Physical Education

Active Learning Opportunities

Quincy's Professional Development School (PDS) model puts you in a local classroom during your first education class and gives you progressively responsible roles as you hone your professional skills. You'll gain experience in public and private schools, working with all age levels and in all class sizes, becoming familiar with the full range of teacher responsibilities. In the PDS model, you'll build expertise with diverse instructional situations and populations, including high-need students. The result? A portfolio that shows you are ready to teach in academically and culturally varied settings, where flexibility and leadership are most needed.

As a Physical Education major, you also will have opportunities to coach at local schools, to mentor K–12 students in community centers and Franciscan affiliates, and to volunteer for Special Olympics. You can also experience the excitement of professional scholarship by participating in action-research projects and by presenting results at state and national conferences.

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