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(1) The program requires that successful candidates:

(a) identify critical elements of motor skill performance and combine motor skills into appropriate sequences for the purpose of improving learning;

(b) demonstrate competent motor skill performance in a variety of physical activities;

(c) describe performance concepts and strategies related to skillful movement and physical activity including fitness principles, game tactics, and skill improvement principles;

(d) describe and apply bioscience (anatomical, physiological, biomechanical) and psychological concepts to skillful movement, physical activity, and fitness;

(e) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of state and national content standards, current law, including those related to American Indians and tribes in Montana, and local program goals in physical education;

(f) identify, select, and implement appropriate learning/practice opportunities of K-12 physical education students based on developmental needs, expected progression, level of readiness, understanding the student, the learning environment, and the task;

(g) demonstrate understanding and use of current and proven instructional strategies, services, and resources to promote skillful movement and physical activities;

(h) use organizational and managerial skills to create efficient, active, and equitable learning experiences in physical education and development that are responsive to studentsꞌ strengths, interests, challenges, individual prior experiences, and diverse cultural heritages including the distinct cultural differences of American Indians and tribes in Montana;

(i) use a variety of developmentally and culturally appropriate practices to motivate K-12 students to participate in indoor and outdoor physical activity to promote physical and cognitive health;

(j) use strategies to help students demonstrate responsible personal and social behaviors including mutual respect, support of others, safety, and cooperation that promote positive relationships and a productive learning environment;

(k) demonstrate knowledge and use of instructional strategies to enhance communication among students in physical activity settings;

(l) demonstrate knowledge and use technology tools and instruments to monitor studentsꞌ motor skills, development, and performance;

(m) demonstrate strategies to become an advocate in the school and community to promote a variety of health-enhancing opportunities; and

(n) participate in the professional health education and physical education community (e.g., school, district, state, tribal, and national) and within the broader education field.

History: 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, 20-1-501, 20-2-121, MCA; NEW, 1979 MAR p. 492, Eff. 5/25/79; AMD, 1984 MAR p. 831, Eff. 5/18/84; AMD, 1989 MAR p. 397, Eff. 3/31/89; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2722, Eff. 10/14/94; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 2406, Eff. 9/8/00; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 190, Eff. 2/9/07; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2936, Eff. 7/1/15.

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