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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adapted Physical Education (Teaching) (APE) - Minor

23 credits

2.0 GPA required.

Letter grade required in all minor courses unless otherwise noted.

Must be accompanied with a Teacher Education Licensure major - admission required.


The Adapted Physical Education (APE) Teaching minor prepares Physical Education teacher candidates to design, implement, and evaluate physical education programs for PK-12 students with disabilities who have unique learning needs. Teacher candidates develop effective teaching competencies that result in attainment of objective and measurable outcomes for students with physical, intellectual, behavioral, sensory, and/or other developmental disabilities in a variety of physical activity settings. APE minor students participate in teaching experiences associated with program course work requirements including practicum experiences in PK-12 settings.

Admission to the minor is limited to Physical Education Teaching majors who are formally admitted to the College of Education. Students of other majors may take coursework in the minor with instructor approval. Physical Education majors who successfully complete the Adapted Physical Education minor are eligible to receive the Minnesota Developmental/Adapted Physical Education (DAPE) teaching endorsement (licensure code 190302). Completion of the minor coursework and practicum does not guarantee APE licensure by the Minnesota Board of Teaching. In order to receive DAPE endorsement, teacher candidates must (a) successfully pass all APE minor coursework with a grade of C or better; (b) pass the MTLE Special Education content examination; and (b) possess or be eligible for Physical Education licensure (licensure code 080300).

Admission Criteria: C grade or better in PESS 237 & admission to Physical Education Teaching major.

Teacher Education Licensure Program Information

Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Unit before taking Professional Education courses. This process is competitive; the number of students admitted each semester is limited. Admission is based on grades (2.75 GPA) and other measures. For more information on this Admission process, visit the Teacher Education Program Admissions page.

All Winona State University Teacher Education Licensure Programs  are continuously updated to reflect new licensure requirements from the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. Please contact your program advisor for the latest information about program requirements whether you are (1) applying to a teacher education program, or (2) currently enrolled in a teacher education program.

Criteria required semester before completing online application:

  • 30 college level credits completed with no more than 4 credits of pass/no credit courses
  • Cumulative G.P.A. of at least ≥ 2.75 based on 30 most recent credits including all credits per semester
  • B grade or better in a 3-credit college level writing course (ENG 111 if taken at WSU)
  • B grade or better in a 3-credit college level speech course (CMST 191 or 192 if taken at WSU)
  • C grade or better in a 3-credit college level math course (Math 202 is required for Elementary and Early Childhood majors)
  • Early Clinical experience; clinical hours ≥ 15 hours:
    • Can be met by taking college level course(s) with clinical hours (including courses enrolled in the semester of the TE Admission application). Syllabus/clinical hour evaluation needed if non-WSU course.
    • Can be met through a comparable work or volunteer experience completed after high school graduation. Complete Early Clinical Form with supervisor and return to 212 Cathedral.

Education Course (3 credits)

Course(s) Unique to Minor

WSU policy requires a minor contain at least one course unique to the minor and not used in major or additional requirements. See DARS for details.


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

= Civic Engagement and Service Learning