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Master of Teaching—Kinesiology

**Curry is not current accepting applications to the Heath and PE program.**

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 Kinesiology – 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 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 Curry 4-year Kinesiology program;
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 first or second year at UVA;
5. Provide test scores that meet criteria set by the VA Dept of Education in ONE of the following:

  • SATs: if taken between 4/1/95 and 3/1/16 —score of 1100, with at least 530 verbal, 530 math; if taken after 3/1/16—score of 1170, with at least 580 evidence-based reading and writing and 560 math, OR

  • ACTs: composite score of 24, with at least 22 in math, and an English Plus Reading score of 46, OR

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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 and performance in area schools (field work).

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) prior to matriculation. 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: 3 hours of mathematics, 3 hours of natural science, 6 hours of composition/writing (includes courses in any subject area that require at least two writing assignments in English totaling 4,000 words (20 pages) or more), 3 hours of historical studies in American history, 3 credits of humanities and 3 credits of social sciences. [see the College of Arts and Sciences Area Studies requirements for examples of what types of courses typically meet these requirements]
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 and test scores with applications, but will need to provide official transcripts showing degree conferral and test scores before they can matriculate.) Applicants must submit test scores on ONE of the following (official scores should be sent to the University of Virginia; the institutional code is 5820):

  • SATs: if taken between 4/1/95 and 3/1/16 —score of 1100, with at least 530 verbal, 530 math; if taken after 3/1/16—score of 1170, with at least 580 evidence-based reading and writing and 560 math, OR

  • ACTs: composite score of 24, with at least 22 in math, and an English Plus Reading score of 46, OR

  • 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

  • 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 for the first review of applications. Applications will be accepted until June 1 on a space-available basis.

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 in Health & PE 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 (contact the Health & PE coordinator for other options)

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.)

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"

By October 1, complete 2 CPP-R units in the Curry Participant Pool.

 

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 May 1, we recommend you take and pass the Virginia Communications & Literacy Assessment (VCLA).   Print a copy of your test results for your personal records.  Forward a copy of the test score report to TeacherEd@virginia.edu. 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.


 

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 October 1, complete 2 CPP-R units in the Curry Participant Pool.

By December 1, submit the Teaching Internship Application (a form on which you request a student teaching placement) sent to you by the Field Placement Coordinator.

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 undergraduate Kinesiology major, and a cumulative GPA of 2.7.

Spring Semester:

KINE 5120: Secondary Pedagogy (3 cr.)
KINE 4130: Teaching School Health (3 cr.)
EDIS 4889: Field Experience (1 cr.)
EDIS 5070: Designing Technology Enhanced Solutions (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.)

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.

Complete the online module Dyslexia Awareness Training Module. Ensure that a copy of the certificate of completion is delivered 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 July 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.  If taken on 7/1/2015 or later, register for #5857.  (Score reports for individuals who took the Praxis II Health & Physical Education Content Knowledge exam (#0856 or #5856) prior to July 1, 2015, will be accepted provided the candidate met the passing score effective at the time the test was taken.)

By August 1, provide documentation of Red Cross (or equivalent) training in First Aid/CPR/AED. Training must include a hands-on component. Submit a copy of the certificate needed for licensure to the Teacher Ed Office. KINE 3630: Emergency Medical Care can be used to satisfy this licensure requirement. 

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

By October 1, complete 2 CPP-R units in the Curry Participant Pool.

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 for both Curry degrees no later than February 1. Submit your paper Graduation/Licensure application (make sure to list primary and additional endorsements, if applicable) to Curry's Teacher Education Office (326 Bavaro Hall). 

Finish General Education Requirements

When the Teacher Education Office receives word from the Registrar that degrees have been conferred, personnel will sign your College Verification Form and mail your application packet along next steps instructions to you, so you can obtain licensure.

PGMT Course Overview

PGMT in Health & PE  (1 year option)

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 July 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. Print a copy of your test results for your personal records.  If taken on 7/1/2015 or later, register for #5857.  (Score reports for individuals who took the Praxis II Health & Physical Education Content Knowledge exam (#0856 or #5856) prior to July 1, 2015, will be accepted provided the candidate met the passing score effective at the time the test was taken.)

By August 1, provide documentation of Red Cross (or equivalent) training in First Aid/CPR/AED. Training must include a hands-on component. Submit a copy of the certificate needed for licensure to the Teacher Ed Office. 

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. Forward a copy of the test score report to TeacherEd@virginia.edu.  You will need this document when you apply for licensure at the end of the program.

 

Second Semester (Fall): 

EDIS 5070: Designing Technologies for Teaching (1 cr.)
KINE 5110: Elementary pedagogy (3 cr.)
KINE 5240: Kinesiology Developmental Disabilities-APE (3 cr.)
EDIS 5889: Teaching Internship -- HPE (6 cr.)
EDIS 5879: Seminar: Teaching Internship -- HPE (3 cr.)

By October 1, complete 2 CPP-R units in the Curry Participant Pool.

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.

Complete the online module Dyslexia Awareness Training Module. Ensure that a copy of the certificate of completion is delivered to the Office of Teacher Education. Keep the original with your personal records. 

Third Semester (Spring):

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

Fourth Semester (Summer):

If graduating in August, apply for graduation both for your undergraduate and master's degrees by June 1. Submit your paper Graduation/Licensure application (make sure to list primary and additional endorsements, if applicable) to Curry's Teacher Education Office (326 Bavaro Hall). 

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

Other coursework needed for degree/licensure

When the Teacher Education Office receives word from the Registrar that degrees have been conferred, personnel will sign your College Verification Form and mail your application packet along next steps instructions to you, so you can obtain licensure.

Sample Jobs After Graduation

PK-12 Health and Physical Education teaching positions

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at http://records.ureg.virginia.edu/index.php

Alumni Spotlight

Barbara Rosen
Curry class of 2000
P.E. Teacher at Hollymead Elementary school
Kinesiology - Pedagogy

The PGMT program was challenging, with fun classes, professional teaching placements and an environment that supports great relationships with peers and professors. UVA is an amazing place to learn.

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