This professional studies program prepares students for advanced study or careers in coaching, health professions, or sport administration. This graduate-level, practitioner-oriented program is offered by the School of Kinesiology in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD).
With guidance from faculty advisers, students choose at least 30 semester credits, which may include coursework, independent study, internships, workshops, and professional site-based experiences.
This year-long, full time graduate program allows students to attain all three teaching licenses and a masters degree. It is a cohort-based program that relies on teamwork and collaboration within the cohort and with our partner school districts. Students spend time student teaching in local districts and in University courses throughout the year. The program has a high placement rate and the job outlook is very good.
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The Master of Education (M.Ed.) physical education initial licensure program is designed to help you become an inquiring, analytical, and reflective professional educator who can teach in various venues of the physical education classroom and who is prepared for leadership roles in the schools. There is also an additional licensure option for those who already hold a valid teaching license.
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) health licensure program has two program tracks: initial licensure for individuals with bachelor's degrees who want to become licensed teachers, and additional licensure for current teachers who would like to add health to their teaching license. The health education program prepares teachers to become leaders in both pedagogical methods and in personal, community and general health concepts.
The additional licensure in Developmental and Adapted Physical Education (DAPE) is available only to teachers who are licensed to teach physical education in Minnesota. After completing the DAPE additional licensure program, students can easily obtain their M.Ed. in Applied Kinesiology by taking several more courses.
The M.Ed. in Sport and Exercise Science provides advanced study in the broad areas of physical activity, including exercise science, movement science, and human performance, to prepare students for careers in health-related professions. Depending on their professional goals, students have the option of focusing studies on one of three career tracks: Sport Performance for those pursuing coaching careers; Athletic Training for those who have obtained their Athletic Training Certificate and who are pursuing careers in athletic training and/or teaching at the community college or college level; and Health Promotion for those pursuing careers as health coaches, personal trainers or employees in health related-fields.View sample plan and program information
The Sport Management master of education (M.Ed.) is a practitioner-oriented, graduate-level program designed to prepare students for advanced study or careers in sport administration, sport management, or sport and fitness related professions. Students choose at least 30 semester credits, which may include coursework, independent study, internships, workshops, and professional site-based experiences. Required courses will provide students with a well-balanced perspective of the industry; elective courses allow students to focus on topics they find applicable and interesting related to the sport and physical activity industry.View sample plan and program information
At the conclusion of a practicum it is expected that the student will:
The following steps indicate the correct sequence for enrolling and successfully completing the practicum.
Familiarize yourself with the teaching faculty and identify one whose teaching and professional interests line up with your long-term goals and desired Practicum experience. Learn more about our teaching faculty.
Contact an appropriate teaching faculty (you may need to contact multiple instructors), at least one semester in advance, to see if she/he would be willing to supervise your Practicum during the desired time period. You should be specific about why you are contacting them. Include your 2-3 possible practicum sites and state why you think these options are appropriate.
Once you have finalized a practicum instructor, you should work with that person to determine the appropriateness and length of the practicum, and the process for initiating the practicum. In general, a minimum of 45 hours of contact time within the organization is required for every University credit. For example: a student registered for 3 credits of practicum experience must complete a minimum of 135 hours of contact time. A student registered for 6 credits of practicum must complete a minimum of 270 hours of contact time.
Download the Practicum Proposal and Evaluation form.
Contact the chosen practicum site and make plans with the agency supervisor for the specifics of the practicum experience. These plans should include the starting and ending dates of the practicum experience, schedule for student activities and or duties throughout the practicum, and schedule for student/organization supervisor evaluation meetings.
Complete the proposal form, email a copy to your practicum instructor and set up an appointment to meet with him/her to discuss your practicum proposal and the requirements for successfully completion of your practicum. Bring a copy of your practicum proposal with you when you meet with your practicum supervisor.
Pending the final approval of your proposal from your Practicum Supervisor, you will be issued a course permission number for their section. Use this permission number to register for the agreed upon number of credits in KIN 5696.
Student Evaluation: Students will be required to complete and submit three assignments for the practicum to their practicum supervisor via email or fax (612.626.7700) prior to the specified due date:
Complete and submit the weekly practicum log each Friday by 7:00pm. If you work during the weekend then submit it by
Supervisor Evaluation: The agency supervisor must complete the supervisor evaluation in the Practicum Proposal and Evaluation Form (see 7 above) and these must be included as an appendix in the student’s practicum experience report (see 11C above for due dates).
There is flexibility in the type of culminating project you develop. Students are encouraged to undertake a project of practical importance to their educational and professional objectives. Some examples of previous projects include development of the following:
The project you outline should require approximately 135 clock hours (45hrs/semester credit X 3 credits) of effort on your part to complete
If you are working with human subjects, you MUST go through the Institutional Review Board (IRB): See www.research.umn.edu/subjects for more information.