Teaching, with Teacher Certification in Physical Education (Preschool-Grade 12) (M.A.T.) - Graduate - 2012 University Catalog

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Students with a baccalaureate degree and interest in teaching may pursue the Post-BA program for certification only OR the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) which simultaneously leads to certification AND Master's Degree. The content area program is open to students who wish to teach one of the following content areas in K-12 schools:
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • French
  • Health Education
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Italian*
  • Latin*
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Teacher of English as a Second Language
* Post BA Certification only

Montclair State University’s Teacher Education Program is one of the most highly-regarded teacher preparation programs in the country. It has been consistently recognized both nationally and regionally for its unique features, including its structure, partnerships, and curricular emphases. The program is considered a model for other colleges and universities and has continuously been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.

The Teacher Education Program’s professional course sequence and field experiences emphasize teaching for critical thinking and culturally responsive teaching. The professional component for both graduate students addresses four broad areas: 1) student development and learning, 2) the classroom and the school, 3) the curriculum, and 4) effective teaching skills.


TEACHING (PHYSICAL EDUCATION)

  1. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE CERT

    1. SPEECH

      Complete the following 1 course: (May be completed by examination)

      CMST 101 Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. PHYSIOLOGY & HYGIENE

      Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the COP or have UG equivalent course approved by advisor.

    3. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

      Complete 1 course from:

      ELRS 580 Learning Theories (3 hours lecture) 3
      PSYC 560 Advanced Educational Psychology (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. TEACHING FIELD REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 33 semester hours including the following 3 requirement(s):

    1. REQUIRED COURSES

      Complete the following 11 courses for 29 semester hours:

      BIOL 240 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      BIOL 241 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      HPEM 355 Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education (3 hours lecture) 3
      PEMJ 131 Fitness Activities 2
      PEMJ 145 Dance in the Schools 2
      PEMJ 235 Movement Experiences in the Elementary School 2
      PEMJ 248 Teaching Gymnastics in the Schools. Starting Summer 2012: Teaching Educational Gymnastics (1.0 to 2.0 credit lab) 1-2
      PEMJ 320 Physiology of Exercise (3 hours lecture) 3
      PEMJ 321 Kinesiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      PEMJ 324 Basic Motor Learning (3 hours lecture) 3
      PEMJ 351 Adapted Physical Education (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. SPORTS MODULE/INDIVIDUAL

      Complete 1 course for 2 semester hours from the following list.

      PEMJ 138 Sports Module IV: Tennis, Badminton, and Fencing 2
      PEMJ 139 Sports Module V: Archery, Golf, and Track & Field 2
    3. SPORTS MODULE/TEAM

      Complete 1 course for 2 semester hours from the following list.

      PEMJ 135 Sports Module I: Football, Basketball, Team Handball 2
      PEMJ 136 Sports Module II: Soccer, Speedball, Volleyball 2
      PEMJ 137 Sports Module III: Softball, Lacrosse, and Hockey 2
  3. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 36 semester hours including the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE

      1. INTRODUCTORY SEQUENCE

        Complete 2 requirement(s):

        1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

          CURR 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
          EDFD 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
        2. Complete for 1 semester hours.

          CURR 518 Technology Integration in the Classroom (1 hour lecture) 1
      2. DIVERSITY AND INSTRUCTIONAL SEQUENCE

        Complete 5 requirement(s):

        1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

          CURR 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning (3 hours lecture) 3
          EDFD 509 Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching (3 hours lecture) 3
        2. Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours from the following list

          CURR 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (1 hour lecture) 1
          EDFD 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (1 hour lecture) 1
        3. Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours:

          CURR 517 Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools (1 hour lecture) 1
        4. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours: .

