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

Program Heads

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Leung, Raymond Graduate Deputy 718-951-5514 4th Fl West Quad seedinfo @ brooklyn.cuny.edu;
rleung @ brooklyn.cuny.edu
call/email for appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Kinesiology
Fall Application Deadline July 15th
Spring Application Deadline November 15th - rolling admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, two letters of recommendation, resume, photocopy of New York State or other state teaching certificate (if already certified), a separate page, attach 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. Interview with department. GRE required. Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 550, 213, 79
Examinations GRE General Test

 

Degree requirements (36-55 credits) (HEGIS code 0835,SED program code 26745)

This Master of Science degree program is designed to develop and advance the skills of physical education teachers (K-12). The Physical Education Teacher major offers two tracks. The Professional Track - (Option 1) - provides a strong background in advanced teaching skills for students who have their initial certification in teaching physical education. Graduates of this Track will be well prepared to advance their instructional and supervisory skills in their positions as teachers, coaches and other education related tasks. The program offers experienced physical education teachers the opportunity to develop their practice and to expand their knowledge of physical education and the field of education. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree and initial teacher certification in physical education prior to enrollment in this Professional Track program.

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 to achieve initial certification to teach in NYS. 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) must have a grade point average of 3.0.
Applicants to 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-six credits are required for the Professional Track degree.
All newly admitted graduate students in any program should ensure that KINS 7000X Research Methods and Design is taken in their first semester of enrollment.

Students will complete the following:
KINS 7000X Research Methods and Design
KINS 7149X Advanced Instructional Strategies for Physical Education
KINS 7151X Motor Development and Analysis
KINS 7153X Sociology of Sport
KINS 7154X Sport and Exercise Psychology
KINS 7156T Supervision in Physical Education
KINS 7157X Physical Education Curriculum in Secondary School
KINS 7159X Developing School-Based Leadership Skills
KINS 7999X Research Seminar in Physical Education
SEED 7671X Children and Youth with Special Needs

Students may select 6 elective credits.
One can come from any 7000-level course offered by the Department of Kinesiology and the other from the following list: SEED 7500, 7501 or 7502.


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Degree requirements - Pre-Professional Track - Option 2
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Thirty-six to fifty-five credits are required for the Pre-Professional Track.
This track is designed to accommodate candidates who do not have initial teacher certification. Undergraduate transcripts will be reviewed and assessed for significant undergraduate preparation that may count toward the Master's degree. This is most likely for those who have undergraduate preparation in exercise science, sport studies, sport management, etc.
Students who do not have significant preparation will be required to take 19 credits in undergraduate physical education prerequisites before full matriculation as graduate students.

Required Prerequisite courses: (19 cr.)
These courses must be taken prior to matriculation into the graduate program.
KINS 3020 Applied Concepts of Fitness and Health
KINS 3030 P/A 3 Team Sports
KINS 3040 P/A 4 Dual and Lifetime Sports
KINS 3050 Adapted Physical Education
KINS 3001 Anatomy & Physiology for Physical Education
KINS 3295 Motor Learning and Development


Required for Master's (34 cr.)
Included in this set is 4 semester hours in student teaching with seminar.
KINS 7149X Advanced Instructional Strategies for Physical Education
KINS 7151X Motor Development and Analysis
KINS 7157X Physical Education Curriculum in Secondary School
KINS 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 Writing Across the Curriculum
SEED 7671X Children and Youth with Special Needs
SEED 7511T Advanced Seminar in Pedagogy and Curriculum Middle Childhood and Adolescence Education: Physical Education
SEED 7542T Student Teaching Practicum I
SEED 7543T Student Teaching Practicum II


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 exams and an edtpa portfolio.

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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 physical education teachers (K-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 Kinesiology.

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Degree requirements - TRANS B Certificate (Pathways to PE)
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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 by the Department of Education of for a Transitional B Certificate, which validates the individual's service in a public school while completing the master's degree program. The master's degree program requirements in each subject area, as registered with the State Education Department under criteria set for Alternative Certification, differ from requirements set for individuals who are not holders of Transitional B Certificates and are not part of the NYC DOE/Brooklyn College collaboration.
Students will complete 36 credits selected from the following list:

KINS 7149X Advanced Instructional Strategies for Physical Education
KINS 7151X Motor Development and Analysis
KINS 7157X Physical Education Curriculum in Secondary School
KINS 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 Middle Childhood and Adolescence Education: Physical Education
SEED 7517T Seminar II in Pedagogy and Curriculum Middle Childhood and Adolescence Education: Physical Education
SEED 7524T Seminar II in Pedagogy and Curriculum Middle Childhood and Adolescence Education: Physical Education
SEED 7671X Children and Youth with Special Needs