This major is for students interested in teaching physical education in grades PK-12.
Curriculum includes science-based and content-specific courses, teaching methods and
Why physical education at OSU?
OSU develops educators who facilitate life-long learning and enrich the quality of
life for people in public schools and other educational settings. Our education graduates
are highly sought after by school leaders and hiring officials in Oklahoma and other
states who recognize the exceptional quality of OSU graduates. Our students enter
the classroom with extensive and relevant practical experience.
Some careers listed below may require additional education.
Physical Education Teacher (PK-12)
Health and Wellness Instructor
Career and Technical Education Teacher
Elementary and Middle School Principal
School and Career Counselor
Special Education Teacher
OSU graduates more national board certified teachers than any other institution
in the state.
Students will participate in multiple field experiences throughout their curriculum.
Observation hours will be completed during the junior and senior years in rural and
urban school settings. During the final semester before graduation, students will
teach in both an elementary and secondary school setting, or they can participate
in student teaching abroad.
Student teaching abroad
Students have the opportunity to take their student teaching experience abroad, either
to Costa Rica or Mexico. The goal of the 15-week international internship program is to expand the personal
and professional experience of students and enrich their global perspective as teachers.
Living Learning Program
The Education, Health and Aviation Living Learning Program (LLP) is a residential community for students with a declared major within the college.
Located in University Commons, this program provides students with resources and strategies
for academic success and personal growth. Community building is paramount as students
create meaningful relationships through genuine interactions.