ADDITIONAL GRADUATE ADMISSIONS RESOURCES
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This 42-hour 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.
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 prerequisites for admission to the program. The admission requirements outlined below are additional to the requirements for admission into the M.Ed. degree program (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 M.Ed. degree is a two-part process (outlined below) that might take time to complete if additional undergraduate coursework is required.
Therefore, 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. * Note: Summer courses cannot be guaranteed.
|PEP 15011 or 15015 or 15016
Development and Analysis of Invasion Games, Net Games or Fielding/Target Games (must take at KSU) (3)
|Fall or Spring|
|PEP 15018 Swimming and Aquatics (1) or American Red Cross level 5||Fall or Spring|
|PEP 15020 Fundamental Movement, Gymnastics and Dance (3)||Fall|
|PEP 25026 Outdoor Pursuits (3)||Spring|
|PEP 25033 Lifespan Motor Development (3)||Fall, Spring, Summer*|
|PEP 25056 Assessment of Learning in Physical Education and Sport (3)||Spring|
|PEP 35020 Fitness Education (3)||Fall|
|PEP 35084 Motor Skill Analysis (3)||Fall, Spring|
|EDPF 29525 Educational Psychology (3)||Fall, Spring, Summer*|
|EXSC 25057 Anatomy & Physiology I (3)||Fall, Spring, Summer*|
|American Red Cross 1st Aid and AED||semester|
Candidates must also demonstrate technology competence through successful completion of a technology course or presentation of materials.