Park Center, Room E-254
Lynn E. Couturier (Chair), JoEllen Bailey, Kate Becker, Colleen Buchanan, Shirley Cahill, Luis Columna, Diane Craft, Tim Davis, John Foley, Tom Fuchs, Kath Howarth, Mike Kniffin, Eric Malmberg, Tom Quinn, Jeff Walkuski, William Williams, Virginia Wright, Stephen Yang
For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration section.
Bachelor of Science in Education in Physical Education
Adapted Physical Education
The purpose of the B.S.Ed. program is teacher preparation for elementary and secondary schools. The program includes theory, teaching methods courses, activity courses and fieldwork experiences.
- Study abroad, including study in Germany and University of Ballarat, Australia
- Student teaching at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
- Early field experiences in schools
- Professional development opportunities through the Alliance of Physical Education Majors (APEM)
- SUNY Cortland mini-conference every fall semester
- Specialized indoor activity areas including ice arena, Olympic-sized pool, two dance studios, gymnastics gymnasium, four all-purpose gymnasiums, including one with a ropes course/climbing wall, squash/racquetball courts and wrestling room
- Specialized outdoor activity areas including a field house with a synthetic floor surface, 22 tennis courts, softball field, baseball field and a new multipurpose athletic complex, including two turf fields suitable for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and football, as well as an eight-lane all-weather 400 meter track with multiple runways and pits for jumping events.
- Outdoor Education Center at Raquette Lake
- Coaching certification for non-physical education majors
New York state coaching certification for non-physical education majors is offered as a noncredit, Web-based program through the Center for Educational Exchange, Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-232, (607) 753-4704.
Courses offered for the coaching certification include:
- Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics
- Health Sciences Applied to Coaching (Responding to Emergencies/First Aid)
- Theory and Techniques of Coaching
Enrollment in the Major
In order to enter and continue to move through the following professional block sequence (PED 201, 356, EDU 255, 256, 355, 454, 455 and 456), a student must have and must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average. Failure to maintain the minimum 2.5 grade point average after entering the professional block sequence will result in being placed in a probationary status within the major. A student will not be allowed to enroll in further professional block courses until the grade point average requirement is met.
A student who falls below the 2.5 minimum grade point average for a second consecutive semester will be subject to dismissal from the major. Applications to re-enter the major will be reviewed along with all other potential internal change of major applicants at the conclusion of each semester.
In addition to academic requirements, physical education majors must demonstrate competent movement performance and a health-enhancing level of fitness, as described in the NASPE Initial Physical Education Teacher Education Standards (2008). Specifically, they must demonstrate (1) personal competence in motor performance for a variety of physical activities and movement patterns; (2) achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness throughout the program; and (3) demonstrate performance concepts related to skillful movement for a variety of physical activities. These competencies are embedded in program course work. Students must attain an acceptable level of performance to successfully exit those courses.
Eligibility for Student Teaching
To be eligible for student teaching, a student must have an overall Cortland grade point average of 2.5. In addition, a student must be in good academic standing, have no incompletes, complete all prerequisite courses, have an accepted portfolio, complete the Child Abuse Recognition (CAR) and Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) Workshops, and have no grade lower than a C- in PED 201, EDU 255, EDU 355 and PED 356. Students must be eligible at the time of application; if ineligible, they must reapply when eligibility is achieved.
- Degree requirements listed here .
- Liberal Arts Requirements: 60 credit hours.
- In order to enter and continue to move through the following professional block sequence (PED 201, 356, EDU 255, 256, 355, 454, 455 and 456) students must have and must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average. Failure to maintain the minimum 2.5 grade point average after entering the professional block sequence will result in students being placed in a probationary status within the major. Students will not be allowed to enroll in further professional block courses until the grade point average requirement is met. Students who fall below the 2.5 minimum grade point average for a second semester will be subject to dismissal from the major.
- It should be noted that students wishing to change their major to physical education will enter a competitive pool for limited slots.