State law recommends newly hired staff who teach PE be certified, licensed, or endorsed by the state in PE.
Health and Physical Education Standard
To effectively implement Standard-based health and physical education instruction, schools will need:
- Engaging, youth-focused, and active teaching strategies.
- Policies and procedures that align with the Standard.
- Endorsed, certified staff to provide instruction.
It is the goal of Washington state to ensure that: (4) By 2010, all student health and fitness instruction shall be conducted by appropriately certified instructors