Students are exposed to a variety of opportunities in the Physical Education Program. Check out the links below!!
Student Ambassadors are undergraduate students who represent the Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Department in a variety of on and off-campus recruitment and retention efforts. Selected Ambassadors are expected to participate in the program for two full semesters. Under the guidance of the department chair, Ambassadors have the opportunity to participate in EIU open house events, college visit days and regional university recruitment fairs. Information and the application form can be found here.
The PETE club is a great way for students to meet other majors in the program and engage in meaningful opportunities that will prpeare them for a career in physical education. The club has professional meetings as well as social events. In addition, the Club has an EIU Physical Education Facebook page which highlights events in the program, job opportunities, etc. The Facebook page is a great way for current majors to stay in touch with alumni as well.
Each month, students in the program have the opportunity to be selected for student of the month. Faculty selections are based upon students who go above and beyond and display excellence as it related to being a quality physical education teacher.
As a student within the Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Department, you are eligible for a number of teacher certification specific scholarships at Eastern Illinois University. The application period is in early Spring of each year. Scholarships are awarded each year at the Annual Awards Banquet in April. Every year the Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Department awards more than 14 scholarships to our wonderful students.
Students in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation should meet with their academic advisor each semester. This provides guidance in selecting the courses required toward graduation and is how you obtain your alternate pin number to be eligible to register. Mrs. Colleen Kattenbraker handles advising for all physical education students. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and her office is located at 2220 Lantz.
The edTPA Handbook for Phsyical Education is the blueprint for success in student teaching. The PETE Program pass rate for edTPA is near 100%! This success allows our majors to obtain quality jobs when they graudate in the area of Health, Physical Education & Coaching.
What kind of questions do principals ask at an interview? What are principals looking for in potential teachers? Check out the links below......