          READ 501 Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School (3 hours lecture) 3
        5. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

          CURR 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning (3 hours lecture) 3
          EDFD 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning (3 hours lecture) 3
      3. PEDAGOGICAL SEQUENCE I

        Complete 2 requirement(s):

        1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

          CURR 526 Teaching for Learning I (3 hours lecture) 3
        2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

          CURR 527 Fieldwork (3 hours lecture) 3
      4. PEDAGOGICAL SEQUENCE II

        Complete 2 requirement(s):

        1. Complete 1 course for 6 semester hours from the following list. (CURR 514 is for in-service teachers).

          CURR 514 Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching 4-8
          CURR 529 Student Teaching (6 hours lab) 6
        2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

          CURR 543 Teaching for Learning II (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. CONTENT AREA COURSES (PHYS ED)

      Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. Teaching Methods

        Complete 1 course:

        PEMJ 457 Teaching of Physical Education (2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab) 3
        PEMJ 558 The Teaching of Physical Education (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. Graduate-Level Teaching Field Course

        Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

        PEMJ 502 Methods of Inquiry and Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 505 Research Design (3 hours seminar) 3
        PEMJ 508 Management and Supervision in Sport and Fitness (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 510 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 514 Sport Marketing and Public Relations (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 521 Technology Integration in Exercise Science and Physical Education (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 531 Practicum in Adapted Physical Education 3
        PEMJ 539 Advanced Exercise Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 540 Applied Exercise Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 541 Aerobic Exercise: Testing and Programming (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 542 Applied Cardiac Rehabilitation (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 543 Anaerobic Exercise: Testing and Programming (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 544 Administration of Specialized Exercise Programs (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 546 Principles of Sports Conditioning (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 547 Advanced Coaching Techniques (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 548 Practicum in Individualized Exercise Programs 3-6
        PEMJ 552 Seminar in Current Problems in Athletics (3 hours seminar) 3
        PEMJ 554 Orientation to Sports Medicine (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 556 Teaching for Skill Acquisition (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 557 Human Motor Development (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 559 Applied Sport Psychology (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 560 Curriculum in Physical Education (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 562 Concepts in Physical Activity (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 565 Reflective Teaching in Physical Education (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 575 Philosophical and Sociological Foundations of Sport and Physical Education (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 577 Supervision in Physical Education (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 580 Independent Study in Physical Education 1-3
        PEMJ 592 Selected Topics in Exercise Science and Physical Education (3 hours lecture) 3
        PEMJ 594 Internship in Sport and Exercise Science 3
        PEMJ 598 Applied Project 3
        PEMJ 603 Research Project 3
  4. CULMINATING EXPERIENCE

    Successfully complete the Comprehensive Examination.


Course Descriptions:

BIOL240: Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Human anatomy and physiology for health education and physical education majors. Not for biology majors. Biology majors may only take this course as a free elective. 3 sh.

BIOL241: Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Human anatomy and physiology for health education and physical education majors. Not for biology majors. Biology majors may only take this course as a free elective. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 240.

CMST101: Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces students to the theoretical and practical requirements of different types of public presentations and helps students develop an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic nature of the communication process. The course focuses on the basic elements of the communication process, listening, communicator and audience characteristics, basic research skills, and message composition and delivery. Students learn about the demands of public presentations in culturally and professionally diverse environments and develop presentation competence and flexibility. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Communication, Communication. Previous course SPCM 101 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

CURR505: Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course brings together differing viewpoints regarding the purposes of teaching in the United States and the teacher's role in fostering democracy. It provides future teachers with the habits of mind, skills, tools and resources to analyze and evaluate the relationship between the history of public education, the evolution of teacher identity, and the roles teachers and teaching have played in shaping the United States as a society and vice versa. Using Montclair State's Portrait of a Teacher as an organizing framework, this course places particular emphasis on the idea that all students can learn regardless of their gender, ability, race, ethnicity, or economic background. Students in the course study the history, philosophy, and politics that shape differing views about the roles and responsibilities of teachers, especially as these views relate to integration and inclusion in the classroom. Cross listed with EDFD 505. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR509: Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning (3 hours lecture)

