Exercise and Sports Science

EC-12: All Level Teaching Certification and Coaching

Physical Education Teacher Education Program

The Physical  Education Teacher Education (PETE) Program at UMHB has a longstanding history of preparing outstanding educators for our K-12 schools. Upon graduation, students are qualified to  apply for Texas certification and are eligible to teach physical education and coach in public and  private schools, kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our  graduates positively impact their students by enabling them to develop skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to pursue healthy, active  lifestyles.

What Makes Us Different?

  • All classes in the PETE major are taught by full-time faculty who have earned advanced and terminal degrees within the physical education-teacher education profession and have had K-12 teaching experience.
  • Teacher candidates enroll in courses linking current educational theories and research to  “real-world” applications in K-12 schools. Students will utilize a range of teaching styles as they complete over 100 hours of fieldwork in addition to student teaching.
  • Course work includes, but is not limited to: instructional strategies, motor development, elementary and secondary curricula, assessment in physical education and coaching theory.
  • Numerous opportunities are available for PETE students  to work outside of the classroom setting (volunteer coaching, student mentors).
  • UMHB provides outstanding preparation for students as evidenced by a passing rate of 100% by our students on the Texas EC-12 TExES Exam.

Strength in teaching, research, and exercise.