Physical Education: Advanced Pedagogy
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Curriculum and Delivery
Start Dates and Duration
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The Springfield College Physical Education: Advanced Pedagogy enables experienced physical education teachers who hold an initial license to earn a Master of Science degree or Master of Education degree. Upon completion of the program, students will have met the Massachusetts educational requirements for professional licensure, which all teachers must obtain within five years of starting the timeline on their initial licensure.
Recognizing the needs of physical educators, the program is both flexible and rigorous. Students may choose to engage in the program full-time or part-time and may start in the fall, or spring. Working teachers benefit from evening courses. Within the curriculum, a 12-credit core focuses on critical components of the field, including instructional models and culturally relevant pedagogy. Beyond the core, students work closely with an academic advisor to select courses that meet their individual academic, professional, and personal needs.
How to Apply:
- Complete the FREE online application: Once your application form is processed you will receive an email with your application portal login credentials and instructions for submitting supplemental materials as listed below.
- Essay: In two to three double-spaced pages, please describe significant life experiences that have contributed to your interest in your field, your understanding of this field, your occupational objectives, and why you have chosen Springfield College.
- Resume: Please include any college activities, out-of-school leadership experiences, work history, and community involvement to support your interest in or qualifications for graduate study.
- Two letters of recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from a faculty member or direct supervisor: Recommenders will receive an email when you submit your application and will be able to upload your letter to your application.
- Transcripts: An official transcript from each college/university you have attended is required. In order to be considered official, transcripts must be received directly from the original source, by email to email@example.com or mailed to the college address:
Office of Graduate Admissions
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
All international applicants from non-English speaking countries are required, in addition to the items listed above, to submit:
- Proof of English language proficiency by way of the TOEFL or IELTS. Other tests may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please refer to our language requirements for more information on acceptable tests, minimum scores, exemptions, and conditional acceptance. If your undergraduate degree was earned in the United States and you successfully completed college-level English, we will consider English language proficiency met.
- Please note: Transcripts must be in English. If the transcript is not in English you will be required to submit a professional credential evaluation completed by any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For this we recommend SpanTran, with its customized portal for Springfield College applicants. World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. are also recommended for your credential evaluations.
The staff in the Office of International Admissions can assist you with questions you may have about enrolling at Springfield College as an international student by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Application and Supporting Materials Deadline: August 15
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- Application and Supporting Materials Deadline: October 1