Undergraduate Health Education - 6-12 Teacher Certification Program

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Health Education - 6-12 Teacher Certification

The Health Education (6-12) Program is a teacher certification program designed to prepare the student to teach Health Education in the school. Satisfactory completion of program requirements leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with eligibility for a Class B Teaching Certificate awarded by the Alabama State Department of Education. The program can be completed in 8 semesters and is 120 credit hours.

Why Health Education at the University of South Alabama

The program prepares teacher candidates to plan, implement, and evaluate health programs in the grades 6-12 setting. Course work and applied field experiences are designed to enable candidates to provide health education in a variety of education settings that include developmentally appropriate information and skills through a variety of teaching strategies.

Program of Study

The program is approved by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Candidates refine knowledge and skills in extensive classroom, laboratory, field, and clinical experiences. Throughout the program, students apply and assess pedagogical applications of technology. The program encourages the development of reflective, lifelong learners, and effective practitioners who interpret and apply current research in their teaching. Content area course work includes educational foundations, educational psychology, personal and community health, nutrition and hunger, drug education, human anatomy and physiology, human sexuality, and safety education.

Who Should Apply

If you have an interest in teaching health education, you would enjoy pursuing the Health (6-12) Teacher Certification Program.

Health Education Facilities

The Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Classrooms and Computer Lab are equipped with Smart Board® technology, projectors, and PCs with internet access. Other facilities include a weight-room, two gymnasiums, dance and martial arts studios, and instructional and research laboratories. 

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