Master of Arts in Teaching: Kinesiology
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 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.
NOTE: Teaching candidates certified after July 1, 2004 are required by the State of Michigan Department of Education to obtain First Aid and Adult and Child CPR certification before they can teach in Michi¬gan.
To be considered for the M.A.T. program in Kinesiology applicants must present evidence of:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Minimum 2.6 grade point average and a “C” or better must be earned in all coursework.
- Successful completion of the Michigan Basic Skills Examination. MTTC basic skills examination scores must be furnished directly to Wayne State University by Evaluation Systems Group or Pearson, the MTTC testing agency. When registering for the MTTC, select “Wayne Sttate University (31)” as a “ College or University to Receive Scores”.
- Verification of experience working with children.
- Stae of Michigan Criminal Background check
- Copy of transcript evaluation for teachng major and minor
- Admission to the Graduate School.
Overview of the Program
The Master’s of Arts in Teaching: Kinesiology has three steps: Post-bachelor prerequisite coursework, graduate teacher certification coursework, and Master’s degree finalization coursework.
Post-bachelor prerequisite coursework
Students interested in embarking on a MAT: Kinesiology degree should first contact Carol Horn at (313) 577-4265 to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. The advisor will overview the program and determine if any of the applicant’s past coursework will qualify for the post-bachelor prerequisite courses. Students should bring all transcripts from previous college coursework to this meeting. Students must complete at least forty credits plus as many additional credits as are necessary to complete the prerequisite part of the program if none of this coursework is completed prior to entry. Teacher certification is required degree completion. Courses offered in the three components of the program are as follows:
Post-Bachelor Prerequisite Courses
- KIN 3400 Lifespan Growth & Development Cr.3
- KIN 3550 Motor Learning and Control Cr. 3
- KIN 5400 -- Inclusion in Physical Education: Cr. 3
- KIN 5530 Technology and Assessment in Kinesiology: Cr. 3
- KIN 5580 -- Pediatric Exercise Physiology Principals and Application: Cr. 3
- KIN 6610 -- Advanced Movement Education and Dance: Cr. 3
- KIN 6630 -- Advanced Fitness and Adventure Education: Cr. 3
Teacher Certification Courses
- EDP 6210 -- Foundations of Educational Psychology: Cr 3
- KIN 5780 -- Student Teaching and Seminar I: Cr. 6
- KIN 5790 -- Student Teaching and Seminar II: Cr. 4
- KIN 7440 -- Research & Methods in PE for Elem. School I: Cr. 3
- KIN 7450 -- Research & Methods in PE for Elem. School II: Cr. 3
- KIN 7460 -- Research & Methods in PE for Sec. School: Cr. 3
- KIN 7510 -- Socio-Cultural Issues in Physical Education: Cr. 3
- RLL 6121 -- Teaching Reading in Content Area: Grades 6-12: Cr. 3
Master's Finalization Courses
- KHS 7500 -- Research Methods: Cr. 4
- KHS 7999 -- Master’s Essay & Project Direction: Cr. 3
Plus additional coursework to reach the 40 graduate credit minimum for the M.A.T. degree
- KHS 7500 -- Research Methods: Cr. 4
- KHS 8999 -- Master’s Thesis Direction: Cr. 8
Applications for graduate degrees must be made not later than the fourth week of classes for the semester in which degree or certificate requirements are to be completed. Graduation deadline dates for the semester in which candidates are completing doctoral degree requirements are issued on receipt of the application by the Graduate Education Office.
Information concerning commencement announcements, caps and gowns, invitations, tickets, time and place, and other relevant items will be mailed to graduates prior to the event. Candidates for doctoral degrees are requested and expected to attend the commencement at which the University confers upon them the degree earned.