Master of Education in Kinesiology

The Master of Education in Kinesiology program equips candidates for Christian servant leadership in the multi-faceted areas of Kinesiology, equipping them with intercultural and leadership skills as well as integrating their Christian faith and witness as they make significant contributions to the human endeavor. This degree will prepare students to apply their studies to the design of wellness, fitness, and health promotion programs in various settings of professional interest: education, commercial, and corporate. The program also includes scientific study in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and the biophysics of human movement.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The Master of Education in Kinesiology is a 36-hour program. The program is composed of 18 kinesiology core hours, 6 hours of professional preparation, a 3-hour internship, and 9 hours of electives.

course

Credit hours

Kinesiology Core Courses

18

KNES 5301 - Exercise Physiology
KNES 5302 - Organization and Administration of Kinesiology and Sport
KNES 5303 - Mechanical Analysis of Motor Skills
KNES 5304 - Sport Nutrition
KNES 6310 - Current Trends and Issues in Kinesiology and Sport (S-L)
KNES 6326 - Psychology of Sport and Performance

Professional Preparation Area

6

KNES 6305 - Measurement, Evaluation, and Research in Kinesiology
KNES 6308 - Sociology of Sport
KNES 6020 - Culminating Experience

Internship
KNES 5321 - Internship

3

Electives
Choose 6 hours of kinesiology electives and any three-hour graduate elective (approved by program director).

9

Total Credit Hours Required

36

Refer to course descriptions in the back of this catalog for course prerequisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Master of Education in Kinesiology with EC-12 Physical Education Teacher Certification

The Master of Education in Kinesiology with EC-12 Physical Education Teacher Certification program is a non-thesis program designed to equip candidates for servant leadership in the multi-faceted field of Kinesiology. Students will learn how to integrate their faith and witness while making significant contributions to the human endeavor in today's cross-cultural and multi-generational society. This degree will provide the knowledge and skills needed to design wellness, fitness, coaching, and health promotion programs in various settings of professional interest: educational, commercial, and corporate, while at the same time allowing students to seek teacher certification in the State of Texas.

PROGRAM CONTINUANCE

Continuance in the program with teacher certification past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The Master of Education in Kinesiology with EC-12 Physical Education Teacher Certification is a 36-hour non-thesis program. The program is composed of 18 kinesiology core hours, 12 hours of specialized professional preparation, and six hours of field experience. If a student demonstrates sufficient proficiency, course substitutions may be approved by the Master of Education Program Director. Substitutions must meet State Board for Education Certification (SBEC) requirements. 

course

Credit hours

Prerequisites

(These courses do not satisfy the 36-hour requirements of the MED in Kinesiology with EC-12 Physical Education Teacher Certification.)

KNES 2309 - Adapted Kinesiology (S-L)
KNES 3303 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Kinesiology Core Courses

18

KNES 5301 - Exercise Physiology
KNES 5302 - Organization and Administration of Kinesiology and Sport
KNES 5303 - Mechanical Analysis of Motor Skills
KNES 6305 - Measurement, Evaluation, and Research in Kinesiology
KNES 6326 - Psychology of Sport and Performance
KNES 6345 - Applied Pedagogy in Kinesiology

Specialized Professional Preparation Area

12

EDUC 5303 - Development Stages of Early Childhood Through Adolescence
EDUC 5316 - Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment
EDUC 6302 - Research in Education (S-L)
KNES 6010 - Defense of Degree
READ 5331 - Reading in the Content Area
EDUC 5021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar
KNES 5010 - EC-12 Physical Education Seminar

Field Experience

6

EDUC 5321 - Internship in Teaching I

EDUC 5322 - Internship in Teaching II
or
EDUC 5608 - Clinical Teaching

Total Credit Hours Required

36

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION GRADUATE DEFENSE OF DEGREE

Because of Dallas Baptist University’s quest for meaningful assessment of graduate candidates, a defense of degree is required in all College of Education Graduate Programs. The defense of degree is a capstone collection of signature assessments and artifacts with reflections that demonstrate a candidate’s personal growth, development, and acquisition of knowledge, skills, and dispositions.

A digital format will be utilized by the candidate to enhance the presentation and to justify why the degree should be awarded to the candidate. The candidate’s formal defense will be presented to members of the Educator Preparation Board and will take place on the main campus each semester.

It is recommended that candidates attend a Defense of Degree workshop held each semester. It is also the candidate’s responsibility to schedule a meeting with their designated program director who will provide additional information regarding objectives, service-learning, artifacts, reflections, presentation format, and evaluative criteria and scoring.

Candidates must register for the Defense of Degree course as prescribed in their degree plan during the semester in which they will present their defense of degree to the Educator Preparation Board. The EPB is a group of experienced and widely successful educators from Dallas Baptist University and the Metroplex. Practicing teachers, administrators, consultants, superintendents, guidance directors, personnel directors, and Educational Region Service Center personnel, as well as DBU professors and administrators, volunteer their time for this highly selective process. The Educator Preparation Board serves as the College of Education Graduate Programs’ advisory board and meets three times a year to assess graduate candidates’ defense of degrees.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION GRADUATE E-PORTFOLIO

Dallas Baptist University’s educator preparation programs strive to provide a quality learning experience that enables all candidates to impact EC-12 learning. The E-Portfolio is designed to be an individualized collection of documents to prepare the candidate for future positions; demonstrate the candidate’s ongoing knowledge, skills, experiences, and dispositions; and provide the candidate with the opportunity for self-reflection. All graduate candidates are required to compile and maintain an electronic, developmental E-Portfolio. There are three types of documents that must be included in the E-Portfolio: required documents, foundational elements, and competency artifacts. Throughout the program, the candidate will collect these documents and upload them to their designed TaskStream account.

The organization of E-Portfolio is governed by the State Board of Educator Certification standards and competencies, DBU/InTASC competencies, and DBU’s Educator Preparation Provider competencies in addition to specific field of study competencies.

The E-Portfolio will be used to assess your development as you proceed through your designated program. Candidates who do not have all required documents and “signature assessments” uploaded into TaskStream will not be allowed to proceed to the next level as designed by these Transition Points:

  • Transition Point One: Requirements for Program Admission

  • Transition Point Two: Requirements for Program Entrance

  • Transition Point Three: Requirements for Program Continuance

  • Transition Point Four: Requirements for Program Completion

  • Transition Point Five: Requirements for Program Evaluation

It is the candidates’ responsibility to meet with their designed program director and/or advisor to discuss the E-Portfolio required documents, checkpoint scoring, foundational elements rubric, and the competency artifacts rubric.

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Find course descriptions by category under the Graduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.