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College of Physical Activity
and Sport Sciences


Bachelor of Science

Physical Education Teacher Education

The Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) major in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at West Virginia University is focused on the preparation of physical educators. Graduates in physical education with teaching certification are generally employed as elementary or secondary health and/or physical education teachers and athletic coaches.

The WVU PETE program has established itself as a national leader in teacher training in physical education. The program provides a unique approach to skill analysis with computer assisted interaction video instruction which enables students to gain needed hands-on experience in teaching movement and sport skills.

Students complete a total of 142 hours to be dual certified to teach both physical education and health education. WVU’s major is nationally accredited by NCATE/NASPE which means graduates have the skills, knowledge, and dispositions that professional associations have identified as critical for beginning teaching to be successful in the work place.

Our undergraduate Physical Education Teacher Education majors have posted a 97 percent first time passage rate on the Physical Education Content Specialization test during the past five years. More than 160 students have taken the PRAXIS II test.


Lindsay B. Augustine

Student Services Specialist
(304) 293-3393

Office of Student Success West Virginia University College of Physical Activity
and Sport Sciences 375 Birch St., Morgantown WV 26505 P.O. Box 6116

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