Physical Education/Teacher Certification Program Mission

The overarching vision (mission) of the Exercise Science Teacher Preparation Program is to prepare preeminent initial and advanced professionals who are committed to both lifelong teaching and learning and to the continuous improvement of the educational system in which they work. This vision of developing initial and advanced level professionals is informed by five organizing principles:

Scholarship - dedication to the pursuit of knowledge and learning;

Attitudes & Dispositions - values. commitments, and professional ethics influencing those behaviors that effect student learning and motivation; 

Integrity - soundness of and adherence to moral principles and character; 

Leadership - ability to guide and direct others; the ability to illuminate the correct path;

Service - demonstrations of helpfulness...the selfless performance of deeds. 

These five organizing principles (SAILS) shape our entire preparation program.