Graduate Studies in Physical Education Teacher Education

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Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)

The Professional Physical Education Teacher Education Program (PETE) is a one year (June-June) graduate program which includes graduate courses as well as extensive practical experiences in the public schools at all levels.

Beginning Fall Term, students are in continuous on-site supervised student teaching experiences in elementary, middle and high school physical education settings. Coursework is integrated with these student teaching experiences creating a unique mesh between theory and practice.

Successful completion of the program earns a Master of Science Degree and recommendation for an initial license across four levels of authorization in physical education:

  • Early Childhood (age 3-grade 4)
  • Elementary (grades 3-8)
  • Middle (grades 5-10)
  • High School (7-12)

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The Professional Physical Education Teacher Education Program (PETE) is transitioning to a 14 month (June- August) Master of Adapted Physical Education (MAPE).

This profession degree will include graduate courses as well as extensive practical experiences in the public schools at all levels and practicum experiences in Adapted Physical Education.

Once the transition for this degree is complete the successful completion of the program earns a Master of Adapted Physical Education (MAPE) and recommendation for an initial license across four levels of authorization in physical education, as well as an Adapted Physical Education endorsement (Oregon).

Application -Word / Application pdf Due at the beginning of January!

Program Information

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Admission Requirements

  • Completed Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Exercise and Sport Science
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-requisite courses in Physical Education to
    represent basic content knowledge
  • 3.0 GPA in last 90 quarter hours prior to graduation
  • Passing scores on the ORELA Essential Skills or equivalent
  • Verification of successful experience working with children and/or youth
    (include those of ethnic and culturally diverse backgrounds) in school physical
    education settings
  • Affirmative answer to statement regarding moral character
  • Verification of capacity to conduct graduate level course work
  • Satisfactory completion of the following courses and/or equivalent: PSY 350
    Lifespan Human Development; TCE 253 Learning Across the Lifespan; TCE 216
    Purpose, Structure, and Function of Education in a Democracy; and TCE 219
    Multicultural Issues in Education

Review Process

  • Graduate School Acceptance
  • Application materials reviewed by the Candidate Selection Committee
  • Formal interview by Candidate Selection Committee to include commitment to
    teaching, character, ability to articulate, and sensitivity toward young people.
  • Accepted applicants are notified in writing.

For additional information or to discuss the MS-PETE program:

Dr. Heidi Wegis, Director
(541) 737-9932

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