This course examines how teachers, teaching, & schooling can foster the learning of pupils from diverse socio-economic, linguistic & cultural backgrounds. Students explore the ways socialization shapes perceptions of oneself & others; reflect on their own beliefs & assumptions about their sociocultural identities & how those have been shaped through experience; examine the nature & impact of the increasing social, cultural, & linguistic diversity in K-12 schools; & reflect on their capacity to bring about educational change that promotes equity & affirms diversity. They investigate ways of teaching all children successfully, particularly through a culturally responsive curriculum, & of developing positive relationships among teachers, parents, & children across diversity. Through a community study of an urban area with a predominantly poor & diverse population, students develop a framework for understanding the relationship between schools, communities, & society; cultivate skills needed to familiarize themselves with diverse communities & their residents; & envision ways they can help future students see connections between their in-school & out-of-school experiences. They also develop their ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 509. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR514: Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching

Open only to post-baccalaureate and graduate students; this course replaces supervised student teaching for those already employed in teaching situations without standard certification. Joint supervision by the school district and University personnel. Student must obtain permission of department chairperson and the school district. Certain qualifications required. 4 - 8 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

CURR516: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (1 hour lecture)

This course examines the best practices in educating English language learners. Students gain a greater understanding of the linguistic difficulties and resources of English language learners as well as the importance of a multicultural curriculum. Students learn how to make content comprehensible and differentiate instruction based on the language levels of individual English language learners. Students develop an understanding of the academic and affective needs of English language learners, and of strategies for meeting these needs. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 516. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR517: Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools (1 hour lecture)

This course presents the central issues in the inclusion of students with disabilities in United States middle and secondary schools. It focuses on best practices for providing access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities in inclusive settings. In addition, students explore the legal, professional, and contextual influences on the implementation of inclusion. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR518: Technology Integration in the Classroom (1 hour lecture)

This one-credit course introduces pre-service teachers to the dimensions of educational technology for teaching and learning. Students also explore the history of educational technology with a focus on the pedagogical and practical implementation of educational technologies, youth technology culture, and emerging technologies. It enables the students to drawn upon field-based experiences in READ 501 to plan instructional technology environments that are student-centered, collaborative, and inquiry-based; that emphasize critical thinking; and that support specific curricular goals - as stated in institutional, state and national standards for technology in education. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR519: Assessment for Authentic Learning (3 hours lecture)

This course provides prospective teachers with knowledge and skills for evaluating and understanding student growth and learning across diverse educational settings. Students consider assessment practices from the point of view of learners and how they experience learning opportunities. Teacher candidates also analyze assessment policies and practices, both local and national, in order to maximize both student and teacher performance. They draw on aspects of assessment policy and practice to evaluate their own understandings of assessment and its development. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 519. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505, CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR526: Teaching for Learning I (3 hours lecture)

This is the first course in a two-semester sequence (CURR 526, CURR 543). This course focuses on developing classroom practices necessary for student teaching and the beginning of a professional career in teaching, building from the knowledge and skills developed in previous courses in the professional sequence. In conjunction with CURR 527-Fieldwork, students have the opportunity to observe in classrooms and to do individual, small group, and whole class teaching. Students investigate democratic classroom practice by focusing on curriculum development; creating a positive, well-structured climate for learning in their classrooms; learning and practicing techniques for effective classroom management; and choosing appropriate teaching strategies and assessments to create successful learning experiences for their students. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; CURR 509 or EDFD 509; CURR 516 or EDFD 516; CURR 517; CURR 518; READ 501. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR527: Fieldwork (3 hours lecture)

Students spend 60 hours, or approximately one day per week, in a selected public school. Activities include, but are not limited to, observing classroom teachers, facilitating small group and individual instruction, participating in after-school activities, tutoring, attending department meetings, shadowing and interviewing students and teachers, lesson planning and teaching, and assessing student work. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 509 or EDFD 509; and CURR 516 or EDFD 516; and CURR 517; and CURR 518; and EDFD 519 or CURR 519; and READ 501. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR529: Student Teaching (6 hours lab)

