Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teacher Education - Emphasis in Health and/or Physical Education

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Licensure

PBCTE- Emphasis in Health and/or Physical Education is a flexible program that is designed for students who have a BA or BS degree and wish to obtain initial basic teacher certification in health and/or physical education. Students do not have to complete any content knowledge coursework prior to admissions, however, the program length varies based on prior coursework and content knowledge. Depending on the content area and level chosen for certification will determine the number of credit hours needed to complete the program (minimum 34). Students who complete this initial teacher licensure program are encouraged to continue their professional growth. PBCTE-Secondary students may apply up to 12-course credits from the program to a College of Education (COE) master’s degree program. Students must negotiate course transfer at the time of application to the master’s program.

Common Careers

Graduates of this program become teachers in elementary and/or secondary educational institutions, both public (Hawai‘i Department of Education and Public Charter Schools) and private.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be recommended for licensure in the State of Hawai‘i in one of the following fields depending on their personal choices:

  • K-12 Health and Physical Education
  • 6-12 Health and Physical Education
  • 6-12 Health Education
  • 6-12 Physical Education
  • K-6 Physical Education
Career and Licensure Information

Once completing an initial teacher licensure program, graduates are eligible to apply for a state license through the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board, which will allow the licensee to teach in public and charter schools in the State of Hawai‘i.

Hawai‘i also participates in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement which facilitates the mobility of educators among states that are members of NASDTEC. UHM recommends you contact the office of certification in any state to which you may be relocating to get the most current information. See NASDTEC website for more information.

Admission Requirements
Gainful Employment Information View This Task

The federal government passed legislation that explicitly requires educational programs, which receive funding under Title IV: Federal Student Aid Grants, Federal Student Aid Loans, and Federal Student Aid Work-study, to comply with Gainful Employment (GE) rules. Gainful employment programs at public institutions include non-degree programs, such as certificate programs that are not part of a degree. The College of Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Secondary Education (PBCSE) Program qualifies as a GE program. Click on the link below to read the disclosures associated with the GE rule for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Secondary Education (PBCSE):

Post Baccalaureate Certification in Secondary Education Gainful Employment data

Apply to UH System View This Task

In order to be accepted into the COE you must also be accepted into UHM. If you have not yet applied to UHM you can get the UH system application from the UHM Office of Admissions.

Completed Baccalaureate Degree View This Task

Must have graduated from an accredited, four-year institution of higher education recognized by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), prior to beginning the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Secondary Education (PBCSE): Physical Education program.

To check if you graduated from a UHM recognized institution contact the UHM office of Admissions at manoa.admissions@hawaii.edu or 800-823-9771.

Cumulative GPA View This Task

2.50 Cumulative GPA or higher

To be eligible for any College of Education licensure track program, students must maintain a cumulative (combined) Grade Point Average (GPA) at or above a required level. Check specific program sheets or admission brochure for the GPA required of your intended program.

If your cumulative GPA does not meet, or if you are not sure if your cumulative GPA meets, the required minimum contact OSAS at osas@hawaii.edu or 808-956-7915 or 808-956-7849.

Major Cumulative GPA View This Task

2.50 Major Cumulative GPA or higher

To be eligible for any College of Education Licensure Track Program, you must maintain a cumulative (combined) Grade Point Average (GPA) in your academic major at or above a required level. Check specific program sheets for the Major GPA required of your intended program.

Hawai‘i DOE Employment View This Task

Please indicate if you are employed by HIDOE or PCS. If you are not employed please select "Not Employed".

40 Hours of Documented Group Leadership Experiences View This Task

Complete 40 hours of paid or voluntary group leadership field experience with K-12th grade students. The experience cannot have occurred more than 5 years prior to acceptance into the program.

Prior to applying, applicants must complete 40 hours of paid or voluntary group leadership field experience with the appropriate age group according to their major.

For example, Secondary Education students are required to work with 6 - 12th grade aged students (except for BS- Health and Physical Education majors, K-12 is required). Elementary Education students are required to work with K - 6th grade students. The experience must have been completed after high school and cannot have occurred more than 5 years prior to acceptance to a COE Licensure Track program.

