Physical Education

Develop specialized knowledge to use in teaching and implementing a physical and health education program.
With a C-SC degree in physical education you will be certified to teach grades K-12.

Fast Facts:

  • As early as freshman year, through classes and the Culver-Stockton Teachers' Organization, students can volunteer at Canton Elementary School to monitor recess, work in the after-school program or assess students' ability levels.
  • During the professional semester, students experience 15 weeks of full-time teaching.
  • A host teacher and C-SC supervisors monitor student work and serve as mentors and role models.
  • Instructors help students prepare professional portfolios, a resume and set up practice interviews before graduation.
  • This K-12 certification prepares candidates who want to teach lifetime fitness skills to students in elementary through secondary school.
  • Students are taught how to use and apply heart rate monitors and pedometers in activity settings, as well as nutrition evaluation and health-risk assessments.
  • Students can double major in health education.
  • Graduates in physical education find career opportunities teaching in public or private educational settings, coaching athletic programs that include higher-education institutes, community sporting positions with parks and recreation facilities and local organizations.
  • Opportunities are also available for students to join professional state and national organizations, participate in athletics or join service-learning groups.

Student Organizations:

Culver-Stockton Teacher Organization (CSTO)


William Schneider
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Department Chair of Physical Education
Phone: (573) 288-6319

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