Alabama - PE teacher qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
regulation; standard
Summary: 

State law recommends newly hired staff who teach PE be certified, licensed, or endorsed by the state in PE.

Alabama Administrative Code 290-3-1- .02 Regulations Governing Public Schools.

  1. Providing a properly certified physical education teacher as specified in the certification Subject and Personnel Codes.

Alabama Course of Study: Physical Education Certified Physical Education Teacher Required

Daily physical education classes for all students in Grades K-8 must be taught or supervised by teachers certified in physical education (Alabama State Board of Education Resolution F-17, February 1984). All elementary physical education classes must be taught by or under the supervision of one of the following certified personnel:

    1. A certified physical education teacher employed to teach physical education,
    1. An aide employed to provide instruction in physical education while under the supervision of a certified physical education teacher, or
    1. A classroom teacher certified to teach physical education only to their own students.
      Alabama State Department of Education
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