Feb 09, 2023
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Clarice (Sue) Combs
The Master of Education with specialization in Physical Education and Health (PEH) is designed for candidates who are teaching Physical Education and Health at the public school levels pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. Graduates of the program will possess the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue advanced education in teacher education programs within the discipline, as well as to work in professional and leadership positions within public and private school settings. The M.Ed. with specialization in Physical Education and Health requires a minimum of 34 credit hours. The program consists of a core of professional studies that develops the instructional decision-making of teachers and a focus core designed to enhance knowledge of subject matter, structure of disciplines, and appropriate modes of inquiry. The specialization supports the Watson College of Education’s conceptual framework of developing highly competent professionals to serve in educational leadership roles.
- Students will demonstrate a basic understanding about the research process as it relates to PEH.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and synthesize research in PEH.
- Students will demonstrate skill in communication of PEH.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to apply PEH concepts in instructional settings.
- Students will demonstrate in-depth knowledge in PEH.
- Students will demonstrate appropriate methods for working with diverse student populations.
- Students will demonstrate good interpersonal communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge about planning and evaluating PEH programs and instruction.
- Students will demonstrate appropriate use of technology in teaching.
- Students will demonstrate appropriate use of technology in the supervision and evaluation of teaching.
- Students will demonstrate appropriate methods for working with students in today’s world.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge about appropriate supervision of instruction skills for physical activity settings.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge about current trends and issues in PEH.
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, completed before graduate study begins.
- Official copies of transcripts of college work (graduate and undergraduate). An undergraduate grade average of “B” (GPA=3.0) or better is recommended.
- Three recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields.
- A letter of interest describing commitment to the teaching profession, prior experiences working with K-12 students in PEH classes, prior experiences in schools, and philosophy of teaching and learning.
- Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline.
Degree Requirements (34 total credit hours)
Professional Core (9 credit hours)
PEH Core (25 credit hours)
Candidates completing the specialization will be required to complete a teaching portfolio, part of which would include an action research project. The portfolio will be based on specialization objectives and state/national standards for PEH teachers.