Master of Education Kinesiology with Early Childhood-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 DEGREE 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.

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

course

KNES 2309 - Adapted Kinesiology (S-L)

KNES 3303 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

KINESIOLOGY CORE COURSES (18 HOURS)

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 HOURS)

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 HOURS)

EDUC 5321 - Internship in Teaching I

EDUC 5322 - Internship in Teaching II

or

EDUC 5608 - Clinical Teaching

Total Credit Hours Required

36 hours

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 web-based 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 Defense of Degree Committee and will take place on the main campus each semester.

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. 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.

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

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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