Health and Physical Education, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Health and Physical Education (Preschool-Grade 12) - Graduate

Students with a baccalaureate degree who are interested in teaching may pursue the Post-baccalaureate program for initial teacher certification.

Additional undergraduate coursework in the certification content area may be required to meet State and University certification standards.

Upon successful completion of the program the student will be recommended to the State of New Jersey for initial teacher certification (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, or CEAS). The CEAS authorizes the holder to teach in New Jersey public schools and expedites the ability to become certified in most other states. The CEAS never expires.

In New Jersey, candidates who have completed an initial teaching certification program must successfully complete one year of teaching in order to be eligible to receive a permanent Standard Certificate.

Total credit requirements for this program include the Teaching Field Requirements, Additional Requirements for State Certification, and the Graduate Professional Sequence.

 

Program Requirements

Required Courses
Physical Education Requirements
BIOL 110The Biology of Human Life4
HLTH 520Foundations and Methods in Health Education3
HPEM 355Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education3
PEMJ 131Fitness Activities3
PEMJ 145Dance in the Schools2
PEMJ 152Introduction to Fielding and Target Games3
PEMJ 153Introduction to Invasion and Net Games3
PEMJ 200Human Motor Development1
PEMJ 320Physiology of Exercise4
PEMJ 321Kinesiology3
PEMJ 324Basic Motor Learning3
PEMJ 335Teaching of Elementary Physical Education3
PEMJ 351Adapted Physical Education3
PEMJ 558Teaching of Secondary Physical Education3
HLTH 101Personal Health Issues3
HLTH 208Study of Human Diseases3
HLTH 213Perspectives on Drugs3
HLTH 222Mental Health in the Schools3
HLTH 290Human Sexuality3
Total Credits56
Additional Requirements for State Certification
Speech
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 13
Physiology and Hygiene
Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy or have the Undergraduate equivalent course approved by advisor.
Educational Psychology
EDFD 582Learning Theories3
or PSYC 560 Advanced Educational Psychology
Graduate Professional Sequence
Introductory Sequence
EDFD 505Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling3
or SASE 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling
SASE 518Technology Integration in the Classroom1
Diversity and Instructional Sequence
EDFD 509Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching3
or SASE 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
EDFD 516Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners1
or SASE 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners
SASE 517Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools1
READ 501Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School3
EDFD 519Assessment for Authentic Learning3
or SASE 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning
Pedagogical Sequence I
SASE 526Teaching for Learning I3
SASE 527Fieldwork3
Pedagogical Sequence II
SASE 514Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching 26
or SASE 529 Student Teaching
SASE 543Teaching for Learning II3
Total Credits36
1

May be completed by examination.

2

SASE 514 is for in-service teachers.

Additional Requirements for State Certification

The following additional requirements must be met prior to student teaching. Upon admission to the program, the student's submitted transcripts are evaluated to determine if any of these requirements have been fulfilled by previous coursework. In such cases, the requirement(s) appears on the degree audit as being waived.

  • CMST 101 or Speech Challenge Exam or documented & approved experience
  • Physiology & Hygiene - free test at county office of education or BIOL/HLTH course
  • Educational Psychology - EDFD 582 or PSYC 560
  • Psychology or equivalent undergraduate course work

Note: Certification requirements are subject to change.