Degree Requirements

2010 – Present Program Curriculum
 
The Graduate Physical Education Teaching program is a practitioner-oriented program for physical education teaching professionals seeking additional qualifications and expertise.  Students select either the thesis option or non-thesis option.  The non-thesis option requires successful completion of a written comprehensive exam.  Both options require courses in research and pedagogy as well as electives related to the field of teaching, adaptive physical education or adventure/outdoor physical education.
 

CATEGORY A:  RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS (6-12 credits) Credits
  Thesis Option (12 credits)  
  EFN 730     Introduction to Research 3
  EFN 735     Interpretation of Statistical Data 3
  ESS 799     Research:  Master’s Thesis 6
     
  Non-thesis Option (6 credits) Credits
  EFN 730     Introduction to Research 3
   ESS 752     Assessment in Physical Education and Athletics 3
  Written Comprehensive Exam  
     
     
CATEGORY B:  PEDAGOGY CORE REQUIREMENTS   (14 credits) Credits
  Thesis and non-thesis options  
  ESS 725    Diversity in the Physical Activity Setting 2
  ESS 727    Planning for Effective Instruction in PE 2
  ESS 737    Curriculum Design in Physical Education 2
  ESS 759    Analysis and Supervision of Physical Education 3
  ESS 765    Adventure Education 3
  ESS 771    Current Issues in Physical Education 2
     
     
CATEGORY C:  ELECTIVES    (10-13 credits)  
  Thesis Option (10 credits)  
  Non-thesis Option (13 credits)  
Elective courses must be related to the field of teaching.  A student may select one of the emphases below or a variety of courses offered in Exercise and Sport Science, Health Education and Educational Studies Departments. All electives must be pre-approved by program director.  Up to six (6) credits of ESS 560 will count toward this category.
     
     
PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHING EMPHASES
Students may select one of the following emphases as part of their program electives.
     
ADVENTURE/OUTDOOR EDUCATION EMPHASIS
(Categories A & B for this emphasis same as above)
     
CATEGORY C:  ELECTIVES  (10-13 credits) Credits
  Thesis Option (10 credits)  
  Non-thesis Option (13 credits)  
  ESS 745       Pedagogy of Outdoor Physical Education 3
  ESS 777       Seminar in Adventure/Outdoor Physical Education 2
ESS 778       Practicum in Adventure Education 2
  Electives      Thesis Option 3
                   Non-thesis option 6
     
     
ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION EMPHASIS
     
CATEGORY A:  RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS (9-12 credits)               Credits
  Thesis Option (12 credits)  
  EFN 730      Introduction to Research 3
  EFN 735     Interpretation of Statistical Data 3
  ESS 799      Research:  Master’s Thesis 6
     
  Non-thesis Option (9 credits) Credits
  EFN 730      Introduction to Research 3
  ESS 536      Assessment in Adapted Physical Education 3
  ESS 736      Critical Analysis Project:  Written Comprehensive 3
     
     
CATEGORY B:  PEDAGOGY CORE REQUIREMENTS   (14 credits) Credits
  Thesis and non-thesis options  
  ESS 725     Diversity in the Physical Activity Setting 2
  ESS 727     Planning for Effective Instruction in PE 2
  ESS 737     Curriculum Design in Physical Education 2
  ESS 759     Analysis and Supervision of Physical Education 3
  ESS 765     Adventure Education 3
  ESS 771     Current Issues in Physical Education 2
     
     
CATEGORY C:  ELECTIVES    (10-13 credits) Credits
  Thesis Option (10 credits)  
  Non-thesis Option (13 credits)  
  ESS 530     Causes and Effects of Development, Physical and Sensory Disorders 4
  ESS 537     Teaching Models in Adapted Physical Education 3
  ESS 787      Clinical Internship in Adapted Physical Education 3
  Electives     Non-thesis option only 3
 

 

 

Older Program Curriculum (Prior to 2010)

RESEARCH

THESIS
EFN 730 Introduction to Research 3 credits
EFN 735 Interpretation of Statistical Data 3 credits
EFN 799 Research: Master's Thesis 6 credits
TOTAL 12

NON-THESIS (to include comprehensive finals)
EFN 730 Introduction to Research 3 credits
ESS 752 Assessment in Physical Education and Athletics 3 credits
TOTAL 6

CORE REQUIREMENTS (CONTENT)

ESS 725 Diversity in Physical Education 2 credits ESS 737 Curriculum Design in Physical Education 3 credits
ESS 759 Analysis and Supervision of Physical Education 3 credits
ESS 771 Current Issues in Physical Education 2 credits
ESS 737 Curriculum in Physical Education 3 Credits
TOTAL 10

ELECTIVES: All electives must be preapproved by a program advisor. Elective courses must be related to the field of teaching. Courses can be selected from a variety of courses offered in ESS, HED and/or EFN.

THESIS:  10 CREDITS

NON-THESIS:  16 CREDITS

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