M.S. degree program in education: physical education teacher (all grades)
HEGIS code 0835
NYS SED program code 26745

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This Master of Science degree program is designed to prepare students to be effective teachers in all grades (pre-K through grade 12). The New York State Education Department licenses graduates of registered teacher education programs who meet the state requirements for teachers.

Program Heads

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Blitzer, Laura Program Coordinator 718.951.5000 x3768 2414 James Hall laurablitzer @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Email for appointments

 

Admission Requirements

Department Secondary Education
Fall Application Deadline July 15th - Rolling Admissions
Spring Application Deadline November 15th - Rolling Admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php)

2. Two letters of recommendation

3. Resume

4. Photocopy of New York State or other state teaching certificate

5. A brief biographical statement of 500 to 1,000 words describing your reasons for pursuing the specific graduate program to which you are applying and your future professional goals.

The same requirements apply to non-degree applicants.

REQUIRED TESTS:
I. GRE scores

II. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63


Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .


All students accepted in to the School of Education are required to submit fingerprint verification before signing up for most education classes. Verification is needed if you already have fingerprint records or not. Please read the instructions in the link http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/education/certification/fingerprints.php, and if you have questions about the instructions, you can contact Helen Spencer at HSpencer@brooklyn.cuny.edu
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A
Examinations GRE General Test

 

These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2021 semester.
Click here to view the current requirements

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Degree requirements (30-49 credits)
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Each student is evaluated individually based upon prior experiences. Based upon this evaluation and current certification requirements of the New York State Education Department, courses in education or another department may be substituted for required courses with permission of the department.

The Professional Track - (Option 1) - Enhances teaching skills for students who have their NYS initial certification in teaching physical education (P-12). Graduates of this Track will be prepared to supplement their instructional, evaluative and supervisory skills in their positions as teachers, coaches, athletic directors, administrators and other education related roles. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and NYS initial teacher certification in physical education prior to enrollment in this Professional Track program. The professional track leads to New York State Professional certification.

The Pre-Professional Track (Option 2) is designed for students who come to the field from a background outside of the allied health professions or teacher education and seek initial certification to teach in NYS. The pre-professional track leads to New York State Initial and Professional certification.

The New York State Education Department licenses graduates of registered teacher education programs who meet the State requirements for certification therefore, program requirements are subject to change.

Applicants to the Professional Track (Option 1) and the Pre-Professional Track (Option 2) must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.

A minimum average of 3.00 in graduate courses is required to maintain matriculation.

Applicants to the Professional and Pre-Professional Tracks must take the GRE prior to graduate admission.

International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test or 79 on the internet-based test, before being considered for admission.

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Degree requirements - Professional Track - Option 1
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Thirty credits are required for the Professional Track degree.

Students will complete the following:
SEED 7149X Advanced Instructional Strategies for Physical Education
SEED 7156X Supervision in Physical Education
SEED 7157X Physical Education Curriculum in Secondary School
SEED 7159X Developing School-Based Leadership Skills
SEED 7511T Advanced Seminar in Pedagogy and Curriculum P-12: Physical Education
SEED 7524T Seminar in Educational Research: Physical Education
SEED 7517T Seminar II in Pedagogy and Curriculum P-12: Physical Education
SEED 7990X Directed Readings and Research

In addition to the above: 6 Graduate credits of approved electives.

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Degree requirements - Pre-Professional Track - Option 2
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Thirty to forty-nine credits are required for the Pre-Professional Track.

This track is designed to accommodate candidates who do not have NYS initial teacher certification. Undergraduate transcripts will be reviewed and assessed for undergraduate preparation that may count toward the Master's degree. Students who do not have significant preparation will be required to take 15 19 credits in undergraduate physical education prerequisites before being fully matriculated as graduate students.

Required Prerequisite courses: (15 cr.)

These courses must be taken prior to matriculation into the graduate program. Students may co-enroll in pre-reqs and graduate coursework.

SEED 3020 Applied Concepts of Fitness and Health
SEED 3030 P/A 3 Team Sports
SEED 3040 P/A 4 Dual and Lifetime Sports and Physical Activity
SEED 3050 Adapted Physical Education
SEED 3060 Measurement and Assessment in Physical Education

Required for Master's (34cr.)

SEED 7149X Advanced Instructional Strategies for Physical Education
SEED 7156X Administration, Leadership and Supervision in Physical Education
SEED 7157X Physical Education Curriculum in Secondary School
SEED 7159X Developing School-Based Integrated Curriculum Models for PE
SEED 7501X Analysis of Classroom Interaction & Curriculum
SEED 7502X Diversity and the Inclusive Classroom
SEED 7503X Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum
SEED 7511T Advanced Seminar in Pedagogy and Curriculum P-12: Physical Education
SEED 7517T Seminar II in Pedagogy and Curriculum P-12: Physical Education
SEED 7990X Directed Readings and Research
SEED 7542T Student Teaching Practicum I (co-requisite SEED 7543)
SEED 7543T Student Teaching Practicum II (co-requisite SEED 7542)

Students completing the Pre-Professional Track will graduate with a Master's degree and be eligible to apply for initial certification provided they complete NYS mandated certification requirements.

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Physical education teacher TRANS B certificate program (HEGIS code 0899.50, SED
program code 26747)
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The Master of Science Trans B Certificate degree program is designed to develop and advance the skills of novice physical education teachers (P-12).
Applicants to the Trans B Certificate Track (Pathways to PE) must have a grade point average of 3.0.

International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test or 79 on the internet-based test, before being considered for admission.

Applicants to the Trans B (Option B) Program are directed to the NYC Dept of Education for Information about program entry requirements. Coursework and matriculation are maintained by the Dept of Secondary Education.

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Degree requirements - TRANS B Certificate (Pathways to PE)
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Thirty to thirty -six credits are required for the TRANS B Certificate.
Brooklyn College, in conjunction with the New York City Department of education, offers an Alternative Certification program for qualified individuals who attend the college under a contractual arrangement with the Department of Education. After completing a pre-service preparation program at the college, individuals are recommended for a Transitional B Certificate, which validates the individual's service in a public school while completing the master's degree program.

Students will complete the following:

SEED 7149X Advanced Instructional Strategies for Physical Education
SEED 7157X Physical Education Curriculum in Secondary School
SEED 7990X Directed Readings and Research
SEED 7500X Perspectives on Education: Teaching Children & Adolescents in Cultural Context
SEED 7501X Analysis of Classroom Interaction & Curriculum
SEED 7502X Diversity and the Inclusive Classroom
SEED 7503X Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum
SEED 7511T Advanced Seminar in Pedagogy and Curriculum P-12: Physical Education
SEED 7517T Seminar II in Pedagogy and Curriculum P-12: Physical Education
SEED 7524T Seminar II in Pedagogy and Curriculum: Physical Education
SEED 7535T Seminar I in Pedagogy and Curriculum P-12: Physical Education
SEED 7671X Children and Youth with Special Needs