Full time student teaching in the public schools of New Jersey for the duration of a semester is required of all students who complete the regular program of certification requirements. 6 hour lab requirements. May be repeated once for a maximum of 12.0 credits. 6 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 509 or EDFD 509; and CURR 516 or EDFD 516; and CURR 517; and CURR 518; and CURR 519 or EDFD 519; and CURR 526; and CURR 527; and READ 501; and content area methods course(s). Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR543: Teaching for Learning II (3 hours lecture)

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence (CURR 526, CURR 543). This course focuses on putting into practice all the knowledge and skills students have developed throughout their professional sequence in their full-time, supervised student teaching experience. A primary focus is on planning and implementing curriculum. In addition to curriculum planning and using appropriate instructional and assessment strategies, students learn about the impact of the school and classroom culture and climate on student learning and on relationships between and among students, teachers, and other professionals in school. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 509 or EDFD 509; and CURR 516 or EDFD 516; and CURR 517; and CURR 518; and CURR 526; and CURR 527; and READ 501; and content area methods course(s). Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD505: Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course brings together differing viewpoints regarding the purposes of teaching in the United States and the teacher's role in fostering democracy. It provides future teachers with the habits of mind, skills, tools and resources to analyze and evaluate the relationship between the history of public education, the evolution of teacher identity, and the roles teachers and teaching have played in shaping the United States as a society and vice versa. Using Montclair State's Portrait of a Teacher as an organizing framework, this course places particular emphasis on the idea that all students can learn regardless of their gender, ability, race, ethnicity, or economic background. Students in the course study the history, philosophy, and politics that shape differing views about the roles and responsibilities of teachers, especially as these views relate to integration and inclusion in the classroom. Cross listed with CURR 505. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD509: Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching (3 hours lecture)

This course examines how teachers, teaching, & schooling can foster the learning of pupils from diverse socio-economic, linguistic & cultural backgrounds. Students explore the ways socialization shapes perceptions of oneself & others; reflect on their own beliefs & assumptions about their sociocultural identities & how those have been shaped through experience; examine the nature & impact of the increasing social, cultural, & linguistic diversity in K-12 schools; & reflect on their capacity to bring about educational change that promotes equity & affirms diversity. They investigate ways of teaching all children successfully, particularly through a culturally responsive curriculum, & of developing positive relationships among teachers, parents, & children across diversity. Through a community study of an urban area with a predominantly poor & diverse population, students develop a framework for understanding the relationship between schools, communities, & society; cultivate skills needed to familiarize themselves with diverse communities & their residents; & envision ways they can help future students see connections between their in-school & out-of-school experiences. They also develop their ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with CURR 509. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505, CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD516: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (1 hour lecture)

This course examines the best practices in educating English language learners. Students gain a greater understanding of the linguistic difficulties and resources of English language learners as well as the importance of a multicultural curriculum. Students learn how to make content comprehensible and differentiate instruction based on the language levels of individual English language learners. Students develop an understanding of the academic and affective needs of English language learners, and of strategies for meeting these needs. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross listed with CURR 516. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD519: Assessment for Authentic Learning (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the best practices in educating English language learners. Students gain a greater understanding of the linguistic difficulties and resources of English language learners as well as the importance of a multicultural curriculum. Students learn how to make content comprehensible and differentiate instruction based on the language levels of individual English language learners. Students develop an understanding of the academic and affective needs of English language learners, and of strategies for meeting these needs. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross listed with CURR 516. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

ELRS580: Learning Theories (3 hours lecture)

Study of the learning process and its measurement as it applies in the classroom and non-school settings. 3 sh.

HPEM355: Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education (3 hours lecture)

Tests and measurements specifically concerned with the areas of health and physical education. Tests and measurements as tools for better teaching as well as for research. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 103 or MATH 104 or MATH 106 or MATH 109.

PEMJ131: Fitness Activities

A comprehensive course to provide the student with knowledge needed for developmental programming of personalized fitness activities utilizing all modes of fitness training. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Physical Education w/conc: AdultFitnessProgram (PEAF) major or Physical Education (PHED) major or Teaching (TEPE/TEHP) majors or departmental approval.

