Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization

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The Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization enables the physical education teacher to teach disabled students ranging from preschool through adult school, conduct assessments, and report findings through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process. Upon completion of this program, candidates who enter it with a K-12 Single Subject Physical Education Credential are able to teach adapted physical education as well as general physical education. This 15-unit program includes 12 units of coursework and 3 units of fieldwork in adapted physical education.

Professionals who possess an Education Specialist Credential or a Multiple Subject Credential are also welcome to apply, but must first either complete 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 classes are available to meet this prerequisite:

PE 452Adapted Physical Education3
PE 551Curriculum Theory and Design in Physical Education3
PE 597Structural Kinesiology3
PE 598Motor Learning, Development, and Control3

Required Courses for the Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization

Core Courses
PE 600Physical Education Teaching Methods for Individuals with Mild-to-Moderate Disabilities3
PE 602Physical Education Teaching Methods for Individuals with Severe-to-Profound Disabilities3
PE 604Motor Assessment for Students Living with Disabilities3
PE 605Management of Adapted Physical Education Programs3
Student Teaching (all courses required)
PE 606AField Experience in Adapted Physical Education1
PE 606BField Experience in Adapted Physical Education2
Total Units15