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ERIC Number: EJ826160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
What Constitutes a Highly Qualified Physical Education Teacher?
Napper-Owen, Gloria E.; Marston, Rip; Van Volkinburg, Pat; Afeman, Helene; Brewer, Joan
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v79 n8 p26-30, 51 Oct 2008
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) is an advocate for having highly qualified physical education teachers deliver developmentally appropriate, standards-based instruction in schools. However, a comprehensive definition of what constitutes a highly qualified physical education teacher did not exist until recently. This article describes the attributes and characteristics that highly qualified physical education teachers should have and display, from their undergraduate preparation to when they become experienced, master teachers. This article expounds on the principles embodied in NASPE's 2007 position paper, "What Constitutes a Highly Qualified Physical Education Teacher."
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001