PEMJ135: Sports Module I: Football, Basketball, Team Handball

This course provides an overview of the theory, instruction and performance in the fundamentals of football, basketball and team handball. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Physical Education w/conc: AdultFitnessProgram (PEAF) major or Physical Education (PEDU/PHED) major or Teaching (TEPE/TEHP) majors or departmental approval.

PEMJ136: Sports Module II: Soccer, Speedball, Volleyball

This course provides an overview of the theory, instruction and performance in the fundamentals of soccer, speedball and volleyball. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Physical Education w/conc: AdultFitnessProgram (PEAF) major or Physical Education (PEDU/PHED) major or Teaching (TEPE/TEHP) majors or departmental approval.

PEMJ137: Sports Module III: Softball, Lacrosse, and Hockey

This course provides an overview of the theory, instruction and performance in the fundamentals of softball, lacrosse, and hockey. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: PEAF major or PEDU major or PHED major or TEPE major or TEHP major or departmental approval.

PEMJ138: Sports Module IV: Tennis, Badminton, and Fencing

This course provides an overview of the theory, instruction and performance in the fundamentals of tennis, badminton, and fencing. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Physical Education w/conc: AdultFitnessProgram (PEAF) major or Physical Education (PEDU/PHED) major or Teaching (TEPE/TEHP) majors or departmental approval.

PEMJ139: Sports Module V: Archery, Golf, and Track & Field

This course provides an overview of the theory, instruction and performance in the fundamentals of archery, golf, and track & field. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: PEAF major or PEDU major or PHED major or TEPE major or TEHP major or departmental approval.

PEMJ145: Dance in the Schools

This course provides an overview of the theory, instruction and performance in the fundamentals of folk, square, and social dance forms. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Physical Education w/conc: AdultFitnessProgram (PEAF) major or Physical Education (PEDU/PHED) major or Teaching (TEPE/TEHP) majors or departmental approval.

PEMJ235: Movement Experiences in the Elementary School

A comprehensive activity course designed to present theory and practical application of movement experiences and non- sport activities in physical education in the elementary school. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Physical Education w/conc: AdultFitnessProgram (PEAF) major or Physical Education (PEDU/PHED) major or Teaching (TEPE/TEHP) majors or departmental approval.

PEMJ248: Teaching Gymnastics in the Schools. Starting Summer 2012: Teaching Educational Gymnastics (1.0 to 2.0 credit lab)

Knowledge and understanding of the techniques of gymnastics in physical education programs within the school setting. Starting Summer 2012: This course provides knowledge and understanding of the techniques of educational gymnastics in a physical education program in a school setting. 1 - 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Physical Education w/conc: AdultFitnessProgram (PEAF) major or Physical Education (PEDU/PHED) major or Teaching (TEPE/TEHP) majors or departmental approval. Starting Summer 2012: Physical Education (PEDU/PHED) major.

PEMJ320: Physiology of Exercise (3 hours lecture)

The physiological effects of physical activity upon the human organism. The reaction of exercises of speed, strenght, and endurance upon the muscular and circulo-respiratory systems. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 240 and BIOL 241. For ATTR majors only, BIOL 244 and BIOL 245.

PEMJ321: Kinesiology (3 hours lecture)

An overview of the integrated functioning of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systmes and the biomechanical principles governing efficient movement, in order to effectively analyze the performance of motor skills. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 240 and BIOL 241. For Athletic Training (ATTR) majors only, BIOL 244 and BIOL 245.

PEMJ324: Basic Motor Learning (3 hours lecture)

This course provides students with knowledge of the theoretical basis of human learning and performance in motor activity. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 240 and BIOL 241. For Athletic Training (ATTR) majors only, BIOL 244 and BIOL 245.

PEMJ351: Adapted Physical Education (3 hours lecture)

This is a lecture and practicum course covering the introductory techniques for conducting a physical education program to meet the needs of the developmentally disabled. Each student is required to spend a minimum of 15 hours of laboratory experience in schools, agencies, and/or institutions. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Physical Education w/conc: AdultFitnessProgram (PEAF) major or Physical Education (PEDU/PHED) major or Teaching (TEPE/TEHP) majors or Athletic Training (ATTR) majors or departmental approval.

