Curriculum and Instruction, MEd Concentration in ASTL: Physical Education (Cohort Only)
Physical education gives children and adolescents an opportunity to develop the skills, confidence, and knowledge necessary to lead healthy, physically active lives.
The physical education concentration provides course work in research design, curriculum development, collaborative supervision, research in pedagogy, and advanced adapted content. It is designed for practicing PE teachers seeking to improve their professional knowledge and teaching performance for improving student learning.
The ASTL concentrations are for teachers and other educators with one or more years of teaching or education-related experience who want to continue to grow professionally. The program offers advanced study in a specific concentration area, including Virginia's Standards of Learning content areas, cohort classes, an innovative schedule, and the use of technology. The courses, aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, help teachers think and practice as board-certified teachers. The program develops teacher-leaders who practice reflection through action-research, problem-based learning, and self-inquiry, and teacher expertise in a concentration that will identify the teacher as a potential leader in that area.
Core Courses (12 credits)
- EDUC 606: Education and Culture (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 612: Inquiry into Practice (2 credit hours)
- EDUC 613: How Students Learn (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 614: Designing and Assessing Teaching and Learning (2 credit hours)
- EDUC 615: Educational Change (2 credit hours)
Concentration Courses (15 credits)
- EDRS 590: Education Research (3 credit hours) OR SRST 623: Research Design and Statistical Reasoning (3 credit hours)
- PHED 670: Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education (3 credit hours)
- PHED 672: Curriculum and Assessment in Physical Education (3 credit hours)
- PHED 673: Motor Development for Special Populations (3 credit hours)
- PHED 680: Mentoring and Supervising in Physical Education (3 credit hours)
Elective: (3 credits)
*Choose one course from the following:
- DANC 580: Laban Movement Analysis (3 credit hours)
- EDCI 516: Bilingualism and Language Acquisition Research (3 credit hours)
- EFHP 610: Advanced Exercise Physiology (3 credit hours)
- EFHP 611: Movement and Fitness Assessment (3 credit hours)
- EFHP 614: Advanced Exercise Nutrition (3 credit hours)
- EFHP 618: Exercise and Sport Psychology (3 credit hours)
- HEAL 516: Program Development and Resources in Health Education (3 credit hours)
Note: *Students may choose an alternate elective with advisor approval.