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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health and Physical Education/K-12 Teacher Certification, MEd


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Program code: HPED-K12E-M

The Master of Education in Health and Physical Education offers both a 33-credit thesis program and a 36-credit non-thesis program. This degree includes emphasis tracks tailored towards specific career goals. Within this program, students can focus on (1) K-12 Teacher Certification, (2) Community Health Education,or (3) Adapted Physical Activity.

K-12 Teacher Certification

Students interested in earning PA teacher certification in K-12 Health and Physical Education can apply to this program. The majority of coursework can be completed online or through video conferencing, perfect for the working adult. Students in this track are required to attend a 4-week summer residency at IUP and complete a 6-12 credit student teaching experience. Teachers who are certified in another area and wish to add health and physical education to their credentials only need to complete 6 semester hours of student teaching. Students certified in another K-12 content area will complete an internship experience

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science Department, the applicant must have completed the requirements for a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and must fulfill the general requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research for a master’s degree. Selection of students will be through a screening process conducted by the Graduate Pedagogy Committee of the department. Other admission requirements to be admitted to the MEd in Health and Physical Education program include:​

  • Fulfillment of general requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research for a master’s degree
  • Fulfillment of requirements set by the College of Education and Communications

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