School health and physical education are recognized as part of a student’s “well-rounded” education and are highlighted as two of the ten school health components within the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages the use of the WSCC model to address health in schools and emphasizes the connection between health and academic achievement for students. Well-designed and effective school health and physical education programs, allow students to acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to make health-promoting decisions. It is recommended that health and physical education programs be delivered by trained and certified health and physical educators.
Bachelor’s degree in education or closely related field with concentration, specialization, and/or emphasis in the appropriate content area or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Three years of classroom experience and elementary or secondary content-specific teaching certificate are preferred.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by statute in its programs and activities. Inquiries related to Department employment practices may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Human Resources Director, 8th floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0480; telephone number 573-751-9619 or TYY 800-735-2966.