Program Description


Students in CCSU’s Physical Education for Teacher Certification program can become qualified, physical educators for elementary and secondary schools in Connecticut. Students are provided with a variety of classroom learning experiences as well as experimental learning opportunities with partner school districts where they learn up to date teaching techniques and apply them in an authentic environment. Emphasis is placed on integration of cross-curricular teaching, technology, as well as various teaching strategies to improve physical literacy.

About Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University is a regional, comprehensive public university dedicated to learning in the liberal arts and sciences and to education for the professions. Comprising four schools--Business; Education & Professional Studies; Graduate Studies; and Science, Engineering & Technology, in addition to the Carol Ammon College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences--CCSU offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the Master's and sixth-year levels and the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Committed to offering Connecticut citizens access to distinctive academic programs of high quality, the University is also a responsive and creative intellectual and economic resource for the people and institutions of our state's Capitol Region. More than 85 percent of CCSU graduates remain in Connecticut, contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and economic health of the state. CCSU is, above all else, a vibrant learning-centered community dedicated to teaching and to scholarship. Education at the undergraduate and graduate level balances academic challenge and personal support, leading students to become thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens.