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Physical Education Teacher Education

Physical Education Teacher Education – enables you to become a state certified physical education teacher, promoting physical activity and health with youths.  You can teach or coach in grades K-12.  You can also continue with graduate study in a sports-related field. The vision of the program is to not only prepare students to become excellent physical education teachers, but also valuable members of the school and local community.

Why the Southern Illinois University Carbondale PETE Program?

There are a number of reasons why the Southern Illinois University Carbondale PETE Program is a great choice for you. Below are just a few of the benefits:

  • You may enter the program as a freshman or transfer from another institution.
  • Class sizes are kept low for the best possible instruction.
  • Faculty members are experienced leaders in the field of Physical Education.
  • Several student teaching sites are available to suit your needs, from local schools in southern Illinois to sites near Chicago and St Louis.