Master of Arts in Teaching Kinesiology Pedagogy
This program prepares students for the teaching profession or academic studies in physical education pedagogy. Students study the physiological, psychological, and sociological bases of human movement; instructional methodologies; teacher education; and school curricula through a combination of intensive practical and research activities.
This M.A.T. degree is designed to enable individuals with a Bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field to attain a Master's degree, while simultaneously acquiring Michigan teaching certification. The degree is comprised of three sequential components: post-bachelor prerequisite courses (thirty-two credits), teacher certification courses (twenty-eight credits), and Master's degree finalization courses (twelve - thirteen credits). After completion of the post-bachelor prerequisite coursework, students apply for graduate status in the College of Education, develop a graduate plan of work, and complete the remaining two areas of coursework. Students obtain teacher certification after completion of the second component of the program and typically begin teaching employment while they complete the Master's finalization coursework.