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Teaching Specialty - Health Education

Major Requirements

Major: Health Education - School Health

Degree Type: B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 12

General Education Requirements

First Year Experience (F):
HD&E 189Skills for Academic Success (Students transferring in 24 or more credits do not need to take HD&E 189.)1
Communication (C):
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 120College Composition II3
ENGL 358Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Quantitative Reasoning (R): Select from current general education list3
Science & Technology (S):
A one-credit lab must be taken as a co-requisite with a general education science/technology course unless the course includes an embedded lab experience equivalent to a one-credit course. Select from current general education list10
Humanities & Fine Arts (A): Select from current general education list6
Social & Behavioral Sciences (B):
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3
Wellness (W):
HNES 217Personal and Community Health *3
Cultural Diversity (D): Select from current general education list
Global Perspectives (G): Select from current general education list
Total Credits41

Major Requirements

General Education Requirements40
Teaching Specialty Requirements
HDFS 135Family Science **3
HDFS 230Life Span Development3
or PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology
HNES 110Introduction to Health and Physical Education *3
HNES 200Principles of Nutrition *3
or HNES 250 Nutrition Science
HNES 341Psychosocial Aspects of Health *3
HNES 345Materials and Concepts of Health Education *3
HNES 367Principles of Conditioning *3
HNES 445Organization and Administration of Coordinated School Health Programs *3
PSYC 210Human Sexuality **3
PSYC 212Psychological Aspects of Drug Use and Abuse **3
Professional Education Requirements
EDUC 321Introduction to Teaching3
EDUC 322Educational Psychology3
EDUC 451Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment3
EDUC 481Classroom Practice Methods of Teaching I: (Health Ed K-12)3
EDUC 485Student Teaching Seminar1
EDUC 486Classroom Management for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 487Student Teaching9
EDUC 488Applied Student Teaching3
EDUC 489Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds3
College Requirement
HD&E 320Professional Issues1
Degree Requirement: Potential of 19 credits to reach 12219
Total Credits122

Students must earn a grade of ‘B’ or better in these courses.


Students must earn a grade of 'C' or better in these courses.

Degree Requirements and Notes

  • A GPA of 2.75 or better in the teaching specialty is required to stay in full standing in the program, for placement in student teaching, and to exit from the program. 
  • A GPA of 2.75 or better in professional education requirements and completion of Praxis II and PLT exams, are required to exit the program.
  • Courses taken Pass/Fail will not be used to satisfy any requirements other than total credits.
  • See School of Education for admission requirements.

School Health (K-12) Option

The following combinations of courses are suggested semester schedules that allow the student to complete his/her major/option degree program in a four-year span.  The arrangement of courses is based on which semesters the course is offered, the classification and the prerequisites or co-requisites required for successful completion of the course.  The 4-Year Plan should be used with the curriculum guide.  Remember, this is only a guide and circumstances may change the plan.

ENGL 1103COMM 1103
HD&E 1891ENGL 1203
Humanities/Fine Arts3HDFS 1353
PSYC 1113Science/Technology3
Quantitative Reasoning3SOC 1103
HNES 110*3 
 16 15
EDUC 3213HNES 200 or 250*3
EDUC 3223HNES 217*3
Humanities/Fine Arts3HNES 341*3
Science/Technology w/Lab4PSYC 2103
Elective3PSYC 250 or HDFS 2303
 16 15
HNES 367*3EDUC 4893
PSYC 2123ENGL 3583
Science/Technology3HNES 345*3
 16 15
EDUC 4513EDUC 4851
EDUC 481 (HE Section)3EDUC 4879
EDUC 4863EDUC 4883
HNES 445*3 
HD&E 3201 
 16 13
Total Credits: 122

 Students must earn a "B" or better in all courses identified with an asterisk (*).