Physical Education P-12 (Education Specialist)

Physical Education Teacher with Young Students

The Education Specialist Degree is for physical educators working in k-12 settings and it is designed to prepare teachers to be leaders in their field. This program is completely online as it was created to be convenient for practicing physical educators. A current class A (5th year) teaching certificate in physical education is required for admission. Completion leads to eligibility for a 6th year teacher certification, also known as a class AA certificate. The program requires 30-33 hours and can normally be completed in one to three years. There is a six year time limit on accepted coursework. Please note, this is NOT a doctoral degree.

Potential Careers

  • Physical Education teacher and/or program director

Median Annual Salary

Teacher with class AA certification


Alabama State Department of Education, U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey

Additional Facts

  • Completely Online
  • One of the few programs in the region with the physical education concentration

Departmental Information

Online Program Contact

Dr. Kory Hill 
(256) 782-5522