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College of Education, Health and Human Services
The Bachelor of Science in Physical Education comprises three concentrations: Health and Physical Education, Physical Education Teacher Licensure and Human Movement Studies. Only the physical education teacher education and health and physical education concentrations lead to pre-kindergarten-through-grade-12 teaching licensure in Ohio.
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and secondary school teachers, except special education, held about 4.0 million jobs in 2006. Of the teachers in those jobs, about 1.5 million are elementary school teachers, 1.1 million are secondary school teachers, 674,000 are middle school teachers, 437,000 are preschool teachers, and 170,000 are kindergarten teachers. The vast majority work in elementary and secondary schools. Preschool teachers, except special education, are most often employed in child daycare services (59 percent), public and private educational services (16 percent), and religious organizations (15 percent). Employment of teachers is geographically distributed much the same as the population.
Students admitted to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services as freshmen must have been fully admitted to the university. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a major and/or admission to professional coursework for a selective admission program. To be admitted directly into a teacher education program and Community Health, it is required that new freshmen have a 2.75 high school GPA and 16 units of college preparatory curriculum or a 21 ACT or 980 SAT score. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of their intended major may enroll as pre-majors for selected programs or EHHS General until which time they have the required 2.75 GPA.
Minimum 121 credit hours required in the Human Movement Studies concentration and the Physical Education Licensure concentration. Minimum 159 credit hours required in the Health and Physical Education concentration.
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