Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (EC-12 Teaching/Coaching Academy Certification)

Teacher Certification

In addition to the general undergraduate admissions requirements, to obtain acceptance into the undergraduate Educator Preparation Program (and prior to taking EDUC 3003EDUC 3482EDUC 4113EDUC 4243, and Clinical Student Teaching) students must have:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 (includes all courses, whether posted to TWU transcript or used on a degree plan. Excludes developmental and repeated courses);
  • Completed EDUC 2003 with a C or better;
  • Demonstrated basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative;
  • Met the following Testing Requirements:
    • Have achieved the following test scores (none of which may be more than 5 years old):
      • Praxis Core: Math 150, Reading 156, Writing 162; or
      • ACT Scores (TWU Code 4224): Verbal 19 (Verbal is the average of the English, Reading, and Science sections); Math, 19, Composite 23; or
    • SAT Scores (TWU Code 6826): 
      • Prior to March 5, 2016: Verbal 500, Math 500, Composite 1070
      • After March 5, 2016: Math 530, EBRW 480; or
    • TExES Pre-admission Content Test (PACT; option available 1/1/2020).
  • Completed the Digital Literacy Pre-assessment;
  • Successfully completed a pre-admission departmental interview with an interview panel;
  • A minimum of 12 to 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought;
  • Completed department application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program;
  • Completed a Commitment Contract acknowledging awareness and understanding of the Dispositions Policy and Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Submitted a non-refundable Texas Education Agency Fee; and
  • Acknowledged and accepted admission to the Educator Preparation Program.

Please note: 

  • All accepted students must maintain the admission requirements to remain in the TWU Education Preparation Program.
  • Admission requirements are determined by Texas Education Agency policies and are subject to change without notice.
  • Students seeking Bilingual certification must meet minimum proficiency in Spanish.
  • Students seeking Deaf/Hard of Hearing certification must meet minimum proficiency in sign.

Contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services (OEPS) at copeadvising@twu.edu or (940) 898-2829 with any questions.

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 123-135

Major: 51 sch        

KINES.BS         CIP Code: 31.0505.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

KINS 1583Foundations of Assessment in Kinesiology3
KINS 1683Strength Training and Functional Anatomy3
KINS 1801Introduction to Kinesiology1
KINS 2112Team Sports2
KINS 2122Individual and Dual Sports2
KINS 2132Outdoor Adventure Activities2
KINS 2623Adapted Physical Activity3
KINS 2621Motor and Aquatic APE Instructional Lab1
KINS 3103Secondary Methods in Physical Education3
KINS 3101Practicum in Secondary Physical Education1
KINS 3143Disability Sport and Modified Games3
KINS 3203Elementary Methods in Physical Education3
KINS 3201Practicum in Elementary Physical Education1
KINS 3303Leadership through Experiential Activities3
KINS 3553Exercise and Sport Psychology3
KINS 3623Scientific Foundations of Human Movement3
KINS 3653Principles of Coaching3
KINS 3713Sport and Fitness Management3
KINS 3801Practicum in Coaching1
KINS 4573Motor Learning and Development3
KINS 4801Disability Sport Internship1
KINS 4822Assessment in Adapted Physical Education2
KINS 4821Motor and Physical Assessment of Individuals with Special Needs Internship1
Total SCHs51

Other Requirements

ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I (may be applied from core)3
Global Perspectives (may be applied from core)3
Total SCHs14

Education Minor

EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration2
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
EDUC 4946Clinical Student Teaching6
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities3
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum3
Total SCHs26

Electives

Select 2 sch from the following
KINS 1311Physical Activity: Personal Fitness1
KINS 1441Physical Activity: Aquatics1
Total SCHs2
First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 13423
KINS 1902Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness PHED 13382
KINS 1311Physical Activity: Personal Fitness 1
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
KINS 2122Individual and Dual Sports 2
KINS 1801Introduction to Kinesiology PHED 13011
 SCHs 16
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
KINS 1583Foundations of Assessment in Kinesiology 3
KINS 1683Strength Training and Functional Anatomy 3
KINS 2112Team Sports 2
 SCHs 17
Second Year
FallTCCN
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
( BIOL 2301) and ( BIOL 2101)4
SOCI 1013Introductory Sociology SOCI 13013
KINS 2623Adapted Physical Activity 3
KINS 2621Motor and Aquatic APE Instructional Lab 1
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
WS 2013 (GP)Gender and Social Change: An Introduction to Multicultural-Women's Studies 3
 SCHs 17
SpringTCCN
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
( BIOL 2402) and ( BIOL 2102)4
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum 3
KINS 1441Physical Activity: Aquatics 1
KINS 3203Elementary Methods in Physical Education 3
KINS 3201Practicum in Elementary Physical Education 1
KINS 3143Disability Sport and Modified Games 3
 SCHs 15
SummerTCCN
KINS 2132Outdoor Adventure Activities 2
 SCHs 2
Third Year
FallTCCN
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
PHIL 3073Bioethics 3
KINS 3103Secondary Methods in Physical Education 3
KINS 3101Practicum in Secondary Physical Education 1
KINS 3303Leadership through Experiential Activities 3
KINS 3713Sport and Fitness Management 3
KINS 3801Practicum in Coaching 1
 SCHs 17
SpringTCCN
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development 3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration 2
KINS 3553Exercise and Sport Psychology 3
KINS 3653Principles of Coaching 3
KINS 3623Scientific Foundations of Human Movement 3
 SCHs 17
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
MU 3713Music and World Cultures 3
KINS 4573Motor Learning and Development 3
KINS 4801Disability Sport Internship 1
KINS 4822Assessment in Adapted Physical Education 2
KINS 4821Motor and Physical Assessment of Individuals with Special Needs Internship 1
 SCHs 16
SpringTCCN
EDUC 4946Clinical Student Teaching 6
 SCHs 6
 Total SCHs:  123

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.