  1. Download the Group Leadership Certification Form
  2. Submit the completed form to the College of Education:
    • Upload your Group Leadership Certification Form (preferred)
      • Must be in Word (.doc/.docx) or PDF (.pdf) format
      • Name your file Lastname_Firstname_FE (i.e. Doe_Jane_FE)
    • E-mail: osas@hawaii.edu
    • Fax: 808-956-4271
    • Mail/In Person :
      • College of Education
        Office of Student Academic Services
        1776 University Avenue
        Everly Hall, Room 126
        Honolulu, HI 96822

Interview with Program View This Task

Interview with the program

Interview(s) Instructions:
All Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Secondary Education (PBCSE): Physical Education are required to complete a personal admissions interview with Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science (KRS) faculty. These interviews must be completed by:

September 1 for COE priority consideration, or by October 1 for final consideration for Spring admission
February 1 for COE priority consideration, or by March 1 for final consideration for Fall admission

Only applicants who have successfully completed all admission requirements will be able to schedule a Personal Admissions Interview.

To schedule a Personal Admissions Interview contact the Department at: houl@hawaii.edu

If you need special accommodations for the personal admission interview, please contact the Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS) at 808-956-7915 in advance to seek assistance.

Personal Statement/Essay View This Task

Write a personal statement

You are required to write a response to the following as part of your application to the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Secondary Education (PBCSE): Physical Education program.

Think of the most influential teacher you have had.

  1. Tell us who that person is (including their name, level, and school) and how/why that person impacted you the most.
  2. Then tell us what unique qualities and skills you have that would make you a successful teacher.
Three Professional References View This Task

Provide Three (3) Professional References

List three people that may be contacted as professional references, e.g., supervisor, instructor, etc. The College reserves the right to contact professional references other than those listed.

Name E-mail Phone Relationship
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Repeated Courses (if any) View This Task
Attempt Course Institution Semester Credits Grade
#1 Initial
Retake
#2 Initial
Retake
#3 Initial
Retake
#4 Initial
Retake
#5 Initial
Retake
Hawai‘i Grow Our Own Teachers Initiative Stipend Application View This Task

Scholarship stipends may be available to qualified applicants and applicants who are Hawai'i Residents working as HIDOE emergency hires, substitute teachers, and educational assistants who hold a bachelor's degree and demonstrate content knowledge in a content area prioritized by the HIDOE as an area of need. This may include: Art, Dance, English, English as a Second Language, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Theater, and World Languages.

AlertNote: courses will be delivered in an online/hybrid format where instructors may hold synchronous online sessions in the evenings and/or schedule limited Saturday face to face sessions throughout the program.

Complete this form to apply for the stipend. This form must be completed by October 1.

Note: Scholarship stipends do not cover courses taken prior to the program.

Commitment to teaching

Word limit 500

Letter of Recommendation

Give the name and email address of the principal/vice-principal who will serve as your reference. The principal/vice-principal you entered below will automatically be sent an email that contains the confidential Principal/Vice-Principal Recommendation Form to complete on your behalf. It is your responsibility to follow-up to make sure your principal/vice-principal has received the email and form. The deadline for the College of Education to receive the recommendation form is October 22.

AlertA Principal/Vice-Principal Recommendation Form is NOT required if you are NOT currently employed by HIDOE or PCS.
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How to Apply
Application Deadlines
Spring Start Deadline Fall Start Deadline
Priority (General) September 1 February 1
Regular (General) October 1 March 1
International Students September 1 January 5

 


How to Apply
Tuition & Funding

Tuition and Fees

https://manoa.hawaii.edu/records/tuition_fees/tuition.html

The Grow Our Own Teachers Initiative, also known as GOO, is an opportunity for candidates enrolled in PBCTE-Secondary and the Master of Education in Teaching in Secondary Education programs to qualify for tuition stipends. GOO is made possible through a partnership between the College of Education of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and Hawai‘i Department of Education. For more information on eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit our Grow Our Own Teachers page.

UHM Financial Aid Services

https://www.hawaii.edu/fas/

Veterans Affairs

https://manoa.hawaii.edu/records/veterans/

Delivery Format

PBCTE- Health & Physical Education is a Mānoa based program that allows admissions in the Fall and Spring term each year. Although there are specific courses that are offered in an online format, there are some courses that require you to be on campus and therefore is not ideal for students who do not live on Oahu.

