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

This Master of Science degree program is designed to train students to be effective teachers and coaches in all grades (kindergarten through grade 12). Course work in the School of Education is required. 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
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 Education, Secondary Education
Kinesiology
Fall Application Deadline July 15th
Spring Application Deadline November 15th
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 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 offer experienced and beginning Physical Education teachers opportunities to develop their practice and to expand their knowledge of Physical Education and the field of education as a whole. Our programs combine rigorous and rewarding study in Physical Education with intensive study of curriculum, pedagogy, and schools.

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 at least 18 credits in courses in Kinesiology as follows:
a) Course work in each of the following areas for a total of at least 12 credits: philosophical perspectives of Kinesiology (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 teachingPhysical Education for all grades, or 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 at appropriate grade levels; 100 hours of fieldwork; or 300 hours of student teaching Physical Education at appropriate grade levels, or one year of full-time teaching Physical Education at appropriate grade levels, and number of credits in the appropriate subject area (see requirements in the appropriate department listing);

(b) an undergraduate degree with a major in Physical Education, or appropriate coursework in Physical Education;

(c) an undergraduate major in Physical Education, the Content Specialty Test CST, an approved 200 hours preparation program and a position at an approved public school through which students can accrue on-the-job training to substitute for student teaching.

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 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 who have not completed all the specific course requirements are given individual consideration and may be admitted with conditions, with the approval of the Chair or Deputy of the Department of Kinesiology and the Chair or Deputy of Secondary Education. Students should note additional requirements found in the sections "Admission" and "Academic Regulations and Procedures" in the Graduate Bulletin.

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Degree requirements
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Thirty to forty-three credits are required for the degree.

Students must complete at least 18 credits in the subject area of the Kinesiology Department to satisfy degree requirements of the appropriate departments. See the appropriate department listing for these requirements.

Students enroll in the appropriate course of studies listed below (Option A or B or C) based upon teaching experience, previous course work, and the teaching certificates they hold.

Option (A): 30 credits

Students who possess Initial certification in teaching Physical Education or equivalent course work and teaching experience must complete the following courses in Kinesiology: Kinesiology 7092X, 7149X. Students must also choose two electives from the following courses: Kinesiology 7044, 7150, 7153, 7154, 7155, 7156, 7157, 7158, 7059, 7064. An additional two elective courses in the department, but not Kinesiology 7354 or 7265 must be taken. Student must also complete 12 credits in courses in Secondary Education as follows: Secondary Education 7502T, 7511T, 7524X and 7521T or 7671.

Option (B): 43 credits

Students who do not possess Initial certification in teaching Physical Education or equivalent course work and teaching experience must complete. The following courses in Kinesiology Kinesiology 7092, 7149,and two courses chosen from Kinesiology 7044, 7150, 7153, 7154, 7155, 7156, 7157,7158, 7059, 7064. An additional two elective courses in the department, but not Kinesiology 7354 or 7265 must be taken. Students must also complete the following courses in Secondary Education: SEED 7500X, 7501X, 7535T, 7542T, 7517T, 7543T, 7502T, 7503T, 7511T and 7524.

Option (C): 33 credits

Students who are teaching or have secured a position teaching Physical Education and who are pursuing an Alt B Certificate must complete the following courses in Kinesiology: Kinesiology 7092X, 7149X. Students must also choose two electives from the following courses: Kinesiology 7044, 7150, 7153, 7154, 7155, 7156, 7157,7158, 7059, 7064. An additional two elective courses in the department, but not Kinesiology 7354 or 7265must be taken. Students pursuing an Alt B Certificate may substitute their teaching job for student teaching but upon consultation with their advisor must still register for Secondary Education 6002T and must take Secondary Education 7500X, 7531T, 7514T, 7502T, and 7508T.

All students must pass a written comprehensive examination administered by the Department of Kinesiology at the end of their program. Information about the comprehensive examination is in the section of the "Academic Regulations and Procedures."

Courses in the Department of Kinesiology and the Department of Secondary Education used toward the degree must be 7000-level courses.

Students pursuing an M.S. degree in Physical Education teaching must have taken or must take courses that meet the New York State Physical Education standards. Transcript review will determine what appropriate course work students must take.