PEMJ457: Teaching of Physical Education (2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab)

The Teaching of Physical Education is a comprehensive teacher preparation course that includes theory, pedagogy and laboratory course work in the teaching of physical education in elementary and secondary schools. Topics include physical education curriculum content, effective teaching strateties, styles of teaching, assessment of student learning, preparation of unit and lesson plans, classroom management techniques, and describing and analyzing student and teacher behaviors. In addition, there are several peer teaching opportunities and public school visitations that allow students experiences in planning and teaching with each other and K-12 students. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PEMJ 235, acceptance to Teacher Education Program, and completion of two activity modules.

PEMJ502: Methods of Inquiry and Analysis (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the theory and design of historical, descriptive and experimental methods of research in physical education, sport and exercise science. Descriptive and inferential statistics will be applied to various methods of inquiry, including qualitative and quantitative approaches to research. 3 sh.

PEMJ505: Research Design (3 hours seminar)

Provides for the examination of current research topics in physical education, sport, and exercise sciences. Each student will conduct an in-depth review and analysis of literature related to a specific research topic, and develop a formal research proposal. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PEMJ 502.

PEMJ508: Management and Supervision in Sport and Fitness (3 hours lecture)

In this course, students engage in an in-depth analysis of a variety of approaches used in the management and supervision of athletic and fitness programs in both public and private sectors. They examine administrative/manager functions for facility manangement, budgeting, personnel evaluation, technology-based scheduling, and fundraising. 3 sh.

PEMJ510: Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport (3 hours lecture)

This course will examine current legal and ethical issues impacting the coach or athletic administrator. Concepts related to liability, risk management, gender equity, performance enhancing drugs, compliance to governing organizations, and code of conduct will be applied with an emphasis on amateur sport. 3 sh.

PEMJ514: Sport Marketing and Public Relations (3 hours lecture)

A course in the application of marketing principles and public relations strategies within the context of a sport setting. Analysis of consumer trends will be employed to enhance development, sales, and promotions of sports products. In addition, approaches to establishing and maintaining a positive public image will be examined, including communication through the media, partnerships with the local community and website construction. 3 sh.

PEMJ521: Technology Integration in Exercise Science and Physical Education (3 hours lecture)

This course provides the fundamentals of current technologies in the three following areas: (a) integrating technology in the classroom to introduce teachers to those aspects of educational technology that are designed to facilitate teaching and learninng; (b) integrating technology in the fitness lab to introduce teachers and fitness specialists to computer-based health-management systems that allow for exercise evaluation, nutrition evaluation and health-risk assessments; and (c) using technology to manage the professional office including document processing, spreadsheet applications, database management, graphic construction, and communications. 3 sh.

PEMJ531: Practicum in Adapted Physical Education

A class that provides students with the opportunity to work directly with people with disabilities in the school or agency setting. Class sessions will also be scheduled to discuss current issues in inclusive and adapted physical activity classrooms and to further elaborate on appropriate pedagogical techniques to be used within the classroom. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PEMJ 351 or departmental approval.

PEMJ539: Advanced Exercise Physiology (3 hours lecture)

An advanced course in exercise physiology. Topics include muscular contraction; bioenergetics; energy expenditure; acid-base balance; gas exchange; and the cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, and nervous system responses to acute exercise. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: An undergraduate course in Exercise Physiology.

PEMJ540: Applied Exercise Physiology (3 hours lecture)

An advanced course in applied exercise physiology. Topics include physiological adaptations to chronic exercise, dietary manipulation, pharmacological intervention, and environmental stressors; the underlying mechanisms affecting those physiological adaptations; and the effect of those adaptations on human physical performance. Body composition assessment and interventions to change body composition are also discussed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: An undergraduate course in exercise physiology.

