Double Major in Education and Kinesiology

Teacher teaching students Physical Education

Program Overview

The Double Major in Education and Kinesiology certifies and prepares students to be professionally competent, culturally sensitive and reflective physical education teachers in P-12 schools.  A well-designed high–quality PETE coursework enables students to attain in-depth content knowledge and pedagogical skills. PETE students have opportunities to apply their knowledge base through micro teaching laboratories as well as field experiences with local partner schools.

This double major degree program prepares students to sit for the TExES Physical Education Certification exam. The content of the program is aligned with the Society of Health and Physical Educator (SHAPE) and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Initial PETE standards.

Uniqueness of Program

The Kinesiology – Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program offers quality clinical experiences to bridge theoretical knowledge and practice in order to empower children and youth in P-12 schools to develop lifelong physical activity behaviors. The required 40 hours in Kinesiology degree specific courses enable students to become not only competent, but also culturally responsive educators. In addition, students are required to complete student–teaching at local elementary and secondary schools. The Kinesiology – PETE program at SHSU is a nationally recognized program by the Society of Health and Physical Educators America (SHAPE America) and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Career Opportunities

Students graduating from the Kinesiology – Physical Education Teacher Education Program at SHSU are able to implement quality physical education programs that are developmentally appropriate, success-oriented and motivating for their P-12 students.  Graduates have been successful in physical education, adapted physical education as well as coaching settings.

Faculty Qualifications

The Kinesiology – Physical Education Teacher Education Program courses are taught by faculty who have degrees in Pedagogy, experience in the teacher / coaching arena, and have worked with diverse populations of learners.

Contact Information

Dr. Jose’ Santiago,, (936) 294-1170


BS in Kinesiology, Physical Education Teacher Education Plan of Study