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Physical Education and Coaching (PECO)

  • Community college transfer hours may not exceed 62 hours toward this curriculum.  
  • Please review, print, and bring your CAPP compliance to each advisement meeting (see MSU MyState)  
  • It is each student’s responsibility to determine and obtain coursework required for any post-graduate studies and communicate those requirements with his/her advisor.  
  • Any questions regarding curriculum or advisement can be answered by logging onto http://mycourses.msstate.edu and searching the Kinesiology Advisement Hub (or http://canvas.msstate.edu after Spring 2019)  
  • General Education Requirements and MSU Course Catalog may be found by typing in a search within the MSU homepage at https://www.msstate.edu

*Students who do not have a 21 or Higher ACT Composite score should take PRAXIS 1 as soon as possible after completing their freshmen year!

*Note: Courses in bold are those for which you must complete previous prerequisite courses before enrolling.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (38 hrs) Hrs
ENGLISH (6 hours)  
EN 1103 English Comp 1 (prereq.: ACT English score 17 or above or EN 0103) OR EN 1163 Accelerated Comp 1 (prereq.: ACT English score 29 or above) 3
EN 1113 English Comp 2 (prereq.: English Comp I or Accelerated Comp I) OR EN 1173 Accelerated Comp II (prereq.: Accelerated Comp 1 or ACT English score 28 or higher) 3
FINE ARTS (3 hours)  
PE 1323 History & Appreciation of Dance Or other Gen. Ed. Fine Arts (see Gen. Ed. Requirements: Fine Arts) 3
MATH (6 hours)  
MA 1313 College Algebra (prereq.: ACT Math subscore 19 or prereq. grade of C or better in MA 0103) 3
ST 2113 Introduction to Statistics (prereq.: ACT Math subscore 24 or a grade of C or better in MA 1313) 3
SCIENCES (11 hours): suggested completion before Spring, Sophomore year)  
BIO 1134 Biology 1 OR other Gen. Ed. 4-hr BIO Natural Sci. (see Gen. Ed. Requirements: Natural Science) 4
CH 1213 Chemistry 1 & CH 1211 Investig. in Chem. 1 OR other Gen. Ed. 4-hr CH Natural Sci. (see Gen. Ed. Requirements: Natural Sci.) 4
Natural Science: suggest BIO 1004 (prereq.: any course in bio. sciences) OR other Gen. Ed. Natural Sci. (see General Ed. Requirements: Natural Sci.) 3-4
HUMANITIES (6 hrs)  
Choose 1 Gen. Ed. Humanities (see Gen. Ed. Requirements: Humanities) 3
Choose 1 Gen. Ed. Humanities (see Gen. Ed. Requirements: Humanities) 3
SOCIAL SCIENCES (6 hrs)  
PSY 1013 Psychology OR other Gen. Ed. Social/Behavioral Sci. (see Gen. Ed. Requirements: Social/Beh. Sci.) 3
SO 1003 Intro. to Sociology OR other Gen. Ed. Social/Beh. Sci. (see Gen. Ed. Requirements: Social/Beh. Sci.) 3

 

Major Core Courses Hrs
EP 2013 Fundamentals of Kinesiology (Suggested completion by the end of Freshman year) 3
PE 1243 Methods of Teaching Games & Sports (Background Check Required) 3
PE 1253 Methods of Teaching Lifetime Activities (Background Check Required) 3
PE 1263 Methods of Teaching Rhythms 3
PE 3133 Adapted Physical Education (Background Check Required) 3
PE 3153 Methods of Elementary PE (Background Check Required) 3
PE 3223 Motor Development (Prerequisite: BIO 1004) 3
PE 3533 Coaching Sports 3
PE 4533 Developing Coaching Expertise 3
PE 4283 Sport Biomechanics (Prerequisite: BIO 1004) 3
PE 1000 Play, Fitness & Physical Activity OR select 2, 1-hour P.E. activity courses (see MSU course catalog for descriptions. PE 1191 is not an option) 2
PE 3163 Sport Psychology 3
EP 3233 Anatomical Kinesiology 3
EP 3304 Exercise Physiology (Prerequisite: BIO 1004 and CH 1043 and CH 1213) 4
KI 2213 Emergency Health Care OR KI 3273 Athletic Training 3
PE 4853 Motor Learning (Prerequisite: PE 3223) 3
EDF 3333 Social Foundations in Education 3
EDX 3213 Psychology & Education of Exceptional Children & Youth 3
PE 4163 Principals & Methods of Secondary PE (Admission to Teacher Education Required) 3
PE 4173 Tests and Measurements (Admission to Teacher Education Required) 3
PE 4883 School Health Education (Admission to Teacher Education Required) 3
EPY 3143 Human Development & Learning  (Admission to Teacher Education Required) 3
EPY 3253 Evaluating Learning (Admission to Teacher Education Required) 3
EDF 4243 Planning for Diverse Learning (Admission to Teacher Education Required) 3
PE 4873 Professional Seminar (To be taken with Student Teacher Internship: Admission to Teacher Education Required) 3
PE 4886 Teaching Internship (Admission to Teacher Education Required) 6
PE 4896 Teaching Internship (Admission to Teacher Education Required) 6

 

Phase I: Enroll in Physical Education and Coaching

  • Get admitted to Mississippi State University
  • Declare Kinesiology as Major with concentration in Physical Education and Coaching

Phase II: Admission to Teacher Education Requirements

see advisor to apply for admission to teacher education

  • Minimum of 2.75 GPA on 44 hours including the core
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • C or better in Comp I, Comp II, and College Algebra
  • Background Check: go to https://mycb.castlebranch.com/ and enter code MI43
  • Two recommendation forms from Educators
  • Verification of 40 hours of work experience with children or youth
  • Signed Dispositions Form
  • Proof of Liability Insurance 
  • Licensure Information Form
  • Purchase 4 year Subscription to Taskstream by Watermark
  • Test Scores: ACT 21 Composite, equivalent SAT. or PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators score of 156 reading, 162 writing, 150 mathematics.
  • Completion of the online orientation module (after adm. to TE)

Phase III: Teaching Internship

  • Minimum of 90 Semester Credit Hours
  • Completion of all Professional Education courses with a C or better
  • Minimum overall 2.5 GPA
  • Submit Application and Advisor Agreement to OCFBI (318 Allen)
  • Take the PRAXIS Subject Assessment and the PRAXIS Principals of Learning and Teaching (PLT)