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

Program Heads

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


This Master of Science degree program is designed to train students to be more effective teachers and coaches in all grades (kindergarten through grade12). The New York State Education Department licenses graduates of registered teacher education programs who meet the state requirements for teachers.
The M.S. degree programs in physical education leading to Initial Certification and/or Professional Certification for physical education teachers (all grades) are designed to train students to be effective teachers and coaches in all grades (kindergarten through grade 12). The programs offers experienced physical education teachers the opportunity to develop their practice and to expand their knowledge of physical education and the field of education as a whole. Our programs combines rigorous and rewarding study in physical education with a focus on developing leadership skills and expanded knowledge in the field.
The profession of teacher education is licensed by the New York State Education Department. Therefore, program requirements are subject to change. All students should consult with the Graduate Deputy.
Matriculation requirements
Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in physical education prior to enrollment in this program.
Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75. A minimum average of 3.00 in graduate courses is required to maintain matriculation.
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.
Degree requirements
Thirty-six credits are required for the 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 7100X Technology in Kinesiology
KINS 7110X Group Dynamics in Sport and Physical Education
KINS 7149X Advanced Instructional Strategies for Physical Education
KINS 7151X Motor Development and Analysis
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
Students may select 6 credits from any 7000 level course offered by the Department of Kinesiology. Other elective courses may be selected with the approval of the Graduate Deputy or Department Chair.