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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Kinesiology

Single Subject Teaching Authorization in Adapted Physical Education (K-12)

In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Teaching Credential, prospective Adapted Physical Education teachers are also required to complete 45 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website ( for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures.

Contact Information

For answers to questions regarding the Credential in Physical Education Teaching, Contact Emyr Williams, Ph.D.