Physical Education Teacher Education
Professional preparation programs that offer specialization in Physical Education may apply for CAEP Program Review with National Recognition.
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits teacher preparation programs. SHAPE America is the CAEP Specialized Professional Association (SPA) for physical education, and as such, SHAPE America develops the guidelines for physical education teacher education.
Initial Physical Education Teacher Education Standards
Please note that programs have a two year transition period to submit reports using either the 2008 or 2017 Initial PETE Standards. After the two year transition period, starting Spring 2019,programs must submit using the 2017 Initial PETE Standards. If you have questions or concerns please contact one of the SPA Coordinators below.
- NEW! 2017 Initial PETE Standards Any version of the 2017 PETE Standards downloaded and printed prior to 2/28/17 should be discarded.
- 2008 Initial PETE Standards
SPA Coordinator - Joe Halowich, Jhalowich@shapeamerica.orgSPA Coordinator - Michelle Carter, Mcarter@shapeamerica.org