Health & Physical Education Teacher (P-12)

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Master of Arts in Health & Physical Education

The Master of the Arts in Health and Physical Education provides candidates with the knowledge bases, clinical experiences, and research competencies to advance teacher leadership in the field of health and physical education.  Upon completion of the master's degree in Health and Physical Education, candidates will be recommended for a rank change with the Education Professional Standards Board.

Examples of possible career pathways when you complete your graduate studies in health and physical education include but are not limited to:
  • Implementing professional learning communities (PLC) within their school districts
  • Developing and leading Response to Intervention (RTI) teams within their schools
  • Introducing new models for curriculum and instruction for health and physical education
  • Serving on Site Based Decision Making Councils
  • Serving on assessment advisory boards to provide current research on student assessment i.e. assessment of learning vs. assessment of learning, formative and summative assessment procedures, and student self-assessment as applicable to health and physical education
  • Assisting in the development of professional development opportunities for their schools based on their knowledge of current research including student achievement, community building, and resource allocation
  • Employment as curriculum coaches, assessment coordinators, director of federal programs, coordinator for extended school services, and professional development liaisons
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