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Public Health Studies: School Health Educator

Public Health Studies: School Health Educator

Our School Health Educator concentration is a pre-licensure program, preparing you according to state guidelines for “best practices” in school health education. School health educators teach in middle school and high school settings covering a variety of topics from safety to preventive health behaviors and decision-making. Upon completion of the bachelor degree (BA/BS), you will be eligible to apply to the fifth-year Graduate Teacher Education Program or the Secondary Dual Education Program in the Graduate School of Education at PSU.

School Health Educator Advising Sheet

School Health Educator Learning Outcomes

Students in the School Health Educator track will learn to:

Master health education specific coursework as required by the Oregon Department of Education: State Benchmarks: School Health.
Demonstrate an understanding of the techniques and strategies for effective instruction to create an innovative learning
Design and implement health curricula for middle and high school students.
Explain cultural competency and determinants of health.
Develop strategies to promote the health of children and youth.

School Health Educator Careers

What Can I Do with the Degree?

Our alumni are prepared to enter into graduate programs in secondary education for school health licensure.

Recent graduates have been accepted to the PSU College of Education, Pacific University, George Fox and Concordia other universities around the country.

With a bachelor degree in Public Health Studies: School Health Educator alumni have found work teaching middle and high school in many local school districts including:

Portland Public Schools
Beaverton Public Schools
Hillsboro Public Schools
Salem Public Schools
Vancouver Public Schools