Secondary Practicum

Secondary Practicum
Written and practical teaching assignments designed to help prospective teachers plan, conduct, and evaluate lessons and unit plans appropriate to adolescent students.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 1.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPETE 231 & PETE 276R; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
 ProgramsContaining PETE 377
Course Outcomes

Tasks for Running Program

The students will understand the tasks associated with the effective running of a physical education program by completing a Task Summary sheet at their assigned school.


The students will understand types of tournaments and when to use them as evidenced by passing the tournament quiz.

Unit Plan

The students will demonstrate competency in instructional design principles by completing a unit plan of instruction and passing the assignment.

Design lesson plans

Design effective lesson plans that include adaptations to accommodate all students' needs.

Management and Instructional Strategies

The students will incorporate effective management and instructional strategies when teaching by obtaining an average rating above "1."

Self-evaluation of teaching

Analyze their teaching by completing a self-evaluation form after each teaching experience, completing desired competencies and transcriptions of their teaching instances by using StudioCode software, and a final reflective paper on their teaching.

Peer evaluator

Be a useful observer and evaluator on their teaching team by completing peer evaluation forms.

Literacy in Physical Education

Understand how to integrate reading skills into the physical education curriculum by passing the reading assignment.

Professional and Ethical Behavior

Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner in accordance with Utah State Board Rule R277-515