Become a Highly Qualified Adapted Physical Educator

Track - M.Ed. in Adapted Physical Education: This track allows you to grow in your professional knowledge of Adapted Physical Education (APE) for exemplary teaching, research and service. Adapted Physical Education is physical education which has been adapted or modified, so that it is as appropriate for the person with a disability as it is for a person without a disability.

Courses are offered through the collaboration of the Department of Physical Education and Professional and Secondary Education. Through the courses you will learn the art and science to develop, plan, implement, and evaluate the specially designed physical education programs to teach students with disabilities. Many of the courses are nationally accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. With completion of this program, you will be able to take an exam of the Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS) to become a nationally Certified Adapted Physical Educator (CAPE).

To successfully complete the program, you will demonstrate that you are a reflective practitioner by completing the courses with a 3.0 or 3.25 cumulative QPA. You want to meet with a PSED faculty person and the PETE faculty to discuss your professional goals.

Major Steps in the Process

  1. APPLY: Apply to the Graduate Program in Professional and Secondary Education, and identify your track as Adapted Physical Education.
  2. START: Once you are accepted into the program, complete a couple core courses or contact a PSED adviser to discuss your career goals.
  3. Plan of Study: After taking 9-12 credits, meet with your adviser to assist you to complete the Plan of Study form. The plan of study will be signed by you, your adviser, graduate coordinator, department chair, and graduate director. Your signed Plan of Study will be sent by email. Please retain the Plan of Study for your records.
  4. Complete Courses on your Plan of Study or work with your adviser to make modifications.
  5. Finishing Up - Last Semester: Apply for Graduation in the first month of your last semester. Look at for the email or contact the graduate office for information.

For further information about the program, please contact:

Dr. Mihye Jeong, mjeong@esu.edu

Track - M.Ed. in Adapted Physical Education: This track allows you to grow in your professional knowledge of Adapted Physical Education (APE) for exemplary teaching, research and service. Adapted Physical Education is physical education which has been adapted or modified, so that it is as appropriate for the person with a disability as it is for a person without a disability.

Courses are offered through the collaboration of the Department of Physical Education and Professional and Secondary Education. Through the courses you will learn the art and science to develop, plan, implement, and evaluate the specially designed physical education programs to teach students with disabilities. Many of the courses are nationally accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. With completion of this program, you will be able to take an exam of the Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS) to become a nationally Certified Adapted Physical Educator (CAPE).

To successfully complete the program, you will demonstrate that you are a reflective practitioner by completing the courses with a 3.0 or 3.25 cumulative QPA. You want to meet with a PSED faculty person and the PETE faculty to discuss your professional goals.

Major Steps in the Process

  1. APPLY: Apply to the Graduate Program in Professional and Secondary Education, and identify your track as Adapted Physical Education.
  2. START: Once you are accepted into the program, complete a couple core courses or contact a PSED adviser to discuss your career goals.
  3. Plan of Study: After taking 9-12 credits, meet with your adviser to assist you to complete the Plan of Study form. The plan of study will be signed by you, your adviser, graduate coordinator, department chair, and graduate director. Your signed Plan of Study will be sent by email. Please retain the Plan of Study for your records.
  4. Complete Courses on your Plan of Study or work with your adviser to make modifications.
  5. Finishing Up - Last Semester: Apply for Graduation in the first month of your last semester. Look at for the email or contact the graduate office for information.

For further information about the program, please contact:

Dr. Mihye Jeong, mjeong@esu.edu

Contact Us

For additional information regarding the programs offered in the Professional & Secondary Education department, please contact the secretary at ccooper12@esu.edu

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 209
Phone:
(570) 422-3363
Fax:
(570) 422-3942 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair
Name
Beth Sockman
Phone:
(570) 422-3621