Health Education Teacher Education (HETE)
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The current National Standards for Initial Health Education Teacher Education is firmly supported by the common roles and responsibilities of professional practices in Health Education. Additionally, a concerted effort was made to capture the knowledge and skills that are unique to newly prepared health education teacher preparation candidates.
Standard 1: Content Knowledge Health education candidates demonstrate an understanding of health education content, health literacy skills, digital literacy skills, theoretical foundations of behavior change and learning, and applicable preK-12 health education standards for the purpose of instilling healthy behaviors in all learners.
Standard 2: Planning Health education candidates plan relevant and meaningful school health education instruction and programs that are sequential and aligned with appropriate preK-12 health education standards. Plansinclude the use of instructional technology, resources and accommodations that support the needs of all learners regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, cognitive ability and physical ability.
Standard 3: Implementation Health education candidates implement a range of school health education instructional strategies, while incorporating technology, to support student learning regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, cognitive ability or physical ability. Candidates demonstrate communication skills and feedback equitably and use reflective practice strategies to meet the diverse needs of all learners.
Standard 4: Assessment Health education candidates use multiple methods of assessment to plan instruction, engage all learners, monitor learner progress, provide meaningful feedback, and reflect on and adjust units and lessons to enhance the acquisition of functional health knowledge and health-related skill proficiency for all learners.
Standard 5: Professionalism Health education candidates work collaboratively with all stakeholders, demonstrate ethical behavior, and engage in and reflect on professional learning opportunities in order to meet the diverse needs of all learners. Health education candidates communicate with stakeholders and advocate for school health education as an integral component of the school experience.
SHAPE America. (2018). National Standards For Initial Health Education Teacher Education. Reston, VA: Author.