M.A. in Physical Education with an Added Authorization in Adapted Physical Education
For more information: (626) 815-6176
The Master of Arts in Physical Education with an Added Authorization in Adapted Physical Education program is designed for candidates who possess a teaching credential in physical education and are seeking to teach adapted physical education in the pre-K–12 and/or community college systems. The program combines the curricula of the adapted physical education added authorization and master’s degree program to deliver a unique, comprehensive education package. Upon completion, the graduate will earn an Added Authorization in Adapted Physical Education and a Master of Arts in Physical Education.
Professionals who possess an Education Specialist Credential or a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential are also welcome to apply, but must first complete either 12 units of upper-division undergraduate or graduate physical education courses with specific criteria prior to entering the Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization program, or successfully complete the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) in physical education. The following 3-unit classes are available to meet this prerequisite: PE 452, PE 551, PE 597, and PE 598.
The 15-unit added authorization portion of the program includes 12 units of coursework and 3 units of fieldwork in adapted physical education. The student may concurrently complete the two core and two content courses in physical education. Students may not enroll in more than 7 units per 8-week term. PE 584 and PE 589 are completed after all other adapted physical education and M.A. in Physical Education coursework is fulfilled.
Graduate physical education students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) or better, and may not earn lower than a 2.7 (B-) in any PE core or content course. Students who earn below a 2.7 (B-) in a PE core or content course must retake the course and achieve the minimum GPA requirement.
|Adapted Physical Education Core Courses|
|PE 600||Physical Education Teaching Methods for Individuals with Mild to Moderate Disabilities||3|
|PE 602||Physical Education Teaching Methods for Individuals with Severe to Profound Disabilities||3|
|PE 604||Motor Assessment for Students Living with Disabilities||3|
|PE 605||Management of Adapted Physical Education Programs||3|
|Fieldwork Courses 1|
|PE 606A||Field Experience in Adapted Physical Education||1|
|PE 606B||Field Experience in Adapted Physical Education||2|
|Master of Arts in Physical Education Core Courses|
|PE 551||Curriculum Theory and Design in Physical Education||3|
|PE 582||Seminar in Professional Literature in Physical Education and Sport||3|
|Physical Education, Coaching, and Administration Content Courses|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Sociological and Ethical Issues in Sport|
|Athletics and the Law|
|Leadership and Administration of Physical Education and Athletic Programs|
|Health Science Content Courses|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Advanced Principles of Physical Conditioning|
|Wellness and Fitness for Life|
|PE 584||Assessment, Technology, and Evaluation in Physical Education 2||3|
|PE 589||Physical Education and Exercise Science Capstone 2||3|
University graduate admission and program-specific requirements must be met before an application is complete (see Admission to the University). Program-specific application requirements are available online.
International students should contact Graduate and Professional Admissions for application procedures.