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How can I be a proper physical education teacher?

I love physical education and I love gym. I would love to teach that.

Thank you comment icon wow! that sounds you care about education, beauty and health. that,s a grat point of view. It is simple, as you study take a time for excercise thus you can be healthy and fit besides dont ignore the fun. as you are going to do this for a long time, choose a sport that you enjoy more. i wish you luck馃槉 Elham Aboli
Thank you comment icon It's good to follow and pratice what you like. Considering the fact that physical activities are good for life and for everyone, it seems a reasonable choice. Go on with your dreams especially if it can render services and can be a source of income. To be a proper educational teacher, you first of all need to be sure if what you want then have a good self-discipline and most of all be objective. William Christian Tchambou

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Stephanie鈥檚 Answer

Hi CamRon,

How exciting that you want to be a physical education (PE) teacher. All of the PE teachers I worked with loved a certain sport in school and often coached sports at the school they worked at. Is there a sport you really like? You might want to try and volunteer at a summer camp over the summer and play sports with the children. You might find a basketball camp in your area who could use an enthusiastic volunteer - like you!

In the end, you have to get a degree to teach. You are in New York - check out these websites for more information:

http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/ - you can see teaching jobs, check out the requirements and pay
https://teachnyc.net/ - this is the website for New York Public Schools
https://teachnyc.net/pathways-to-teaching - Check this out to learn more about how to get a job teaching

What do you teach in PE? Check out this site for more information: http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/curriculum-instruction/new-york-physical-education-learning-standards-2020.pdf

Good luck and keep striving,

Stephanie
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Keith鈥檚 Answer

Great Choice. A career that you will most likely be successful at because you have the interest, passion, and drive to pursue that career path. That's half the battle. The other half is going to do some work on getting that job. You will most likely need a Bachelors or Masters degree(i.e. Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Athletic training etc..) and an area of expertise(i.e. football, baseball, soccer, weight training, strength and conditioning etc...). You will also need to get certified as a teacher and then look for an opening within the school system which can be a frustrating task; as these jobs are difficult to find. One way I was successful in fitness was networking. I tried to find out who was the top people in my field and then try to network with them. After I established a good solid network relationship, I tried to find what area was the most needed and where I could have a niche. In the school system, that should be your goal. Network with the Principal, assistant principal or a member on the school board. Try to establish a solid network relationship; i.e. Facebook events or common interests. Having several contacts within that closely knitted community will help you a lot. Work on your professional skills as well. Get into coaching; get certified with some of the top coaching organizations; i.e. NSCA, ACE etc.. Also, keep your eyes out for volunteering at events that the school system of interest is doing; i.e. helping out at school games, walking for cancer, high school picnic etc.. That may help with networking and meeting the right people. You want to be visible to everyone so that when you apply for a position within the school system, they will remember you based on your prior network connections or volunteering efforts. Hope this helps you. Good Luck to you.
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Gloria鈥檚 Answer

Hi CamRon,

Your challenge is going to be two-fold: knowledge of your subject (knowledge of various sports) and then overall knowledge of education. The variety of sports is important as your students will have various abilities. I remember hating most of PE in school except when we did the team sports like Volleyball. You need to be able to be enthusiastic about various sports and know how to give information on all of the positions. I also grew up in Las Vegas, NV. PE outside was challenging due to the heat, so we had a lot of indoor sports as well.

Gloria
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