Master of Teaching- Health & Physical Education

Do you want to be a Health and Physical Education teacher?

The Curry School of Education is proud to offer a Master of Teaching (MT) degree with licensure and endorsement in Health and Physical Education, grades preK-12. We offer two programs: the BSEd/MT (Five-year Program for Undergraduates) and the PG/MT (post-graduate program for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree).

BSEd/MT in Kinesiology - Health and Physical Education (Five-year Program for Undergraduates)

In this program, you have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Education degree (BSEd) and a Master of Teaching (MT) degree from the Curry School of Education. Degrees are awarded simultaneously at the end of the five-year program of studies. You earn licensure with endorsement in Health and Physical Education, grades preK-12.

PG/MT Health and Physical Education (Post-graduate program for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree)

In this program, prospective graduate students who have an undergraduate degree have the opportunity to earn a Master of Teaching (M.T.) degree from the Curry School of Education. This two-year program of study, though if entering the program with a degree in Kinesiology it is possible to accelerate the program, completing requirements in 1 year, allows you to earn licensure with endorsement in Health and Physical Education, grades preK-12.

See the Teacher Education Student Handbook for program policies and procedures.

B/MT Prerequisites and Admission Requirements

BSEd/MT in Kinesology – Health and Physical Education

Off-Grounds Transfer Students:  Apply for admission to UVA through the University's Office of Undergraduate Admission complete the Permission to Enroll application for transfer students, and meet criteria 2, 3, 5, 6 listed below.

On-Grounds Students:

To be granted permission to enter the BSEd/MT program, you must:

1. be enrolled as a first-year or second-year student in the College or Arts and Sciences (or have been admitted to the 4-year Kinesiology program--a direct admit route to the University);
2. have completed EDIS 2010 and 2880 (or VA Community College equivalent coursework);
3. Demonstrate academic success (UVA GPA of 2.7 and major GPA of 3.0);
4. Submit the Permission to Enroll application to the Office of Teacher Education (326 Bavaro Hall) by February 1 of your second year at UVA;
5. Provide test scores that meet criteria set by the VA Dept of Education in ONE of the following:

  • PRAXIS CORE ACADEMIC SKILLS FOR EDUCATORS TESTS (effective 1/1/14): 150 math, 156 reading, 162 writing; if Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test was taken prior to 12/31/13  178 math, 178 reading, 175 writing or 532 composite score, OR
  • SATs taken prior to 4/1/95--score of 1000, with at least 450 verbal, 520 math; if taken after 4/1/95--score of 1100 with at least 530 verbal, 530 math  OR
  • ACTs taken prior to 4/1/95 – composite score of 21, with at least 21 in math and an ACT English Plus Reading score no less than 37; if taken after 4/1/95 – composite score of 24, with at least 22 in math, and an English Plus Reading score of 46, OR
  • VCLA: Reading and Writing as an optional assessment for the PRAXIS CORE reading and writing tests (VCLA cut scores: writing subtest of 235, reading subtest of 235, composite score of 470) in combination with qualifying math scores from SATs, ACTs, or PRAXIS CORE. 

6. Show good progress toward meeting GENERAL REQUIREMENTS through coursework or AP or IB credits in:

  • Natural Sciences (12 hrs.) BIO 2010 and 2020, BIO Lab 2030 or 2040, Mathematics at the 1100 level or higher
  • English Composition (6 hrs. including second writing requirement) same as the College
  • Humanities (6 hrs.) same as the College
  • Non-Western Studies (3 hrs.) same as the College
  • Historical Studies (3 hrs.) 3 cr. American History (HIUS 2001 or 2002)
  • Social Sciences (6 hrs.) Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology/Linguistics/Economics

 

NOTE: Permission to Enroll allows you to sign up for licensure classes offered through the Curry School of Education. Formal admission to the program (advancement to graduate status) occurs midway through one's fourth year at UVA. Advancement is based on academic performance in Kinesiology and M.T. classes, performance in area schools (field work), and performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

PGMT Prerequisites and Admission Requirements

PG/MT Health and Physical Education

Applicants to the PG/MT Health and Physical Education program must:

1. Possess a B.A. or B.S. degree (preferably in Kinesiology). Courses in the major must reflect a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.
2. Meet (or be prepared to meet) general studies requirements: 12 hours mathematics and science, 6 hours in English/composition/literature, 3 hours of historical studies in American history, as well as courses representing the humanities and the social sciences.
3. Meet (or be prepared to take) the following pre-requisites or co-requisites:

