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Physical Education Major with Teacher Certification in Health and Physical Education (Preschool-Grade 12), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, NJ,
This Physical Education Major with Teacher Certification in Health and Physical Education (Preschool-Grade 12), program from Montclair State University prepares students to be Physical Education and Health teachers. Students pursuing teacher certification must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program and follow the professional sequence.


Montclair State University’s Teacher Education Program is one of the most highly-regarded teacher preparation programs in the country. It has been consistently recognized both nationally and regionally for its unique features, including its structure, partnerships, and curricular emphases. 

The program is considered a model for other colleges and universities and has continuously been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.

The Teacher Education Program’s professional course sequence and field experiences emphasize teaching for critical thinking and culturally responsive teaching. The undergraduate program reflects a balance of a liberal education and professional preparation by combining rigorous general education, subject matter specialization, and professional training. The professional component for both undergraduates and graduate students addresses four broad areas:

  • Student development and learning
  • The classroom and the school
  • The curriculum
  • Effective teaching skills
  • Students who wish to pursue Physical Education Major with Teacher Certification in Health and Physical Education (Preschool-Grade 12) must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program at Montclair State University.

     Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.


    Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Montclair State University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Montclair State University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure

    Courses included:

    • Study of Human Diseases
    • Drug Education in the Schools
    • Mental Health in the Schools
    • Sexuality Education in the Schools
    • Freshman Seminar in Health and Physical Education
    • Development and Philosophy of Health and Physical Education
    • Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education
    • Management of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Fitness Programs
    • Human Motor Development
    • Physiology of Exercise
    • Kinesiology
    • Basic Motor Learning
    • Adapted Physical Education
    • Fitness Activities
    • Dance in the Schools
    • Introduction to Fielding and Target Games
    • Introduction to Invasion and Net Games

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


      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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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3
    Recommended score: 3.25

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    General Requirements

    A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA; however more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      18920 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      18920 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      11132 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5566 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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    per 12-18 credits

    Living costs for Montclair

    • 1673 - 4120 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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