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 program is for current Health and Physical Education teachers. Click here to learn about our initial licensure program.
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)
- EDUC 606: Education and Culture (3 credits)
- EDUC 612: Inquiry into Practice (2 credits)
- EDUC 613: How Students Learn (3 credits)
- EDUC 614: Designing and Assessing Teaching and Learning (2 credits)
- EDUC 615: Educational Change (2 credits)
Concentration Courses (15 credits)
Elective: (3 credits)
*Choose one course from the following:
- EDUC 608: Teacher Leadership for Professional Learning (3 credits)
- EFHP 610: Advanced Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
- EFHP 611: Movement and Fitness Assessment (3 credits)
- EFHP 614: Advanced Exercise Nutrition (3 credits)
- EFHP 618: Exercise and Sport Psychology (3 credits)
- HEAL 516: Program Development and Resources in Health Education (3 credits)
Note: *Students may choose an alternate elective with advisor approval.