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)
- 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)
- PHED 660: Research Reading Seminar in Physical Education (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:
- EDCI 630: Supporting English Learners in PK-12 Schools (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 608: Teacher Leadership for Professional Learning (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.