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Physical Education

Degrees Offered: M.A., M.Ed.

Members

Professors

J. Butler, H. Hubball.

Associate Professor

T. Friedel.

Assistant Professor

L. Petherick.

Program Overview

The graduate programs (M.Ed. and M.A.) in Physical Education (PETE) are part of the graduate offerings in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy. The Physical Education program will appeal to elementary, middle, and secondary school educators with interests in: integrated and thematic approaches to curriculum and pedagogy; development and evaluation of outdoor environmental, leadership or experiential education programs; active living, health promotion and wellness; movement education concepts; teaching games for understanding; inclusive models of education and issues of equity and social justice. Students interested in secondary physical education, sport-specific instruction, or coaching might also want to consider the graduate programs within the School of Kinesiology, but are encouraged to inquire with EDCP as well.

Part-time and full-time study options are offered.

Master of Arts

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements, the program normally requires:

  1. 18 credits of senior coursework or a professional concentration in the area of interest, and
  2. two years of teaching experience or other relevant professional experience.

Program Requirements

The Program consists of 30 credits. At least 15 credits must be at 500-level or above. A total of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400-level. A thesis, normally 9 credits, is included. The thesis serves as the capstone experience required for Teacher Qualification Service for B.C. teachers.

Master of Education

Admission Requirements

Same as for the M.A.

Program Requirements

M.Ed. program consists of a minimum of 30 credits. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400-level. Students select either a program consisting entirely of courses (for example, ten 3-credit courses) or a program of 27 credits of coursework plus a graduating project (3 credits). The graduating project serves as the capstone experience required for Teacher Qualification Service for B.C. teachers.

Contact Information

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Tel: 604.822.5367
Fax: 604.822.4714
Email: edcp.grad@ubc.ca
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