beginning TaeKwonDo    1.0    FS

PHED    044B    Intermediate TaeKwonDo    1.0    FS

PHED    044C    Advanced TaeKwonDo    1.0    FS

PHED    047I    Beginning Indoor Soccer: Men    1.0    FS

PHED    047J    Intermediate Indoor Soccer: Men    1.0    FS

PHED    048V    Beginning Soccer: Women    1.0    FS

PHED    048W    Intermediate Soccer: Women    1.0    FS

PHED    049A    Beginning Slow-Pitch Softball    1.0    FS

PHED    050V    Beginning Softball: Women    1.0    SP

PHED    050W    Intermediate Softball: Women    1.0    SP

PHED    054A    Beginning Swimming    1.0    FS

PHED    054B    Intermediate Swimming    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water; satisfactory performance of front crawl, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke.

PHED    054C    Advanced Swimming    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water; satisfactory performance of front crawl, side stroke, and elementary back stroke.

PHED    056A    Beginning Tennis    1.0    FS

PHED    056B    Intermediate Tennis    1.0    FS

PHED    062A    Beginning Volleyball    1.0    FS

PHED    062B    Intermediate Volleyball    1.0    FS

PHED    064A    Beginning Water Polo    1.0    FS

PHED    064B    Intermediate Water Polo    1.0    FS

PHED    064K    Advanced Water Polo: Men    1.0    FA

PHED    066A    Beginning Weight Training    1.0    FS

PHED    066B    Intermediate Weight Training    1.0    FS

PHED    069    Yoga    1.0    Inq

Upper-Division Courses: 63 units

20 courses required:

EDUC    100    Democracy & Pub Schl in America    2.0    SMF

EDUC    102    Access & Equity in Education    3.0    FS

EDTE    230A    Fundamentals of Teaching Prac    3.0    SMF

EDTE    230B    Teaching with Technology    1.0    FS

EDTE    230C    Literacy Development    3.0    SMF

EDTE    230F    Teaching Practicum I    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Admission to the Department of Education Single Subject Program and completion of Block Two courses.

EDTE    230G    Subject Area Pedagogy II    3.0    FS

EDTE    230R    Apps for Democratic Education    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Capstone course to be taken in the final semester of the program.

EDTE    230S    Teaching Practicum II    9.0    FS

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Practicum I (EDTE 230F).

ENGL    110    Adv. Comp. for Future Teachers    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001. ENGL 124 recommended.

HCSV    261    Hlth Ed for Secondary Sch Tchrs    3.0    FS

PHED    108    Dance/Rhythms/ Educ Gymnastics    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

PHED    109    Develop Approp PE for Children    3.0    FS

PHED    110    Develop Approp PE-Middle School    3.0    FS

PHED    111    Develop Approp PE-High School    3.0    FS

PHED    112    Outdoor Education & Aquatics    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

PHED    143    Philosophy of School Based PE    3.0    FS

PHED    144    Motor Development & Behavior    3.0    FS

PHED    184    Assessment in Physical Education    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

PHED    212    Intro to Adapted Phys Activities    3.0    FS

NOTE: PSY 202 may be substituted for PHED 144; EDTE 230D may be substituted for PHED 111; and EDTE 230E may be substituted for PHED 212. Adviser’s permission is required for substitutions.

Additional Requirements:

FIELD EXPERIENCE: 45 hours aiding or observing in a classroom in the last four years and prior to student teaching is required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This experience is to be supervised by a credentialed teacher and verified in writing. The following conditions are necessary:
1. Single Subject Credential field experience must be in secondary (grades 7-12) classrooms;
2. CLAD Emphasis credential field experience must be in a classroom with a culturally and linguistically diverse student population. See PETE adviser for assistance in determining field experience.

NOTE: By the beginning of the junior year, at the time of admission to the credential program, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.67, or a GPA of 2.75 for the last 60 units. Candidates must maintain a 3.0 average or better in EDTE 230 courses. PHED courses listed must be completed with a C- or better.

Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD): 15 units

2 courses required:

ENGL    121    Principles of Language    3.0    FS

ENGL    232    Second Language Acquisition    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 121.

1 course selected from:

ANTH    104    Language and Culture    3.0    FS

HIST    134    American Ethnic Origins    3.0    FS *Eth

This course is the same as MCGS 134 which may be substituted.

R S    185    Religion/Amer Ethnic Minorities    3.0    FS *Eth

This course is the same as MCGS 185 which may be substituted.

SOSC    102    Temporal Concepts    3.0    FS *Eth

6 units selected from:

6 units of course work in any single non-English language. NOTE: This requirement may be waived for students with demonstrated competence in any non-English language or with three years of high school language courses in a single language with a B or higher average. See adviser for other alternatives.

NOTE: Students are also reminded that the following courses are required for the Option in Physical Education Teacher Education: CMST 011 or CMST 012; CSCI 010 (or equivalent); ENGL 110; POLS 055 or POLS 155. Students interested in earning subject matter competency in physical education with intentions of entering credential programs other than the Physical Education Teacher Education Option must take an alternate set of courses. See a PETE adviser as soon as possible to establish an academic contract.

Optional Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential: 20 units

In order to complete the specialist credential in adapted physical education, students must obtain or be working toward a credential that authorizes them to teach physical education. This credential allows future physical education teachers to instruct individuals with disabilities in the public schools. These courses may be taken in addition to the Option in Teacher Education program, but are not required for that option or degree.

7 courses required:

PHED    051    Aquatics for Adaptive Instructor    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: First Aid and CPR or faculty permission; WSI recommended.

PHED 051 may be applied to the lower-division requirements.

PHED    212    Intro to Adapted Phys Activities    3.0    FS

PHED    213    Prog for Phys/Neuro Disabilities    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: PHED 212 or faculty permission.

PHED    214    Prog for Mental/Emot/Lrn Disabil    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: PHED 212 or faculty permission.

PHED    215    Collaboration in Adapted PE    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: PHED 212 or faculty permission.

PHED    216    Motor Assess Exceptional Child    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: PHED 212 or faculty permission.

PHED    217    Fieldwork Adapted Physical Educ    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 215; faculty permission.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor’s degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade, except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program.
Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major.
It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

Your Honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair. Most importantly, however, the Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the university for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows; such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these 6 units are independent study (299H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B.
2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units.
3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department.
4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department.
5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year.
6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your Honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major adviser for further information.