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Physical Education, B.S. Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Albuquerque, NM, United States
The Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program of studies leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education is designed to prepare the student to teach physical education in elementary, middle, and/or junior and senior high schools (K–12).
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The Physical Education program of studies includes 57 hours of general education coursework and 76 hours of content preparation. Students completing the program are eligible to apply for a teaching license in New Mexico. 

A program built for you!

  • Be a part of a cohort group of other students who share a passion for teaching, coaching, and promoting healthy lifestyles for children.
  • Get real life teaching experience in schools with real children.
  • Further your personal growth and development and give back to your community.
  • Assist faculty members with research on physical education teachers, proper assessment in PE, and other critical issues in the field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Composition
  • Professional Laboratory Experience in Physical Education 
  • Teaching Fitness Concepts 
  • Physical Education Skills and Content Knowledge 
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences 
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • After you have completed at least 26 hours and have an overall GPA of 2.5, the College of Education allows you to apply for admission to College of Education programs. 
  • The Physical Education Teacher Education Program (PETE) requires that you have successfully completed all College of Education requirements and PETE Checkpoint 1 requirements (including a B- or better in all PETE professional preparation courses). 
  • The College of Education Advisement Office located in Hokona Hall provides application packets for admission to the College.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    269 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 269 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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