Online Masters Program Information
In order to be admitted to the Online Physical Education Program students must:
- Be a veteran or beginning teacher, or, someone interested in beginning a new career
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all undergraduate work.
There are two master's degree plans that individuals can undertake in Physical Education Teacher Education.
- Plan I is for individuals who hold a teaching certificate and wish to further their studies and obtain a masters degree in physical education.
- Plan III is for individuals who do not currently have a teaching certificate but who wish to pursue graduate studies in physical education
You will need to choose which plan you intend to follow.
The on-line approach features course content presented in Blackboard as well as readings from selected physical education textbooks and journals. Additionally, chat room sessions and e-mail discussions of current topics and issues will be used throughout the program.
The courses in this program have been specifically designed to assist current teachers and those interested in teaching, about best practices in contemporary instruction and curriculum. This philosophy requires that course assignments be mostly project based and relevant to practicing or interested future teachers in order that they can apply knowledge gained to their individual teaching settings or other appropriate contexts. This does not mean that some courses do not have exams. Most courses use a project based format where students read and discuss content online and then apply what they have learned in authentic action projects which are then shared online with others. Some courses require projects related to observing, assessing, or teaching K-12 students. If you are not a certified teacher working in a school setting you will need to arrange a location where you can complete projects that involve working with children. There is no required course sequence. Each individual studentís program is developed in consultation with an assigned graduate program advisor. The required curriculum is 30 hours.
Check the dates on the current academic calendar You can also access Additional information from the Graduate School
How to Apply
Complete your application to graduate school online by clicking on http://admissions.grad.usf.edu/
Heather Van Allen,Academic Program Specialist
Dr. Stephen Sanders, Ed.D Professor
Dr. Nell Faucette, Ed.D Professor
Dr. Haichun Sun, Ph.D. Assistant Professor