  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy (KINE 3600)
  • Biomechanics/Motor Control (KINE 3620)
  • Contemporary Health Issues (KINE 2400)
  • Nutrition (KINE 3400 or BIOL 1060)
  • Motor Development (KINE 2200)
  • Human Movement (KINE 2100 and/or KINE 2110)
  • Kinesiology Disabilities (KINE 3210)
  • Assessment in Kinesiology (KINE 5100)
  • Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (EDLF 3440)

4. Complete the online application for admission and submit supporting materials, including official transcripts and test scores by February 1.  (NOTE: applicants may upload unofficial transcripts with applications, but will need to provide official transcripts before they can matriculate.) Test scores include GREs that meet targets--at or above 450/150 (verbal), 530/145 (quantitative), 4.0 (analytical writing).  Applicants must also submit test scores on ONE of the following:

  • PRAXIS CORE ACADEMIC SKILLS FOR EDUCATORS TESTS (effective 1/1/14): 150 math, 156 reading, 162 writing; if Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test was taken prior to 12/31/13  178 math, 178 reading, 175 writing or 532 composite score, OR
  • SATs taken prior to 4/1/95--score of 1000, with at least 450 verbal, 520 math; if taken after 4/1/95--score of 1100 with at least 530 verbal, 530 math  OR
  • ACTs taken prior to 4/1/95 – composite score of 21, with at least 21 in math and an ACT English Plus Reading score no less than 37; if taken after 4/1/95 – composite score of 24, with at least 22 in math, and an English Plus Reading score of 46, OR
  • VCLA: Reading and Writing as an optional assessment for the PRAXIS CORE reading and writing tests (VCLA cut scores: writing subtest of 235, reading subtest of 235, composite score of 470) in combination with qualifying math scores from SATs, ACTs, or PRAXIS CORE. 

Application Due Date

B/MT: February 1 of the second year of enrollment at the University. Prospective students transferring from another university must adhere to the deadlines set by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

PG/MT: February 1

Degree Requirements

All students must complete coursework, practica, and assessments required for licensure by the dates listed in the Course Outline below.

Students in the five-year program must meet B.S.Ed. and M.T.  requirements to earn dual degrees.

To earn a Master’s degree at Curry, 30 academic credits at the 5000 level or above are required.  (Note: fieldwork courses, including student teaching – EDIS 5889 – are not included.)  There is no restriction on which department or school those graduate level courses are to be taken.  Additional coursework may be needed to meet licensure requirements.

All program completers must submit applications for graduation to the Curry School (Teacher Education Office: 326 Bavaro Hall).

As noted in the Course Outline, materials required for Curry include an application for licensure.

Prospective teachers must also complete the following:

  • The following Kinesiology coursework (with UVa equivalents indicated)
    • Musculoskeletal Anatomy (KINE 3600)
    • Biomechanics/Motor Control (KINE 3620)
    • Contemporary Health Issues (KINE 2400)
    • Nutrition (KINE 3400 or BIOL 1060)
    • Motor Development (KINE 2200)
    • Human Movement (KINE 2100 and/or KINE 2110)
    • Kinesiology Disabilities (KINE 3210)
    • Assessment in Kinesiology (KINE 5100)
    • Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (EDLF 3440)

 

Funding Opportunities

All new and continuing undergraduates at the University of Virginia may be eligible for federal loans, grants, scholarships, work study and other categories of need-based financial aid. We encourage you to submit your application for financial aid by March 1, so the Office of Financial Aid can provide you with an estimate of your eligibility for the upcoming academic year.

All Students may apply for federal financial aid, including work-study. Information about federal aid programs, including applying using the FAFSA, can be found through Student Financial Services. Additional financial aid information can be found on Curry's Financial Aid webpage.

All Master of Teaching students are also eligible for numerous scholarships and awards offered through the Curry Foundation. These are advertised in December; several are earmarked for Teacher Education students (TEd@Curry).

Typical Length of Study

All Master of Teaching students are full-time students.

B/MT: Completion time is generally five years. 

PG/MT: 1-2 years, depending on prior academic experiences. If the teaching candidate has an undergraduate major in Kinesiology and has completed the required courses in general education, this program can be completed in 1 academic year.  For those who have additional kinesiology coursework to complete, the program may take longer.

