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Physical Education Teacher Preparation

The Physical Education Teaching program prepares students to become certified physical educators in the state of Nebraska. Students may select an endorsement that includes Physical Education K-12 or Physical Education 7-12 and Health Education 7-12. The program includes hand on field experience in both urban and suburban schools beginning with observations and culminating with student teaching the final semester.

Possible job settings:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School

PE Teacher Endorsements
PE Teaching Endorsement: K-12
PE Teaching Endorsement: 7-12
PE and Health Teaching Endorsements: 7-12.

Supplemental Endorsements
Coaching Endorsements are available for soccer, softball, volleyball, wrestling, baseball, football, track and field, and basketball. If you are interested in any of these endorsements, then please contact Edward Panton at

Adapted PE Endorsement


above: Road to Glory,
sculpture by John Labja

PE majors in the "Dance in the Secondary Schools" class served as models for this work which is located at Rosenblatt Stadium.

left: Teacher candidates at AAHPERD 2005 conference in Chicago, IL.

If you are interested in the Physical Education Teaching major, then please check the worksheet to see if you are interested in these classes.” The word worksheet should be a link to open the Physical Education worksheet as a webpage.