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What are all the requirements to become a physical education teacher in New York State?

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I want to become a physical education teacher and am unsure of certain classes I need to take, as well as certifications after college is over. #gym #education #physical-education #teaching

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Anzar’s Answer


Hi Ryan,

To become a physical education teacher, the first step is usually earning a bachelor's in health education, physical education, or athletic training. Examples of degrees that can prepare a person for this career include a bachelor of science in health sciences or a bachelor of science in health and wellness. Courses common to these programs include Theories in Physical Education, Theories in Sports Pedagogy, Team and Individual Sports, Basic Methods of Teaching, and Human Development. The common route to a physical education teaching career is as follows:

  1. Earn a bachelor’s degree in physical education or a closely related subject, like health education or kinesiology.
  2. Complete a student teaching internship in a physical education setting.
  3. Take your state’s required tests for the physical education endorsement.
  4. Apply for your teaching license.
  5. Start applying to open PE teacher positions.

Also before you become a PE teacher have a good athlete body (doesn't mean 6 packs abs with big biceps however if you can manage to get it then that would be plus point for you) and follow good diet so that when you get a job, students should see you as a role model and get inspired.

Hope this is helpful.

All the best.

Emesha’s Answer


Hi Ryan, if you want to become a physical education (PE) teacher in New York you must successfully complete the following steps

  1. Choose a PE teacher preparation pathway
  2. Complete PE teacher certification testing requirements
  3. Apply for an initial New York teaching certificate
  4. Maintain your certification through professional development
  5. Achieve a New York PE teacher professional certificate

For more information on the New York physical education teacher requirements check out the link https://www.peteacheredu.org/new-york/