Semester of Entry:

Fall only

Full or Part Time:

Full-time program

B/MT Course Overview

Print out this course overview, and use it to track your progress in Curry.  Your advisor will want to see this document when you meet to plan your program of studies. These MT courses are in addition to your Kinesiology undergraduate major requirements.
 

The following Prescribed Electives for the Kinesiology B.S.Ed. are to be included in your plan of study.

Recommended sequences for them are included below:

KINE 3630 Emergency Medical Care
KINE 2100 Instr. Str. Human Movement Part I or KINE 2110 Instr. Str. Human Movement Part II
EDLF 3440 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
KINE 3210 Kinesiology Individuals Disabilities
KINE 3211 Kinesiology Disabilities Lab

3rd YEAR

Fall Semester:

EDLF 5011: Adolescent Learning & Development (3 cr.)
EDIS 3450 Teaching with Technology (3 cr.)--fall or spring - math/sciences section

NOTE:  The following “Prescribed Electives” for the Kinesiology B.S.Ed. should be taken at this time, if they have not yet been taken:

KINE 3210: Kinesiology Individuals Disabilities (3 cr.)
KINE 3211: Practicum in Kinesiology Disabilities Lab (1 cr.)
KINE 5100: Assessment in Kinesiology (3 cr.)
KINE 2100: Human Movement Part I (2 cr.)  Offered alternate years with KINE 2110: Human Movement Part II (2 cr.)

Continue working on General Requirements listed above in "Prerequisites and Admissions Requirements"
 

Spring Semester:

EDIS 5710: Content Area Reading (3 cr.).  Offered spring and summer semesters

NOTE:  The following “Prescribed Electives” for the Kinesiology B.S.Ed. should be taken at this time, if they have not yet been taken:

KINE 3630: Emergency Medical Care (0-4 cr.) See note below about licensure requirements.

 

By April 15, complete 3 CPP-R credits in the Curry Participant Pool.

By May 1, take and pass the Virginia Communications & Literacy Assessment (VCLA).   Print a copy of your test results for your personal records.  You will need these when applying for licensure at the end of the program.

 

 

Summer

KINE 5140: Qualitative Analysis of Motor Patterns (3 cr.). Take either Summer after 3rd Year or 4th year.


Sign up to take GREs prior to September 1, so you can retake the exam if your scores do not meet Curry minimums of at or above 150 (verbal), 145 (quantitative), 4.0 (analytical writing). Submit official test scores through ETS.  The University's institutional code is 5820; there is no school code, but ensure that you indicate that this is for a “Graduate Institution,” as opposed to “Undergraduate;” ETS will not send GRE scores to an undergraduate institution.

 

4th YEAR
 

Fall Semester:

KINE 5240: Kinesiology Developmental Disabilities-APE (3 cr.)
KINE 5110: Elementary pedagogy (3 cr.)
EDHS 2240: Substance Abuse (3 cr.)
EDIS 4889: Field Experience (1 cr.)
 

NOTE:  The following “Prescribed Electives” for the Kinesiology B.S.Ed. should be taken at this time, if they have not yet been taken:

KINE 2100: Human Movement Part I (2 cr.)  Offered alternate years with KINE 2110: Human Movement Part II (2 cr.)

By December 1, submit the Teaching Associateship Application (a form on which you request a student teaching placement) to the Office of Teacher Education.

By December 1, turn in the Advancement to Graduate Status Application (available in the Office of Teacher Education).  Criteria for advancement are satisfactory performance in all field experiences and Curry classes, a 3.0 GPA in content major in the College, a cumulative GPA of 2.7, and satisfactory  performance on GREs.

 

Spring Semester:

KINE 5120: Secondary Pedagogy (3 cr.)
KINE 5130: Teaching School Health (3 cr.)
EDIS 4889: Field Experience (1 cr.)
 

NOTE:  The following “Prescribed Electives” for the Kinesiology B.S.Ed. should be taken at this time, if they have not yet been taken:

EDLF 3440: Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (3 cr.)

By April 15, complete 3 CPP-R credits in the Curry Participant Pool.

Complete the online module Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognizing, Reporting, and Responding for Educators.  Print out the certificate of completion and submit one copy to the Office of Teacher Education. Keep the original with your personal records.

Meet General Requirements listed above in "Prerequisites and Admission Requirements".

