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
Phillips, Stephen Adj Lecturer 718-951-4800 2307 James Hall seedinfo @ brooklyn.cuny.edu;
phillips @ brooklyn.cuny.edu
MTTH 9-1:30; W 9-4:30

 

Admission Requirements

Department Kinesiology
Fall Application Deadline July 15th
Spring Application Deadline November 15th - rolling admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit to the Office of Admissions official 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.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 550, 213, 79
Examinations

 

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 School of Education for the current requirements

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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must offer 18 credits in courses in physical education as follows:

a) Course work in each of the following areas for a total of at least 12 credits: philosophical perspectives of physical education (philosophy or history), behavioral perspectives (motor learning, sport psychology, or sociology of sport),
movement perspectives (kinesiology or biomechanics), and human physiology;

b) Course work in the theory and practice of teaching and coaching activities for a total of at least 6 credits.

Applicants must also offer (a) or (b) or (c):

(a) New York State Initial Certification in teaching physical education for all grades;

(b) courses in education that meet the New York State standards for the pedagogical core. These courses include study of the following: history of education and philosophy of education or principles of education or educational sociology; educational psychology or developmental psychology or psychology of adolescence or adolescent development; classroom management; teaching students with special needs and English language learners; 6 credits in literacy and language acquisition; curriculum development and methods of assessing student learning; uses of technology in the classroom; methods of teaching physical education in all grades; 100 hours of fieldwork; 40 days or 300 hours of student teaching of physical in all grades, or one year of full-time teaching of physical education in all grades; and submission of scores on the L.A.S.T.;

(c) an undergraduate degree with a major in physical education or appropriate course work in physical education, and submission of scores on the Liberal Arts and Science test (L.A.S.T.).

Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00. 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 score of at least 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 who have not completed all the specific course requirements are given individual consideration and may be admitted with conditions, with the approval of the head of adolescence education and special subjects in the School of Education and the chairperson of the Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science.

Applicants must consult matriculation requirements for adolescence education and special subjects in the School of Education section of the Bulletin, and should see the head of adolescence education and special subjects for counseling.

General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission."

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Degree requirements
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A minimum of 30 credits is required for the degree.

Students must complete 18 credits in courses in the Physical Education and Exercise Science Department. Students must take Physical Education 7092X and 7149X; an additional 6 credits chosen from Physical Education 7044X, 7150X, 751X, 752X, 7153X, 7154X, 7155X, 7156T, 7157X, 7158X, 7059X, 7064X, and an additional 6 elective credits in the department, but excluding Physical Education 7345X and 7265X.

Students must complete 12 credits in courses in the School of Education. Students take different education courses and sequences of courses depending on their previous course work, teaching experience, and the certificates they hold. Students who possess Initial Certification in teaching physical education must complete 9 credits in Group II and, 3 credits in Group III below. Students who do not possess Initial Certification in teaching physical education or equivalent course work and teaching experience or who are teaching but do not possess Initial Certification in teaching physical education must have the appropriate course work and credits in the subject area and must complete the appropriate courses in Group I before taking courses in Groups II and III, below.

Students pursuing Initial Certification in teaching physical education must take ED 7503X, Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum, in Group III.

Students who already have a master's degree but wish Initial Certification in teaching physical education must take appropriate courses in Group I and Group III as below, as determined at the time of matriculation by the head of adolescence education and special subjects in the School of Education.

- Group I
Education 7500X, 7501X, 7535T, 7542T, 7517T, 7543T.

- Group II
Education 7502T, 7511T, 7524T.

- Group III
Education 7005X, 7505T, 7671X, 7527T, 7684T, 7683T, 7545X, 7503X, Education 7548X/English 7507X, Education 7549X/Theater 7141X, Education 7038X.

Students must pass a comprehensive examination or submit a thesis acceptable to the Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science. Information about the requirements for the comprehensive examination and thesis is in the section
"Academic Regulations and Procedures."

Courses in the Physical Education and Exercise Science Department and the School of Education offered toward the degree must be 7000-level courses.

The program of study must be approved early in the first semester by the chairperson or deputy chairperson of the Physical Education and Exercise Science Department and the head of adolescence education and special subjects in the
School of Education.