Physical Education Teacher Education
NEW! Information regarding CAEP National Recognition for PETE Programs
Initial Physical Education Teacher Education Standards
The SHAPE America Initial PETE Standards and Components were designed to develop pre-service candidates into competent and capable future professionals, and provide a performance-based assessment structure requiring candidates to demonstrate content and foundational knowledge, skillfulness and health-related fitness, planning and implementation, instructional delivery and management, assessment of student learning, and professional responsibility.
Standard 1: Content and Foundational Knowledge Physical education candidates demonstrate an understanding of common and specialized content, and scientific and theoretical foundations for the delivery of an effective preK-12 physical education program.
Standard 2: Skillfulness and Health-Related Fitness Physical education candidates are physically literate individuals who can demonstrate skillful performance in physical education content areas and health-enhancing levels of fitness.
Standard 3: Planning and Implementation Physical education candidates apply content and foundational knowledge to plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state and/or SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education through the effective use of resources, accommodations and/or modifications, technology and metacognitive strategies to address the diverse needs of all students.
Standard 4: Instructional Delivery and Management Physical education candidates engage students in meaningful learning experiences through effective use of pedagogical skills. They use communication, feedback, technology, and instructional and managerial skills to enhance student learning.
Standard 5: Assessment of Student Learning Physical education candidates select and implement appropriate assessments to monitor students’ progress and guide decision making related to instruction and learning.
Standard 6: Professional Responsibility Physical education candidates demonstrate behaviors essential to becoming effective professionals. They exhibit professional ethics and culturally competent practices; seek opportunities for continued professional development; and demonstrate knowledge of promotion/advocacy strategies for physical education and expanded physical activity opportunities that support the development of physically literate individuals.
SHAPE America. (2017). National Standards For Initial Physical Education Teacher Education. Reston, VA: Author.