Outline of the state of Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands

Physical Education Teacher Qualifications

Physical Education Teacher Qualifications

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

3 V.I.C. _ 321

(a)The Commission shall promote its recognition that it is a fundamental objective of the Virgin Islands Education System to nurture an enquiring mind in a fit body and the future emergence of sports elite will depend on the development of a structured approach to sports in the primary, secondary and university levels of education. The Virgin Islands National Sports Policy must therefore seek to ensure that:

  • (1)Sports are included as an integral part of the school curriculum and that a teaching manual be designed for physical education in schools, public and private;
  • (2)Sports are promoted as a viable career opportunity;
  • (3)All schools establish a structured sporting program which incorporates every student unless medically certified;
  • (4)Physical education is taught at all levels of the education system; and
  • (5)Every physical education teacher is duly certified.
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