This program is the final step for candidates seeking the New York State certification to teach physical education (PE) and health education (HE) and coach interschool athletics. It utilizes the PE and HE content from the undergraduate Health Education & Physical Education (B.S.) program and applies that knowledge as students become qualified teachers. It is designed primarily for students matriculating from the Utica University undergraduate Health Education & Physical Education (B.S.) program but students holding a degree from another institution may also be eligible for admission.
Please note that this program requires moderate physical activity including running, jumping, climbing, and tumbling. Students must complete a minimum of 100 hours of fieldwork. Student teaching in physical education and health education is also required.
Students must earn a B- or better in all graduate level EDU courses and must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
The program shall include a requirement that the candidate has completed study that prepares candidates with knowledge, understanding, and skills in the liberal arts and sciences, including but not limited to: artistic expression; communication; information retrieval; concepts in history and social sciences; humanities; a language other than English; scientific and mathematical processes; and written analysis and expression.
Program Learning Objectives
Plan and implement developmentally appropriate, inclusive, lessons and student learning activities which promote physical, intellectual, emotional, and social well-being.
Create, apply, and analyze assessment of student learning; using results and self-reflection to shape instructional practices.