Physical Education

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Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Arts

Teaching Endorsement

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Female physical education teacher showing young kids how to play basketball.

Why This Program? 

Share your passion. 

Prepare to teach elementary, middle, and high school students by majoring in K-12 education and human performance at Briar Cliff. A physical education degree from Briar Cliff means you can graduate with more experience, more endorsements, and more certifications than others in the field. Approved by the Iowa Department of Education, our program is known to transform its students into highly qualified, engaging educators. You'll be taught by exceptional professors with a wide range of teaching experiences. 

  • Get Early, Hands-on Experience: Before you begin student teaching, you will have already gained at least 120 hours of classroom experience through observations and working with large and small groups in your practicum experiences. This ensures you'll be prepared for the best possible student teacher experience.
  • Coaching Endorsement: Looking to develop your skills and coaching competencies as a coach? Briar Cliff University offers the Iowa Coaching Authorization and the Iowa Coaching Endorsement. Beyond the courses, certificates showing successful completion of concussion training and CPR are also required.
  • Easily Boost Your Resume: You also have the option to pick up a special education and/or coaching endorsement, thereby qualified to teach more subject areas and more grade levels.