NY State Program Code: 24573
HEGIS Code: 0835.00
CIP Code: 13.1314
The Master of Arts in Physical Education (Pre-service) program prepares students to teach Pre-K to 12 physical education in schools. The program is designed for students that have a baccalaureate degree and wish to obtain New York State initial certification in Physical Education and a master’s degree simultaneously.
The program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to develop, teach, and promote healthy actively lifestyles with an emphasis on social-emotional learning. Students learn to use exercise, sports, games, and dance in age-appropriate programs for Pre-K to 12.
Previous course work and experiences are evaluated with respect to their comparability with required coursework; however, the M.A. in physical education (pre-service) degree requires a minimum of 33 graduate credits. Student teaching or co-requisite core content are not included in the 33 credit minimum but are required for State certification.
Students may be able to transfer up to 6 credits of non-Adelphi graduate level courses and/or up to 9 credits of Adelphi graduate level courses to the program upon advisor’s approval, not to exceed 9 total transfer credits. Students may transfer undergraduate physical education co-requisite core content courses that meet the program requirements.