PEMJ541: Aerobic Exercise: Testing and Programming (3 hours lecture)

This course focuses on developing the skills necessary to conduct aerobic fitness testing and to prepare aerobic exercise prescriptions/programs. Topics include aerobic fitness testing protocols, assessment of various physiological variables during exercise testing, and aerobic exercise prescription/programs for healthy and special populations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: An undergraduate course in exercise physiology.

PEMJ542: Applied Cardiac Rehabilitation (3 hours lecture)

The course is designed to provide the student with current information regarding the application of scientific and programming principles of cardiac rehabilitation in a variety of settings. Students are also given the opportunity to work with actual cardiac rehabilitation patients in an appropriate hospital setting. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: An undergraduate course in exercise physiology.

PEMJ543: Anaerobic Exercise: Testing and Programming (3 hours lecture)

The course is an advanced course in neuromuscular resistance training and conditioning and flexibility training. Topics include anaerobic and flexibility fitness testing protocols, and anaerobic and flexibility exercise prescriptions/programs for healthy and special populations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: An undergraduate course in exercise physiology.

PEMJ544: Administration of Specialized Exercise Programs (3 hours lecture)

This course provides information concerning principles of administration, staffing, facilities, equipment, and finance to prepare the student to administer specialized exercise programs in a variety of settings. 3 sh.

PEMJ546: Principles of Sports Conditioning (3 hours lecture)

A course in scientific principles of sports conditioning. Training principles and exercise programming will be applied for developing strength, speed, power, agility, endurance, and flexibility. Additional topics include sports nutrition, ergogenic aids, body composition, environmental considerations, fitness testing, overtraining, and sports conditioning management. 3 sh.

PEMJ547: Advanced Coaching Techniques (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to present practitioners with several advanced methods for improving sports and motor performance. Topics include principles of coaching, talent development, the organization of practice, effective instruction for skill acquisition, biomechanical principles of performance, and match analysis. The course provides students with the opportunity to use advanced technological methods as well as practical, hands-on aproaches that they can use in their professions. 3 sh.

PEMJ548: Practicum in Individualized Exercise Programs

This course provides the student the opportunity for practical experience in the application of individualized exercise prescriptions for asymptomatic and/or symptomatic individuals in a variety of nonschool settings. 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Completion of required courses within area of specialization in exercise sciences (12 s.h.) or permission of instructor.

PEMJ552: Seminar in Current Problems in Athletics (3 hours seminar)

The organization, planning and administration of intramural and interscholastic sports programs for men and women. Program development, scheduling, promotion and conduct of the program and personnel selection. Other persistent problems identified by the students will be discussed as will trends in such areas as sports media, coaching and officiating. 3 sh.

PEMJ554: Orientation to Sports Medicine (3 hours lecture)

An introductory course in the prevention and basic care of selected injuries and sudden illness in athletes. Students receive training and certification in sport safety including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, first aid, and use of an automated external defibrillation device. They also develop strategies for minimizing risk of athletes in a sport setting. 3 sh.

PEMJ556: Teaching for Skill Acquisition (3 hours lecture)

This is an advanced course examining the process of skill acquisition. It is aimed at practitioners (e.g. educators, coaches, therapists) who want to better understand how humans learn motor skills, and how to facilitate this process. Students explore theories of skill acquisition and examine research evidence of best practice for learners in varying periods of development. They integrate this knowledge with practical methods applicable to teaching and coaching settings. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: An undergraduate course in motor learning.

PEMJ557: Human Motor Development (3 hours lecture)

In this course, students learn about the lifespan changes in human motor skill that occur from the first movements of the fetus to the adaptive movements of the elderly. To focus on issues relevant to practitioners, special attention is given to the motor development of school-aged children, and students learn how teaching and coaching methods must be tailored to each developmental level. 3 sh.

