Certification: National Board Certification - Early and Middle Childhood - Physical Education

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has developed the following 13 standards of accomplished practice for physical education teachers: Knowledge of Students; Knowledge of Subject Matter; Sound Teaching Practices; Student Engagement in Learning; High Expectations for Learners; Learning Environment; Curricular Choices; Assessment; Equity, Fairness, and Diversity; Reflective Practice and Professional Growth; Promoting an Active Lifestyle; Collaboration with Colleagues; and Family and Community Partnerships. The standards have been ordered as they have to facilitate understanding, not to assign priorities. They each describe an important facet of accomplished teaching; they often occur concurrently because of the seamless quality of teaching. The standards serve as the basis for the National Board Certification in this field.

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The certification corresponds to a specialty within a recognized occupation. For example, Oncology Nurse and Pediatric Nurse are specialties within the nursing field, so Certified Oncology Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse would be classified as specialty certifications.