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M.Ed. in Physical Education

Physical Education Teacher Education Concentration (40 Hours)

This program leads to a multi-age (pre-K through 12th grade) license to teach Physical Education in the State of Ohio. The program is designed to prepare teacher candidates with competencies that meet the Beginning Teacher Standards of the Society of Health and Physical Educators. The program includes field experience components at the elementary and secondary levels, and culminates with a full semester student teaching experience split between the two levels.

Requisite Coursework

Undergraduate degree preparation may be in any field, with applicants not required to have an undergraduate degree in Physical Education. Regardless of the undergraduate degree achieved, candidates must satisfy pre-requisites for admission to the program. The admission requirements outlined below are additional to the requirements for admission into the Master of Arts degree (i.e. candidates must have an undergraduate degree with a Grade Point Average of at least 3.0, appropriate letters of reference, and a well articulated career goal statement). Over and above these general requirements, admission to the PETE concentration of the MA degree is a two part process (outlined below) that might take time to complete if additional undergraduate coursework is required.

  • Candidates provide a full resume and transcripts and meet with faculty for an interview
  • It is essential that candidates enter the program with some background and knowledge in the following areas:
  • Physical Education Content
  • Growth and Development
  • Technology

Candidates are required to complete the following undergraduate courses (or equivalents), either at KSU or another institution, with an overall GPA of 3.0. These courses constitute a total of 27-29 undergraduate credit hours.

Courses                                                                                                               Semester offered

PEP 15020 Fundamental Skills, Dance, Gymnastics (3)                                                           Fall

PEP 25026 Outdoor Pursuits (3)                                                                                                Spring

PEP 15011 or 15015 or 15016                                                                                       Fall or Spring

Target/Fielding, Invasion or Net Games
(must take at least one of the three at KSU,

PEB 10035 Lifetime Fitness (2)                                                                                      Fall or Spring

PEP 25033 Lifespan Motor Development (3)                                                Fall, Spring, Summer*

EXS 25057 Anatomy & Physiology I (3)                                                          Fall, Spring, Summer*

PEP 35084 Motor Skill Analysis (3)                                                                                             Spring

EDPF 29525 Educational Psychology (3)                                                      Fall, Spring, Summer*

American Red Cross Sports Safety Training (CPR, AED, and 1st Aid)
American Red Cross Level 5 Swimming Certification

* Note. Summer courses cannot be guaranteed.


Graduate PETE Program Requirements

Research Requirement (3 hrs)

EVAL 65511 Research in Educational Services

Curriculum Requirement: (3 hrs)

CI 67001 Fundamentals of Curriculum

Teacher Licensure Requirements: (34 hrs)

(3 hrs) CI 55051: Elementary PE Methods

(3 hrs) CI 55053: Elementary PE Content

(3 hrs) CI 55058: Secondary PE Methods

(3 hrs) CI 55059: Secondary PE Content

(3 hrs) CI 65025: Contemporary Issues in Sport Pedagogy

(3 hrs) CI 65037: Adapted Physical Education

(3 hrs) CI 65055: Curriculum Development in Sport Pedagogy

(10 hrs) CI 65392: Advanced Practicum in PE (Student Teaching &Seminar)

(3 hrs) CI 67330 Reading in Content Areas