Licensure Options

There are many options for licensure through the Health and Physical Education PBCTE program. The licensure option that you pursue will dictate the number of credits that it will take you to complete the program. There are also ranges for credit hours for each program based on prior experiences and content knowledge.

  • K-12 Health and Physical Education (46 -105 credits)
  • 6-12 Health and Physical Education (46 – 93 credits)
  • 6-12 Health Education (24-43 credits)
  • 6-12 Physical Education (34-64 credits)
  • K-6 Physical Education (34-64 credits)
  • K-12 Physical Education (34-76 credits)
Coursework

The PBCTE – Health and/or Physical Education allows you flexibility in the coursework that you take based on the type of licensure that you are seeking. The amount of coursework needed is also based on previous coursework taken and content knowledge requirements. Therefore, the following are options and examples of the coursework needed for different licensure options. However, we suggest you set up a meeting with Da Houl (see the contact page) in order to determine exactly what classes you need.

PROGRAM OPTION A – Physical Education Only (34 – 49 credits)

Students must pass the PRAXIS Physical Education Content Knowledge (5091) and successfully complete and pass with proficiency a skill assessment equivalent to KRS 181 and 182 before admission into program A.

KRS 371 Teaching Techniques I
KRS 372 Teaching Techniques II
KRS 443 Diversity & Disability
KRS 470 Fitness for Life
KRS 473 Sociocultural Issues in Health and Physical Activity (Online)
KRS 402S/E Teaching Practicum (Need to take grade-level appropriate)
KRS 404 Teaching Methods: PE

Credits Student Teaching Residency (12-24 CR. Depending on certification level)
KRS 405 Student Teaching Residency
KRS 406 Seminar in Teaching Residency

PROGRAM OPTION B – Physical Education Only (61-76 credits)

KRS 113 Human Physiology and Anatomy
KRS 354/L Exercise and Sport Physiology
KRS 463 Sport Biomechanics
KRS 270 Introduction to Health and Physical Education
KRS 271 Performance-Based Assessment in Health and Physical Education
KRS 372 Teaching Techniques II
KRS 371 Teaching Techniques I
KRS 443 Diversity & Disability
KRS 470 Fitness for Life
KRS 473 Sociocultural Issues in Health and Physical Activity (Online)
KRS 477 Motor Development & Learning
EDEP 631 Adolescence and Education or EDEP 311
KRS 402S/E Teaching Practicum (Need to take grade-level appropriate)
KRS 404 Teaching Methods: PE

Credits Student Teaching Residency (12-24 CR. Depending on certification level)
KRS 405 Student Teaching Residency
KRS 406 Seminar in Teaching Residency

If the student would also like to be certified in Health Education they must complete either option A or B below (in addition to PE option A or B above or complete student teaching residency):

Program Option A – Health Education (24 – 36 credits)

Take 12 credits in Health Education and pass the Praxis Content Exam Health Education (5551) (must be completed prior to certification recommendation)

KRS 401: Advanced Health Concepts (online)
KRS 471: Teaching Methods in Health
KRS 485: Sexual Health Education (online)
KRS 484: Drug Abuse, Violence, & Injury Prevention (online)

Credits Student Teaching Residency (12-24 CR. Depending on certification level)
KRS 405 Student Teaching Residency
KRS 406 Seminar in Teaching Residency

Program Option B – Health Education (41-53 credits)

KRS 270: Introduction to Health and Physical Education
KRS 271: Performance-Based Assessment in Health and Physical Education
KRS 302: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
KRS 401: Advanced Health Concepts (online)
KRS 471: Teaching Methods in Health
KRS 473 Sociocultural Issues in Health and Physical Activity
KRS 477: Motor Development and Learning
KRS 485: Sexual Health Education
KRS 484: Drug Abuse, Violence, & Injury Prevention

Credits Student Teaching Residency (12-24 CR. Depending on certification level)
KRS 405 Student Teaching Residency
KRS 406 Seminar in Teaching Residency

Contact

For general information please contact:

College of EducationOffice of Student Academic Services (OSAS)
phone: (808) 956-7915
email: osas@hawaii.edu

 

For questions specific to health and physical education courses please contact one of the following people:

Da Houl

Program Specialist/KRS Advisor

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Erin Centeio

Assistant Professor