Physical Education Pedagogy

Physical Education Pedagogy (MS and MAEd) represents a performance-based program of study that integrates both theory and practical application of pedagogy in a variety of learning contexts including, but not limited to, action research and practicum-based opportunities within public schools settings. Core program elements focus on enhancement of the craft of teaching via self-analysis, reflective teaching, curriculum development, research, and the development of supervisory skills. Thesis and non-thesis options are available in the MS degree. In conjunction with the Department of Kinesiology, the East Carolina University College of Education offers an MAT Degree with an emphasis in Physical Education K-12. The on-line MAEd Program meets all North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction requirements for teacher salary advancement incentives, and prepares licensed teachers for National Board Certification in Physical Education.

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The Department of Kinesiology is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.


National Academy of Kinesiology Top Ten

The Ph.D. program in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science has been ranked as a Top 10 program in the country by an independent company (Academic Analytics) and by the National Academy of Kinesiology that benchmark academic and research excellence.