M.A. in Physical Education and Single Subject Teaching Credential
The Master of Arts in Physical Education and Single Subject Teaching Credential program equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to teach physical education and coach at the K-12, junior college, and four-year university levels. The Single Subject Teaching Credential may be completed in the subject area of physical education. It includes comprehensive foundations courses emphasizing methods alongside specialization courses providing content required for the California Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential, as well as practical classroom and fieldwork experiences and advanced coursework in the emphasis area of physical education. The mode of delivery includes campus-based classes, field experiences, and online courses, but predominantly includes face-to-face courses.
The Master of Arts in Physical Education and Single Subject Teaching Credential is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which is transitioning to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). All single-subject teachers receive certification to teach in a specific content area through their subject-matter competence, which is achieved either through completion of a CTC-approved subject-matter program in physical education or passage of appropriate California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) physical education subtests. Upon completion, the credential candidate will have earned a California Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential in Physical Education and a Master of Arts in Physical Education.
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. This applies to the M.A. portion of this program only.
|TESP 501||Art of Teaching I: Foundations of Teaching||3|
|TESP 511||Art of Teaching II: Pedagogy and Instructional Design||3|
|TESP 502||Science of Teaching I: How Students Learn||3|
|TESP 512||Science of Teaching II: Effective Assessment Strategies for All Learners||3|
|TESP 503||The Soul of Teaching: Tapestry of American Education||3|
|TESP 504||Schools and Educational Systems||3|
|TEP 531||Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing (7-12)||3|
|TEP 532||Secondary Pedagogy I: Teaching in Secondary Schools (7-12)||2|
|TEP 533||The Differentiated Classroom: Maximizing Capacity of Each Learner (7-12)||3|
|TEP 534||Secondary Pedagogy II: Content-Specific Strategies, Teaching, and Assessment (7-12)||2|
|TEP 561||Clinical Practice I: Single Subject Credential 1||2|
|TEP 562||Clinical Practice II: Single Subject Credential 1||2|
|Emphasis Core Courses|
|PE 551||Curriculum Theory and Design in Physical Education||3|
|PE 582||Seminar in Professional Literature in Physical Education and Sport||3|
|Emphasis Teaching/Coaching Courses||3|
|Select one of the following:|
|Sociological and Ethical Issues in Sport|
|Athletics and the Law|
|Leadership and Administration of Physical Education and Athletic Programs|
|Emphasis Health Science Courses||3|
|Select one of the following:|
|Advanced Principles of Physical Conditioning|
|Wellness and Fitness for Life|
|Final Capstone Courses|
|PE 584||Assessment, Technology, and Evaluation in Physical Education 2, 3||3|
|PE 589||Physical Education and Exercise Science Capstone 2, 3||3|
All foundation courses must be completed prior to beginning clinical practice.
Students must earn a “credit” (CR) score in PE 584 and a minimum 3.0 (B) in PE 589.
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.