Hiring Physical Education Teachers

Physical education is an academic subject and should be taught by a state-licensed or state-certified teacher. If you're a school administrator in charge of hiring, use the SHAPE America guidance document on suggested job interview questions to help identify highly qualified physical education teachers from your pool of candidates.

Prior to interviews, you may want to read The Essential Components of Physical Education to review the latest definition of this critical educational subject.

Use this SHAPE America resource to help you identify promising teachers for your physical education program.


Share this information with other school administrators and principals, as well as with the supervisor or chair of your physical education department.