M.S.Ed. in Secondary Education: Physical Education Area of Emphasis

Secondary Education: Physical Education Area of Emphasis - Master of Science in Education

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Physical Education Requirements (15 hours total)
KIN 705 Applied Statistics in Hlth, P.E, & Rec. 3 hrs
Additional courses numbered 700 or above offered by Kinesiology (excluding KIN 795 or 799) 12 hrs

Program Description
This program provides teachers an opportunity to upgrade their preparation in both professional education and subject matter areas appropriate to their teaching fields. Students may select from 18 different subject areas of emphasis and work with the emphasis area advisor to develop the Advisor Approved Program of Study. Details about the emphasis area are provided in the departmental section, and students should contact the emphasis area department for advising.

Entrance Requirements
Student must hold certification to teach secondary education and meet all graduate school requirements. Students in education-related occupations or professions other than secondary school teaching which require licensing or certification by state or national boards may be recommended for admission. The student must complete any required prerequisite courses. Such courses do not count toward completion of the degree requirements.

Degree Requirements Total 33 hours
General Core Total 18 hrs

A. Required Courses (6 hrs)
SFR 750 Philosophies of Education
SFR 780 Introduction to Educational Research

B. Professional Courses (6 hrs)
Course work designed for improvement of classroom instruction. Courses should be selected from two of the six areas below*:
1. EDT 662 Educational Applications of Computers in the Classroom
OR EDT 650 Selection & Utilization of Instructional Technology
2. MID 725 Advanced Theory & Practice in the Teaching of Early Adolescents
3. PSY 705 Psychology of Adolescence
OR PSY 710 Psychology of Education
4. RDG 710 Reading in the Content Fields
5. SEC 701 Secondary School Curriculum
6. SPE 613 Physical & Health Needs of Students with Disabilities
* Other electives specifically related to classroom teaching may be identified and substituted for numbers 1 through 6 above in conference with, and approval of, the degree advisor.

C. Research and Specialized Experience (6 hrs)
Includes research (see below) and other course work to total 6 hours. Of these 6 hours, a minimum of 2 hours must be in one of the following two research options. Additional course work is needed if less than 6 hours of research is chosen.

Option I: Completion of a thesis. Thesis credit may not exceed 6 hours of the total program. Students writing a thesis may enroll in the appropriate course for their certification area (SFR 799 or thesis course in the emphasis area).

Option II: Completion of an extensive research project or major creative work. Students may enroll in SFR 796, Problems in Education, or an appropriate course in the emphasis area specialty (SEC 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708 or other appropriate course in the emphasis area) with the consent and guidance of the program director and/or advisor.

D. Emphasis Area (15 hrs)
This emphasis must be an area in which the State of Missouri currently offers a certificate for grades K-12 or 9-12. At least 3 hours of 700-level credit must be earned from Missouri State University in the emphasis area. Refer to your emphasis area departmental section of this catalog for specific information. Course work in some emphases is limited and may not be offered every semester. Students should check with the advisor as to availability of specific course offerings.

Comprehensive Examinations
A comprehensive examination must be passed by the candidate before a degree will be granted.

Graduation Requirements
In addition to requirements established by the Graduate College, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 on all work attempted in education and in all work attempted in the emphasis area.

The advisor works with the student to determine the Program of Study which will be developed according to the needs and interest expressed by the advisee; the advisee’s formal training at the undergraduate level; the teaching assignment of the advisee; and, professional assignments in which the advisee hopes to be involved in the future. The seminar paper or original work must be approved by the advisor from the area mentoring the project. The advisor will determine the number of copies of the seminar paper or original work to be submitted.

Contact Information
Dr. Sarah McCallister
E-mail:  SarahMcCallister@missouristate.edu
Office Phone: 417-836-5370

For more information regarding program requirements for the M.S.Ed., Secondary Education (Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs):
Contact: Jamaine Abidogun, Director, Secondary Education
Hill Hall, Room 402; Phone 417-836-5944