Graduate Physical Education

Graduate Physical Education

Curriculum - Master's in Physical Education

Prerequisites for Physical Education Certification

Six credits from the following: PED 207 Dance and Gymnastics (3), PED 203 Net,Target, and Fitness Activities (3), or PED 204 Invasion Games (3)

HED 337 Exercise Principles

BIO 114 Human Biology:Intro to Human Anat. & Phys. w/lab

HHP 235 Kinesiology (Prerequisite: BIO 114)

HED 321 Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, Water Safety (US students) or Health Elective (Canadian students)

Three credit hours in foreign language are also required.

Required Courses for Initial Certification in K-12 Physical Education: 

EDU 505  Foundations of Education (co-requisite EDU 595, EDU 596)

PEG 505  Cooperative Activities and Outdoor Curriculum (US students) OR
PEG 572  Seminar in Teaching Physical Education (Canadian students)

PEG 511  Movement Education and Elementary Activities
AND if spring first time enrollee, includes 30 hrs. of field experience 

PEG 541b Teaching Methods in Physical Education
AND if spring first time enrollee, PEG 541b Lab Teaching Methods in Physical Education Lab (includes field experience for entire school days on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)  

PEG 554   Adapted Physical Education
AND if fall first time enrollee, includes 30 hrs. of field experience

PEG 560  Human Growth and Motor Development
AND if fall first time enrollee, includes 30 hrs. of field experience

PEG 571  Assessment in Physical Education
AND if fall first time enrollee, PEG 571 Lab Assessment in Physical Education Lab (includes field experience for entire school days on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) 
 
PEG 580  Concepts in Teaching Sport Skills
AND if spring first time enrollee, includes 30 hrs. of field experience

PEG 593  Student Teaching. Two placements: Childhood (grades 1-6) and Adolescence (grades 7-12) (co-requisites EDU 597, PEG 594)

PEG 594  Student Teaching Seminar (co-requisite EDU 597, PEG 593)

EDU 595  Child Abuse Seminar (co-requisite EDU 505, EDU 596)

EDU 596  Prevention of School Violence Seminar (co-requisite EDU 505, EDU 595)

EDU 597  Dignity for All Students (DASA) (co-requisite PEG 593, PEG 594)

The following items are also required for New York State certification:

  • EAS - Educating All Students Test
  • ALST - Academic Literacy Skills Test
  • edTPA - Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (submitted during student teaching)
  • CST - Content Specialty Test (Physical Education)
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Additional Courses Required for Master of Science Degree in Physical Education

PEG 584  Capstone in Teaching Physical Education

PEG 680  Research Methods in Health & Physical Education

Click here for degree requirement summary (DRS) sheet.

Initial Certification Course Sequence

Fall Matriculation (Student-Teach Fall)

1st Semester (Fall) 2nd Semester (Spring) Summer 3rd Semester (Fall)
EDU 505/595/596 PEG 505 (T 1:00 p.m.) or 572 (Canadian) PEG 584 PEG 593
PEG 541B (T 10:00 a.m.) PEG 554 (M 10:00 a.m.) PEG 680 PEG 594
PEG 560 (30 hrs. El.) (M 12:00 p.m.) PEG 511 (M 12:00 p.m.)   EDU 597
PEG 580 (30 hrs. S.) (M 10:00 a.m.) PEG 571 (Clinical) (T 10:00 a.m.)    
12 credits 12 credits 6 credits 9 credits

 

Spring Matriculation (Student-Teach Spring)

1st Semester (Spring) 2nd Semester (Fall) 3rd Semester (Spring) Summer
PEG 505 (T 1:00 p.m.) or 572 (Canadian) EDU 505/595/596 PEG 593 PEG 584
PEG 511 (30 hrs. El.) (M 12:00 p.m.) PEG 560 (M 12:00 p.m.) PEG 594 PEG 680
PEG 554 (M 10:00 a.m.) PEG 541B (Clinical) (T 10:00 a.m.) EDU 597 EDU 597
PEG 571 (30 hrs. S.) (T 10:00 a.m.) PEG 580 (M 10:00 a.m.)    
12 credits 12 credits 9 credits 6 credits

 

Course Descriptions

PEG 505 Cooperative Activities and Outdoor Curriculum       3 credits

The adventure education experience produces a number of team building outcomes that emerge from the challenge by choice philosophy. This course provides an on-hands experience in the psychological processes of team formation, cohesion and group productivity that can emerge from an outdoor education experience.

PED 511 Movement Education and Elementary Activities      3 credits

Conceptual bases, perceptual-motor development and practical applications of movement education. Development, implementation and integration of a physical education program; teaching strategies geared to the elementary level classroom with emphasis on New York and national learning standards in Physical Education. 30 hour field experience required.

PEG 541B Teaching Methods in PE       3 credits

Development, implementation and integration of a physical education program; teaching strategies for K-12 physical education with an emphasis on New York State and national learning standards in Physical Education. Prerequisite: PEG 511

Field experience required on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday for lab portion of the course.

PEG 554 Adapted Physical Education       3 credits

Designed to provide students with an exposure to education, physical education, sport and recreational programming for children with disabilities. Content focuses on variety of disabilities eligible for service under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and the ability to design, conduct, and assess a physical education program that is appropriate for this population.

PEG 560 Motor Development      3 credits

Examination of principles of growth and developmental theory with an emphasis on factors affecting changes in movement potential of individuals.

(Online for distance learning).

PEG 571 Assessment in Physical Education       3 credits

Lectures, laboratory, and field experience in the Physical Best Fitness program, Fitnessgram, and integrating the New York State Profile. Focus on the evaluation of the State standards and authentic assessments and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) guidelines. Certification fee required for this course. 30 hour field experience required.

PEG 572 Seminar in Teaching Physical Education       3 credits

The course is designed to meet the needs of pre-student teachers in Physical and Health Education who intend to become certified and seek employment in Ontario. This course will focus on those areas of curriculum, policies and current educational issues which are more specific to Ontario schools. By becoming familiar with the contents of this course, the candidate will be better prepared for student teaching in Ontario, for job interviews, and eventually for a successful teaching career in this province.

For initial certification Canadian candidates only.

PEG 580 Concepts of Teaching Sport Skills       3 credits

Normal developmental patterns of motor skills. How the human organism acquires movement proficiency in those skills.

PEG 584 Capstone in Teaching Physical Education      3 credits

Analysis and evaluation of issues, directed readings, and comprehensive exam of content and theory identified in the program and student teaching.

PEG 593 Student Teaching      12 credits

Culminating experience includes fourteen (14) weeks of student teaching in the schools.

PEG 594 Student Teaching Seminar      0 credits

In conjunction with the student teaching experience, students must attenda series of seminars. Topics include school violence, child abuse, drug and alcohol awareness and multiculturalism. Resume, job search and interview techniques will be reviewed.