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Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog

Physical Education Area of Concentration, Arts and Sciences AA: 619


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(R): 619

This AA area of concentration provides the first two years of a teacher preparation program for the elementary and secondary grade levels.

This curriculum prepares students to transfer to four year institutions with a broad-based background in the study of human movement and education theory and psychology. This curriculum is based upon introducing students to the Shape America National Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) standards for entry level physical education teachers. The program allows the students to fulfill their general education requirements, participate in field work experience, as well as complete a core of professional preparation work that is appropriate for students in their first two years of the physical education major. Courses will address pedagogy, psychology, motor skill and movement abilities as well as health and fitness promotion.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education course requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


Students should complete the required English and Math foundation courses within the first 24 credit hours. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 , or elective.

** BSSD courses must come from two different disciplines. Students are recommended to take PSYC 100 .

*** Program Electives can be selected from the following list: EDUC 102 , PHED 101 , PHED 116 , PHED 117 , PHED 120 , PHED 121 , PHED 143 , PHED 152 , PHED 163 , PHED 170 , PHED 186 , or PSYC 227 . Students transferring to Towson should take PSYC 227  for their elective. Students transferring to Salisbury should take PSYC 227  and EDUC 102  (1 credit). These students will have a total of 61 credits.

†† Meet with a program advisor to select General Education courses based on transfer school AND choose one General Education course from either Arts, Humanities, or Behavioral and Social Sciences distributions to fulfill the Global and Cultural Perspectives (GCP) requirement. Towson accepts MATH 150  or a Mathematics foundation (MATF) in addition to a Math ALEKS score of 61 or higher.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


Distribution Courses


General Education Institutional Requirementa


Program Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 , or elective.

** BSSD courses must come from two different disciplines. Students are recommended to take PSYC 100 .

*** Program Electives can be selected from the following list: EDUC 102 , PHED 101 , PHED 116 , PHED 117 , PHED 120 , PHED 121 , PHED 143 , PHED 152 , PHED 163 , PHED 170 , PHED 186 , or PSYC 227 .

†† Meet with a program advisor to select General Education courses based on transfer school AND choose one General Education course from either Arts, Humanities, or Behavioral and Social Sciences distributions to fulfill the Global and Cultural Perspectives (GCP) requirement. Towson accepts MATH 150  or a Mathematics foundation (MATF) in addition to a Math ALEKS score of 61 or higher.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Identify historical, philosophical, and social perspectives of physical education issues and legislation.
  • Analyze and correct elements of motor skills and performance concepts.
  • Develop and implement appropriate (e.g. measureable, developmentally appropriate, performance-based) goals and objectives aligned with local, state, and/or national objectives.
  • Design and implement content and assessments that are aligned with lesson objectives.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current technology by planning and implementing learning experiences that require students to appropriately use technology to meet lesson objectives.
  • Implement effective demonstrations, explanations, and instructional cues and prompts to link physical activity concepts to appropriate learning experiences.

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