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Master of Education - Columbus State University

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Master of Education

Program Description

The M.Ed. program in health and physical education is designed for teachers who hold a clear renewable T-4 teaching certificate. It provides advanced professional and pedagogical studies that develop expertise in the knowledge, skills, and habits of accomplished teachers.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the M.Ed. program, the candidate may apply to upgrade teacher certification to the T-5 level.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (regular admission) or 2.50 (provisional admission) on all undergraduate work at an accredited United States institution in fulfillment of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree
  • A clear renewable teaching license or documentation of eligibility for certification (approved program completion and applicable licensure exam scores)
  • The successful applicant must not have a criminal record or discharge from the armed services that would prevent recommendation for related teacher certifications

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:
  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge base of the disciplines of health and physical education.
  • Locate, evaluate, conduct, interpret and apply research for the improvement of teaching
  • Examine and use effective teaching behaviors, different teaching styles, and technology when appropriate
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet the needs of students of different abilities, genders, and racial and cultural backgrounds

Additional Program Requirements

  • Students must earn a 3.0 GPA calculated on all graduate work attempted. "Academic Forgiveness" policy does not apply to graduate studies
  • Students cannot graduate with a grade of "C" or below in more than two (2) graduate courses
  • A minimum of 27 hours of the hours required for the degree must be earned in residence (75%). Asynchronous (online) and distance learning courses administered through Columbus State University constitute courses taken in residence
  • A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of transfer credit or courses taken at CSU prior to full admission to a masters degree program may be applied toward the degree. Courses with earned grades of "C" or below cannot be transferred. The student’s advisor and the coordinator of the program in which the student is enrolled must approve any courses transferred
  • All degree requirements must be completed within seven (7) years of first enrollment.
  • Students must pass a written comprehensive examination 

Program of Study

Area 1 Professional Core Required Hours: 6
EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology: Achievement for Diverse Learners
EDUF 6116 Educational Research Methods

Area 2 Concentration Required Hours: 30
Health Education (6-9 Hours):
Select six to nine hours from the following:
HESC 5107 Human Sexuality
HESC 5108 Consumer Health
HESC 5188 Contemporary Health Problems
HESC 5795 Seminar in Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Physical Education (17-21 Hours):
Required Class - 3 hrs
PHED 6116 Analysis of Teaching Behavior in Physical Education
Select three semester hours from the following:
PHED 6215 Physical Education for Children
PHED 6216 Middle Level Physical Education
PHED 6217 Physical Education in Secondary School

Additional hours:
PHED 6115 Curriculum Development in Physical Education
PHED 6117 Social Devel in Phys Educ: Working with At-Risk Students
PHED 6118 Legal Issues In Physical Education and Sport
PHED 6119 Assessment in Physical Education
PHED 6135 Teaching P-12 Fitness
PHED 6219 Physical Education for Students with Disabilities
PHED 6226 Funding and Grants
PHED 6515 Selected Topics in Physical Ed
PHED 6795 Contemporary Issues in Physical Education
PHED 6899 Independent Study in Physical Education

HESC, PHED or other approved course

Area 3 Other Requirements Required Hours: 0
EDUF 6000 MEd Exit Exam

Total Hours Required: 36
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