A program of study for those interested in becoming adapted Physical Educators for special populations in public or private scenarios.
The master's programs of the School of Education provide numerous and innovative alternatives for the development of professionals that are leaders in formal educational institutions and other related work environments.
Mission of the School of Education
The missions of the School of Education is based on the principle that education is the art of achieving positive changes founded on social ethics. Our goal of excellence is manifested in that a good quality of life is the product of the holistic instruction of the student and the educational professional. Academic autonomy, respect for diversity, equality and human dignity, as well as reflective and diverse thought, characterize our organizational environment.
Master Program Admissions Requirements
An applicant shall be eligible for admission if he/she complies with the following requirements:
- Bachelor of Arts in Education or a related area from an accredited institution or a Bachelor of Arts with a Science degree in a particular field which required courses in education;
- Admission index of 3.00 on the Bachelor Degree. If at the end of completing the master degree, the student has a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99, he or she must take the EXADEP educational test. Students with a GPA of 3.00 or more are exempted from taking the EXADEP;
- Oral and written competence in English and Spanish are required;
- Completed application form and appropriate fees within the time specified in the University calendar;
- Evidence of undergraduate and graduate studies (official transcript).
Curriculum (36 credits)
PHED 505 - Leisure Time and the Physical Education Profession
PHED 516 - Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation in Adapted Physical Education
EDUC 505 - Educational Research Methods
EDUC 525 - Statistics for Evaluation and Research
PHED 512 - Principles and Foundations of Adapted Physical Activity
PHED 513 - Methods and Techniques of Programming and Teaching in Adapted Education
PHED 514 - Methods and Techniques for Recreational Therapy
EDUC 532 - Administration and Supervision of Programs for Special Education
COIS 600 - The Computer as an Instructional Resource
PHED 524 - Research Seminar in Physical Education
PHED 603 - Practicum in Adapted Physical Education
EDUC 709 - Thesis
**THESE COURSES ARE REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS WHOSE BACHELOR DEGREES ARE FROM OTHER DISCIPLINES DIFFERENT FROM ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION THAT HAS BEEN ADMITTED TO THIS PROGRAM.THESE COURSES MUST BE APPROVED BEFORE ENROLLMENT IN SPECIALIZED COURSES.
*Partial scholarships Available
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