-demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms.

-applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills.

-exhibits a physically active lifestyle.

-achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

-demonstrates understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings.

-understands that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.


Standard 1 - Content Knowledge

The teacher understands physical education content, disciplinary concepts and tools of inquiry related to the development of a physically educated person.

Standard 2 - Growth and Development

The teacher understands how individuals learn and develop and can provide opportunities that support their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Standard 3 - Diverse Learners

The teacher understands how individuals differ in their approaches to learning and creates appropriate instruction adapted to diverse learners.

Standard 4 - Management and Motivation

The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a safe learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

Standard 5 - Communication

The teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster inquiry, collaboration, and engagement in physical activity settings.

Standard 6 - Planning and Instruction

The teacher plans and implements a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies to develop physically educated individuals.

Standard 7 - Learner Assessment

The teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to foster physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of learners in physical activity.

Standard 8 - Reflection

The teacher is a reflective practitioner who evaluates the effect of his/her actions on others and seeks opportunities to grow professionally.

Standard 9 - Collaboration

The teacher fosters relationships with colleagues, parents/guardians, and community agencies to support learners' growth and well being.