BSU Offers New Developmental Adapted Physical Education Licensure
According to a press release from Bemidji State through a new online program Minnesota in 2017 physical education teachers or undergraduate students majoring in physical education can now earn a Developmental Adapted Physical Education (DAPE) licensure at Bemidji State University.
“The number of K-12 students in Minnesota, as well as other states, who have disabilities or who have delayed or disordered physical development continues to grow rapidly,” said Dr. Jim White, professor and chair of BSU’s Department of Human Performance, Sport and Health. “By offering the DAPE licensure, we are able help current and future teachers gain the skills and knowledge needed to provide the best physical education instruction possible.”
The DAPE licensure will certify physical education teachers to instruct students with special needs in ways that will meet individual education program goals in both the physical education or movement setting.
Applications for the DAPE program are open for Spring 2017. Interested students are encouraged to submit applications before Dec. 10. Interested students must apply to BSU as graduate students, although courses may be taken for undergraduate or graduate credits. Graduate-level credits may be applied to future graduate programs.