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
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
(includes 30 hrs. of field experience)
PEG 541b Teaching Methods in Physical Education
Prerequisite: PEG 511
PEG 541b Lab Teaching Methods in Physical Education Lab
(includes field experience on Wed, Thur, Fri)
PEG 554 Adapted Physical Education
PEG 560 Human Growth and Motor Development
PEG 571 Assessment in Physical Education
(includes 30 hrs. of field experience)
PEG 580 Concepts in Teaching Sport Skills
PEG 593 Student Teaching. Two placements: Childhood (grades 1-6) and Adolescence (grades 7-12)
PEG 594 Student Teaching Seminar
EDU 595 Child Abuse Seminar
EDU 596 Prevention of School Violence Seminar
EDU 597 Dignity for All Students (DASA)
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)
Additional Courses Required for Master of Science Degree in Physical Education
PEG 680 Research Methods in Health & Physical Education
PEG 584 Capstone in Teaching Physical Education
Click here for degree requirement summary (DRS) sheet.
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.