School of Education - George Mason University

Curriculum and Instruction, MEd Concentration in ASTL: Physical Education

Physical education gives children and adolescents an opportunity to develop the skills, confidence, and knowledge necessary to lead healthy, physically active lives.

This fully online Concentration in Physical Education is designed for practicing health and physical education teachers with the purpose of advancing their knowledge and teaching/research skills. This Concentration provides course work in physical education research, curriculum development, collaborative supervision, research in pedagogy, and advanced adapted content.

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 active 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 develops teacher expertise in a Concentration that will identify the teacher as a potential leader in that area.

Core Courses (12 credits)

Concentration Courses (15 credits)

Elective: (3 credits)

*Choose one course from the following:

Note: *Students may choose an alternate elective with advisor approval.

Total: 30 credits

ASTL Physical Education Concentration Form (pdf)