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Alternative Class A Program Master of Science in Education Major: Physical Education (P-12)

ALTERNATIVE CLASS A PROGRAM MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION
MAJOR: PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P-12)

 

Required Courses (42 semester hours):

 EFD   560       Psychological Principles of Learning (3)

 HPE   500       Foundations of Health & Physical Education (3)

 HPE   510       Physical Education Curriculum (3)

 HPE   512       Physical Education Methods I (3)

 HPE   513       Physical Education Methods II (3)

 HPE   515       Assessment in Health & Physical Education (3)

 HPE   520       Best Practices in PE (3)

 HPE   540       Law & Ethics in Wellness and Sport Studies (3)

 HPE   553       Applied Exercise Physiology I (3)

 HPE   578       Research in Wellness and Sport Studies (3)

 HPE   590       Directed Study in Wellness & Sport Studies (3)

*ED    595       Internship in Education (3)

 ED     596       Reflective Practices in Education (3)

                           (Must be taken concurrently with ED 595.)

 **SPE     500       Survey Course in Special Education (3)

*ED 595, Internship in Education, is equivalent to undergraduate student teaching and requires a semester long internship in the public schools. This must be scheduled during the last semester of course work.

** Students who have not previously satisfied the special education requirement at the undergraduate or graduate level must take SPE 500.

** Students who previously satisfied the special education requirement at the undergraduate or graduate level must take a state-approved diversity course by advisement.

 

 

42 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree

 

Undergraduate Requirements: 12 semester hours of undergraduate course work in health and physical education to include the following:

    BY      263       Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)

    HPE    232       Sport Safety First Aid Training (2)

    HPE    362       Kinesiology (3)

    HPE    400       Exercise Physiology (3)

 

54 Total Undergraduate and Graduate Semester Hours

Required for this Degree

Notes:

   Students must meet admission requirements for the alternative class A teacher certification program.

 Completion of this program leads to eligibility for class A (master’s) teacher certification in physical education (P-12).  

 Completion of the appropriate Praxis II examination(s) is required prior to internship for all alternative class A programs.

The Alabama State Board of Education now permits a student to take the Praxis II exam and attain an established minimum score in the student’s expected teaching field.  The acceptable score on the Praxis II must be received before the student in the Alternative Class A programs begins graduate coursework.  If a student earns the passing grade on the Praxis II required for this major, they are exempt from the following courses: BY 263 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4), HPE 232 Sport Safety First Aid Training (2), HPE 362 Kinesiology (3), and HPE 400 Exercise Physiology (3). Successful completion of the appropriate Praxis II content exam will satisfy the 32/19 content area requirement and/or the 4 x 12 requirement in all Alternative Class A programs.  Please see your academic advisor for more information concerning this option.

 

 

 

 

 

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