College of Communication & Education

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Option in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)

The PETE program philosophy is congruent with the University’s vision for intensive, high-quality learning environments, cutting edge learning and information resources, intellectual rigor, and moral development. Furthermore, the program coincides with the University’s concept of a well-prepared teacher. This view of prospective teachers includes preparation of:

  • Effective public school teachers who will be ready to serve a diverse population of learners based on demographic changes in California.
  • Informed and reflective teachers who can link theory and practice.
  • Teachers who are knowledgeable and skillful agents of change who insure that schools are places where California’s future is shaped.
  • Teachers who understand the developmental nature of learners in a pluralistic, democratic society.
  • Teachers who value lifelong learning and are committed to personal growth and development

Option in Movement Studies

  • The curriculum in Movement Studies develops professionals that:
  • Integrate exercise science and practical knowledge of physical activity
  • Value lifelong learning and are committed to the personal growth of clients
  • Value individual differences and the developmental nature of learning