The Graduate Physical Education-Teacher Education (PETE) Program provides students with the educational background necessary to enhance their knowledge base and skills in physical education (K-12). The program is designed for people who already have a degree in PETE and one year of teaching experience.
The program is sensitive to the needs of in-service teachers and classes are offered in the evenings. Many PETE graduate students are part time students as they are full time teachers in the area. This does not preclude an individual from being a full time student in the PETE program. Both options are available.
The PETE graduate program was offered until 2004 when it was realized there was saturation in the market and many area teachers had obtained a master’s degree. The program is being reactivated because of a demonstrated need. Classes will begin in the fall 2010. Below you will find a course rotation.
Margaret Coleman, Ph.D. University of South Carolina, Physical Education
Effective teaching practices, student teaching and clinical experiences, and curriculum
Deborah Garrahy, Ph.D. Indiana University, Curriculum & Instruction
Teacher socialization processes and teachers’ gender beliefs and practices.
Mary Henninger, Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Physical Education Pedagogy
Lives and careers of physical education teachers; teacher career development; influences of urban contexts on physical education teachers careers
Alan Lacy, Ed.D. Arizona State University, Sport Pedagogy with a minor in Exercise Science
Physical Education Pedagogy, Assessment and administration
Skip Williams, Ph.D., University of Utah
School based physical activity interventions; Coed vs. single gender physical education; Instructional Models (tactical games); Student motivation
Students admitted to the PETE graduate program must complete a minimum of 33 total credit hours, including 6 credit hours in the research core, 12 credit hours in the PETE sequence, 3-6 credit hours of an advisor-approved culminating experience, and 9-12 hours of cognate, or elective courses. This curriculum is outlined below:
9-12 hours in a cognate area approved by the PETE faculty advisor
3-6 hours approved by the PETE faculty advisor
Classes are being offered starting in the fall 2010 with the official sequence to open in fall 2011. Students may take PETE courses as a student at large and then apply for the degree program in the fall 2011. A student at large may carry up to 12 hours into a degree program. Please direct any questions on program admission to Dr. Amy Hurd, KNR Graduate program Director.
Admission to the program is competitive and admissions decisions are based on a variety of factors, including undergraduate grade point average, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, past work experiences, and future career goals. The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience and a PETE teaching license.
For more information, please contact Dr. Skip Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org ( 309) 438-1114.