PHETE Curriculum Overview
A complete listing of all core, elective, and M.A.T. courses is available in the official JMU Catalog.
The Physical & Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) concentration is committed to educating future leaders in the profession of teaching through physical & health education. The program encourages the student to advocate for effective educational changes, work collaboratively and collectively for social change, and value continue professional growth.
The PHETE concentration is a five-year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Upon successful completion of the first four years students earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in kinesiology. The fifth-year MAT degree provides the requisite courses to obtain a VA state teaching license in Physical and Health Education (PK-12). It is necessary to be admitted to both the JMU teacher education program and the PHETE program prior to enrolling in professional education courses. Specific requirements are available from the PHETE coordinator. This concentration is influenced by the guidelines established by CAEP/SHAPE America & the JMU Professional Education Conceptual Framework.