 

Summer 

By August 1, take and pass the Praxis II Health and Physical Education Content Knowledge exam offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).  Print a copy of your test results for your personal records.

By August 1, take certification course from Red Cross in First Aid/CPR/AED. Submit a copy of the certificate needed for Teaching Associateship and licensure to the Teacher Ed Office. KINE 3630: Emergency Medical Care can be used to satisfy this licensure requirement. For more information view the VDOE FAQ.

KINE 5140: Qualitative Analysis of Motor Patterns (3 cr.). If not completed Summer after 3rd Year.

 

5th YEAR
 

Fall Semester: (No courses, other than those listed below, may be taken during the term.)

EDIS 5889: Teaching Associateship -- HPE (12 cr.)
EDIS 5879: Seminar: Teaching Associateship -- HPE (3 cr.)
 

If planning to enroll as part-time (fewer than 12 cr.) during the spring, complete a Change of Status form and submit it to the Teacher Education Office  by October 15.
 

Spring Semester:

EDIS 7991: Field Project (3 cr.)
EDIS 7100: Contemporary Educational Issues (3 cr.)
KINE 5260: Adapted Physical Education: Physically and Sensory Impaired (3 cr.)
 

If graduating in May, apply for graduation both in the College and in Curry no later than February 1. On the Curry form, be sure to list primary and additional endorsements (if relevant). Take your education application to Curry's Teacher Education Office (326 Bavaro Hall). Use a paperclip to attach copies of test scores, and the "College Verification Form" and "Application for Initial Licensure" documents found in the online pdf "Application for a Virginia License". Make sure the address you list on the licensure application is the one where you will be receiving mail between May and August.

By April 15, complete 3 CPP-R credits in the Curry Participant Pool.

Finish General Education Requirements
 

When the Teacher Education Office receives word from the Registrar that degrees have been conferred, personnel will sign off on your application for licensure and mail all materials to you, so you can work directly with the VDOE to obtain licensure.

PGMT Course Overview

Use the outline below to map your coursework in Curry:
 

First Semester (Summer #1):

Review the General Studies Review (GSR) and Content Studies Review (CSR) with your advisor and submit the signed forms to the Teacher Education Office (326 Bavaro) indicating any additional requirements needed for licensure.

KINE 5140: Qualitative Analysis of Motor Patterns (3 cr.)
EDIS 5000: The Exceptional Learner (3 cr.)
EDLF 5010 Child Learning and Development (3 cr.) or EDLF 5011 Adolescent Learning and Development (3 cr.) – offered online

By August 1, take and pass the Praxis II Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge exam offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Print a copy of your test results for your personal records.

By August 1, take certification course from Red Cross in First Aid/CPR/AED. Submit a copy of the certificate needed for Teaching Associateship and licensure to the Teacher Ed Office. KINE 3630: Emergency Medical Car can be used to meet this requirement.  For more information view the VDOEFAQ.

By August 1, take and pass the reading and writing portions of the Virginia Communication & Literacy Assessment(VCLA).  Print a copy of your scores for your personal records.  You will need this document when you apply for licensure at the end of the program.

 

Second Semester (Fall): 

EDIS 3450 Teaching with Technology (3 cr.)
KINE 5110: Elementary pedagogy (3 cr.)
KINE 5240: Kinesiology Developmental Disabilities-APE (3 cr.)
EDIS 5889: Teaching Associateship -- HPE (6 cr.)
EDIS 5879: Seminar: Teaching Associateship -- HPE (3 cr.)

Complete the online module Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognizing, Reporting, and Responding for EducatorsPrint out the certificate of completion and make one copy for the Office of Teacher Education.  Keep the original for your personal records.
 

Third Semester (Spring):

KINE 5130: Teaching School Health (3 cr.)
KINE 5120: Secondary Pedagogy (3 cr.)
EDIS 5889: Teaching Associateship -- HPE (6 cr.)
EDIS 5879: Seminar: Teaching Associateship -- HPE (3 cr.)
EDIS 7991: Field Project (3 cr.)

By April 15, complete 3 CPP-R credits in the Curry Participant Pool.
 

Fourth Semester (Summer):

EDIS 7100: Contemporary Educational Issues (3 cr.)
EDIS 5710: Content Area Reading (3 cr.)  - offered online

Other coursework needed for degree/licensure

Sample Jobs After Graduation

PK-12 Health and Physical Education teaching positions

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