2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog > Academic Programs and Courses > Health Studies > Health Education B.S. - Concentration: School Health (Teacher Certification)
About the Program
Through teaching, research and service the Department of Health Studies is dedicated to preparing exemplary practitioners who will function as leaders in our global society affecting changes to eliminate health disparities and improve societal health.
The coursework as well as the hands-on experiences built into the curriculum provide a solid foundation for students wishing to either start a career after graduating in any state or going on to complete a graduate degree.
Bachelor of Science in Health Education - A 120 credit degree program with 42 credits that prepares candidates for a health education career as a teacher in elementary or secondary schools.
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For the Health and Physical Education certification requiring a dual major see Physical Education Teacher Education. (p. 309)
The School Health Program is designed to provide training for a health education career as a teacher in the elementary or secondary schools. The program is also advisable for careers as health coordinators for elementary or secondary schools or as health instructors in school related health centers.
1 - 15 credits
Minimum overall GPA - 2.8
C or above in all Major classes
Passing scores on Praxis I and Praxis II
Please see the university requirements in this catalog. (p. 44)
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has established new requirements for all candidates in teacher preparation programs. Please refer to the section The College of Education (p. 57) in this catalog for specific requirements for admission into teacher education programs.
All teacher education students should be in frequent consultation with their academic advisers to make sure they are meeting the appropriate program and certification requirements which will vary depending on a variety of circumstances.
The student must complete the following requirements for admission into the health education teacher certification program:
(Subject to change by university without notice)
5 - 12 credits
Total Credit Hours: 120
For more information, contact the department at 570-422-3702 or visit www.esu.edu/hlth.
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