Physical Education Teacher Education

Program Options

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Alternative Masters (M.Ed.)

Traditional Masters (M.Ed./M.S.)

Program Profile

School of Kinesiology


The Physical Education program prepares students to become physical education teachers in K-12 school settings. The program includes coursework that provides students with a thorough knowledge base about exercise, physical activity, and instruction, provides significant clinical experiences, develops reflective teachers, and utilizes the most up-to-date methods for assessing teaching ability and skills. The program strives to produce teachers with the capacity to create curriculum and instructional practices that help children achieve an active lifestyle which will continue in and throughout adulthood

Accreditation and Approvals

Auburn University holds regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Auburn University’s College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist programs in Physical Education/Teacher Education are approved by the Alabama State Board of Education. In addition, the State of Alabama signs the National Association of State Directors of Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement which facilitates the applications of graduates when they apply for certification in other states.

Program Faculty

Sheri Brock

Alice Buchanan

Peter Hastie

Jared Russell

Dr. Sheri Brock
Associate Professor and
Program Coordinator
(Graduate Programs)

Dr. Alice Buchanan
Associate Professor and
Program Coordinator
(Undergraduate Program)

 Dr. Peter Hastie
Wayne T. Smith
Distinguished Professor

Dr. Jared Russell
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Officer

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2014

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