School Health (K-12) Option
This program is certified at both the state and national level by the New Hampshire Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Graduates who complete this Teacher Certification Option are eligible for K-12 teacher certification in the state of New Hampshire. Because of New Hampshire’s membership in the Interstate Certification Contract, Plymouth graduates are eligible to earn a certificate or license in another Contract state upon application to that state’s department of education. For further information, please see the Teacher Education and Clinical Experiences section. Students have a short teaching experience their junior year and complete a student teaching experience in the elementary/middle school and high school level their senior year.
Admittance into the School Health Option is based on the following criteria:
HE 1970 Introduction to Health Promotion
PE 2415 Introduction to Physical Education and Health Instruction
All teacher certification candidates who interact with students in public school settings through course-related field experiences, including Student Teaching, are subject to New Hampshire law that requires all persons who come into contact with pupils on a regular basis for a period of time to undergo a full disclosure criminal records check, including fingerprinting. The processing of the criminal records check is conducted at the site school before the field experience begins. The fee for this processing is the responsibility of the teacher candidate and is paid directly to the school district. Each new site will require a separate fingerprinting and background check.
In order for teacher candidates to participate in field experiences in diverse settings that are essential for their development as teachers, teacher candidates must be willing and able to travel outside of the Plymouth area beyond walking distances. All teacher candidates should plan for and be able to secure their own transportation by the junior year.
|Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.|
|HE 1970||Introduction to Health Promotion||3|
|HE 2300||Principles of Health||3|
|HE 2400||Physical Activity and Health||3|
|HE 2900||Disease, Safety, and Environment (WECO)||3|
|HE 3105||Teaching Strategies, Methods, and Resources in Health Education||3|
|HE 3200||Stress Management (WECO)||3|
|HE 3220||Applied Nutrition for Healthy Living (TECO)||3|
|HE 3240||Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation (WRCO)||4|
|HE 3660||CPR and First Aid Instructor||1.5|
|HE 3700||Drug Behavior (WECO)||3|
|HE 3710||Sex and Family Living Education||3|
|HE 4530||Senior Seminar in Health Promotion||1|
|HE 4640||School Health Clinical||1|
|HE 4950||Student Teaching K-12: Elementary Component||6|
|HE 4960||Student Teaching K-12: Secondary Component||6|
|IS 4360||Cultural Diversity and American Society (DICO) (INCO)||3|
|PE 2415||Introduction to Physical Education and Health Instruction||3|
|PE 3310||Curriculum Design and Implementation||3|
|SE 3090||Introduction to Special Education: Middle and Secondary||3|
|Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following:||3.0|
|IS 1111||The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry||3|
|CTDI||Creative Thought Directions||6|
|PPDI||Past and Present Directions||6|
|SIDI||Scientific Inquiry Directions||6-8|
|SSDI||Self and Society Directions||6|
|GACO||Global Awareness Connection||3|
Several required courses for this Option have prerequisites. HE 4640 requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.60. HE 4950 and HE 4960 require a minimum grade of C in HE 4640 and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70.
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.