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Physical Education, Teaching Games for Understanding Concentration, MS

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Department: Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies 

This program is designed for graduate students to develop a deep understanding of the theoretical, philosophical and practical dimensions of a constructivist approach to teaching and learning in physical education. Through engagement with the current literature in education, reflection on their own practice, and engagement in the research process, students will explore the impact of applying student centered approaches on teaching and learning in K-12 physical education.

The concentration will be delivered as a cohort model with a minimum of six students and a maximum of 15. The cohort will include physical education teachers who have completed an initial licensure program in physical education. The program will be completed part-time in two years, and it includes a two-week summer institute in both years.

Non-degree students who are looking for professional development in Teaching Games for Understanding may participate in the summer institute courses.


Learning Outcomes   

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 based upon four years of course work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work completed during the junior and senior year
  • Initial licensure in Physical Education
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work

Program of Study

Exit requirement: Culminating Experience (3-6 credits)

All candidates will be required to show evidence of a culminating experience by successfully completing one of the following:

Total minimum credits: 30

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