Physical Education Teacher

Nicholas Rennie

Nature of Work

What duties and tasks do you perform?

  • Teach them about their personal fitness.
  • Teach them how to live a healthy lifestyle.
  • Teach techniques and skills required for team events and individual sports.

Where do you work? What conditions?

  • Work at a public or a private school.
  • Work in the gym or a classroom.
  • Take class outdoors if the weather is nice.
  • Work a 9-10 month school year with summer off.

What abilities are needed?

  • Need experience with working with kids.
  • They must be good communicators who work well with support staff, parents.
  • Approved teacher education program with a period of supervised practice teaching.


What school(s) can you attend to attain your professional training?
  • Arizona State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • San Diego State University

How Much Education Do You Need?

  • Must complete at least a bachelor’s degree.
  • Teachers have to renew their licenses from time to time.
  • In most states, renewal requires taking some continuing education courses.
  • How Much Education Do You Need?

    • Physical Education
    • Health
    • Food and nutrition

Personal Impression

What are the best parts of this career?
  • Get to be active.
  • Teach kids how to play sports.
  • Get vacation days and the summer off.
  • Which of your values does this career match and how?

    • Like to be active.
    • Like to to sports and teach others how to play them.


How much does the job pay per year in Michigan?

  • Entry $46,850
  • Median $61,380
  • Experienced $73,590