The Master of Education Degree in Physical Education, Pedagogy is designed to meet the needs of state certified teachers wishing to continue an in-depth study of physical education pedagogy including the study of teaching, teacher education, and curriculum for academic and/or professional careers in physical education pedagogy. Another emphasis is designed to provide both a theoretical and practical background for the teacher, coach, or administrator of physical education and sports programs in schools at the elementary or secondary level.
The degree program requires a minimum of 34 credit hours and is divided into three general areas of study:
- Specialization courses
- General professional courses
- Selected courses (i.e. elective choices)
As a culminating experience, students may elect a thesis or project option. This experience is included within the "Specialization Courses" credit hour requirement.
This program prepares students for further academic studies and/or professional development in physical education pedagogy. Physical education pedagogy is comprised of three sub-disciplines, the study of research on teaching, teacher education, and curriculum theory.