PEMJ558: The Teaching of Physical Education (3 hours lecture)

The Teaching of Physical Education is a comprehensive methods course for graduate students who are applying for teacher certification in physical education. This capstone course is usually the last course that is taken as part of their physical education work program. It presents the theory and teaching of physical education in both elementary and secondary schools as these students enter into their field experiences. Topics include curriculum development, effective teaching strategies, styles of teaching preparation of a yearly curriculum calendar, unit and lesson plans, classroom management and discipline, and describing and analyzing student and teacher behaviors and teacher reflection. In addition, students will develop an action research project to further investigate an area of the teaching of Physical education in which they wish to improve. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: An undergraduate course in movement education for elementary schools; Acceptance to the Graduate School.

PEMJ559: Applied Sport Psychology (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an in-depth analysis of the theories and techniques of sport psychology. Student will learn how to apply these skills to the teaching and coaching situations in order to optimize the performance of students and athletes. 3 sh.

PEMJ560: Curriculum in Physical Education (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an analysis of current curricular models for physical education programs grades K-12. Strategies for curriculum change are also examined, and students have opportunities to apply theories of curriculum development to actual school settings. 3 sh.

PEMJ562: Concepts in Physical Activity (3 hours lecture)

This course provides and in-depth examination of strategies to promote adoption of a physically active lifestyle in and outside of a physical education classroom. Assessment of physical activity and application of age appropriate programming designed to maximize daily activity will be emphasized. 3 sh.

PEMJ565: Reflective Teaching in Physical Education (3 hours lecture)

The focus of this course is on reflective practice. In particular, specific strategies for reflection will be presented, and different ways of studying teaching behavior and teaching effectiveness will be explored. 3 sh.

PEMJ575: Philosophical and Sociological Foundations of Sport and Physical Education (3 hours lecture)

The historical development of modern physical education programs. The sociological factors affecting behavior in modern society applied to teaching and coaching situations. 3 sh.

PEMJ577: Supervision in Physical Education (3 hours lecture)

An analysis of theory and research related to supervision in facilitating effective teaching to provide pupils with appropriate learning experiences in Physical Education programs. 3 sh.

PEMJ580: Independent Study in Physical Education

An experience in the pursuit of study of topics which may be outside the scope of regular curricular offerings or may be an extension of a course or courses. May be repeated for a maximum of 3.0 credits. Completion and approval of independent study application form required prior to registration. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

PEMJ592: Selected Topics in Exercise Science and Physical Education (3 hours lecture)

In this course, students engage in an in-depth theoretical and practical study of a current aspect of exercise science, sport or physical education. Topics will be determined prior to the course offering and will be publicized. This course may be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

PEMJ594: Internship in Sport and Exercise Science

A supervised field experience in the application of knowledge and skills related to an area of specialization in sport of exercise science. A formal written report of the completed internship outcomes is to be submitted to the faculty of the Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 21 credits in the program, including PEMJ 502.

PEMJ598: Applied Project

Guidance in conducting an applied project in physical education, sport or exercise science. Each student is required to develop a tangible product such as position paper, journal article, action research investigation, instructional videotape/CD ROM, review of curriculum, policy manual, etc. A formal written report of the completed project is to be submitted to the faculty of the Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 21 credits in the program, including PEMJ 502.

PEMJ603: Research Project

Guidance is provided in developing and conducting a research project in physical education. Each student is required to conduct an investigation of a specific problem and to submit a written report of the completed project to the faculty of the department of physical education. Full year course. Register fall only. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PEMJ 502 and PEMJ 505.

PSYC560: Advanced Educational Psychology (3 hours lecture)

A comprehensive treatment of the cognitive and affective characteristics of the learner and the processes of learning and teaching provide the framework for this course. Behavioral, cognitive and information-processing theory are presented and their applicability to instructional strategies and classroom dynamics is discussed. Other areas included are the origins of individual differences including heredity and environment, early childhood education, cultural differences, student motivation, classroom management, measurement and evaluation, exceptional children and other topics. 3 sh.

READ501: Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School (3 hours lecture)

Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School introduces pre-service and in-service teachers to an array of cross-content literacy strategies for the improvement of nonclinical reading difficulties. Students learn how to ground literacy strategies in purposeful and meaningful curricular and pedagogical projects. 3 sh.