Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 
    May 17, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Education, M.Ed.

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The Master of Education in Physical Education allows current K-12 school faculty members to not only become emerging experts in the field, but to earn an advanced degree in their content area. The master’s degree will support current K-12 practitioners through a 100% online program delivery, providing opportunities for them to work full- or part-time while continuing their education. The proposed program aims to (1) increase participant knowledge in health and physical education, (2) prepare students to address critical issues that rest within the health and physical education field, and (3) help students develop proficiencies in data-driven decision-making.

Learning Outcomes

Having satisfied the requirements of the program, students will be able to:

  1. develop an advanced knowledge of physical education disciplinary content and apply the content knowledge into teaching practice (Shape America Advanced Standard
  2. design and conduct appropriate learning experiences that facilitate and enhance the growth of learners (Shape America Advanced Standard 2)
  3. demonstrate skills to further their own professional development and use their newly acquired knowledge to contribute to the physical education profession (Shape America Advanced Standard 3).

Admission Requirements

Admission criteria include the following:

  • Graduate application
  • 2-3 page Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Two letters of professional recommendation (i.e. employer, faculty member)
  • Official university transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Applicants must present a level 4 Five-Year Induction certificate or renewable Professional certificate in Health & Physical Education.

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