Good health starts early, and if you want to teach young people the value of strength and wellness, a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education may be right for you. Physical education or “gym class” is often viewed as the fun part of school for students, so PE teachers often enjoy their enthusiasm. For people who like to be active, be outside and dress comfortably every day, being a physical education teacher checks a number of boxes. As a teacher in the physical education department, you’ll love how your students develop lifelong athletic skills in a wide range of activities, such as soccer, basketball, or swimming.
The undergraduate Physical Education teacher certification program will prepare you to teach physical education in a P-12 setting. Candidates must meet AUM and Alabama Department of Education teacher certification requirements. An internship is required. For Points of Pride and Soaring Warhawks, see the Kinesiology page.
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.
Even though employment of teachers is affected by state and local budgets and budgetary restrictions, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of education, training, and library occupations will grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, with about 512,900 new jobs added during that time period. Nationally, the median annual wage for middle school teachers was $58,600 in May 2018. For high school teachers, it was $60,320. In Alabama, the annual mean wage of all secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education, was $51,180.
Department of Kinesiology
Auburn University at Montgomery
Wellness Center 208
The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.
Taylor Center 101
7400 East Drive Montgomery, AL 36117
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
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