Physical Education Learning Goals & Objectives 

Learning Goal 1 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed in Writing)

Candidates in the Physical Education program will demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical, and professional knowledge necessary for successful performance in their field.

Students will:
  • Know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of a physically educated person
     

Learning Goal 2 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed Skills and Dispositions)

Candidates in the Physical Education program will demonstrate professional skills and dispositions necessary for successful performance in their field.

Students will:
  • Demonstrate that they are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health-enhancing fitness 
  • Implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state, and national standards to address the diverse needs of all students.
  • Use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning.
  • Utilize assessments and reflection to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions. 
     

Learning Goal 3 (SERVICE)

Candidates in the Physical Education program will demonstrate willingness to use their skills to benefit and serve society. Within the contexts of their work, candidates promote authentic learning, social and emotional development, and a commitment to social justice in environments that foster respect for diversity and the dignity of all.

Students will: 
  • Demonstrate dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals.
     

Learning Goal 4 (PROFESSIONALISM)

Candidates will demonstrate self-reflection as a habit of mind, continuously assessing and refining their professional practice as they construct a rich repertoire of research-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective performance ensuring that all students and/or clients have optimal opportunities to learn and grow. 

Students will:
  • Demonstrate dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals.
     

Learning Goal 5 (LEADERSHIP)

Candidates will become adept at applying their acquired knowledge in the process of evaluating their own professional performance and decision-making with respect to its impact on students and/or clients, organizations, and the wider community.

Students will:
  • Demonstrate dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals.