Physical Education Teacher Education (MS)
The Professional Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Program is a 14-month (June-August) graduate program which includes graduate courses as well as extensive practical experiences in the public schools at all levels.
Successful completion of the program earns a Master of Science Degree (soon to be a Master of Adapted Physical Education), recommendation for an Oregon initial license across four levels of authorization in physical education, and an adapted physical education endorsement (Oregon).
Students interested in applying to the MS-PETE program will submit the majority of application materials through the SOPHAS online application system.
The following materials are needed to apply:
- Official transcripts from each college/university attended, including OSU
- Resume – include education, practicum or teaching experiences, work with diverse populations, other work experience with children and youth, honors, activities, and interests.
- Professional goal statement – Describe your interest and motivation for applying to the program. If admitted, this essay is sent to student teaching placement sites.
- Form B. The Subject Matter Competency List. Contact Heidi Wegis for questions concerning the content/coursework listed on the Form B.
- TSPC Character Question Form – Required by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.
- Electronic copy of Official Passing Score on the ORELA Protecting Students and Civil Rights Exam. These scores are not uploaded to SOPHAS, but should be sent directly to Heidi Wegis.
- Electronic copy of official passing score on the ORELA Pearson NES Physical Education Test, if completed by application deadline. If provisionally admitted, this passing score is required by September 1st of your program year. These scores are not uploaded to SOPHAS, but should be sent directly to Heidi Wegis.
- Three letter of recommendation
- One letter must come from a physical educator who has observed you in a formal school setting, attesting to your competence in working with school-age children/youth.
- The second letter is from a current or former professor who can attest to your academic ability to do graduate work.
- The third letter may fit either of the first two categories.
- Unique Program Features
- Form B (docx)
- Prerequisite Experiences working with Children and Youth (doc)
- Required Exams prior to graduate admission (pdf)
- Yearly Schedule of Courses (pdf)
- 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 overall undergraduate GPA
- Passing scores on the:
- ORELA Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment test
- ORELA Physical Education test
- Verification of successful experience working with children and/or youth
(include those of ethnic and culturally diverse backgrounds) in school physical
- 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
- Form B (docx)
- TSPC Character Question Form (docx)
- 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.
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