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MAT in Education with a Concentration in Health and Physical Education

  • Total Credit Hours: 36
  • Degree Format: Online

Program Coordinator

Dr. Matt Grant
Email: matgrant@valdosta.edu
Phone: 229-333-7161

Admission Deadlines

Summer Semester: February 15

This program does not admit spring or fall semester. 

Program Resources

Program Maps

Graduation Requirements

  • Candidates must succefully complete the KSPE 2999 requirement the first semester of enrollment to progress in the program. 
  • Candidates must fulfill the SPEC 3000 requirement prior to program completion.

Internships

All placements for field experiences and clinical practice will be coordinated through the COEHS Office of Clinical Experiences and Certification and the Department of Teacher Education.

Candidates employed in a P-12 school will be required to complete all applied assignments in KSPE 6700, KSPE 6710, KSPE 6911, and KSPE 6790. Employed candidates may complete these applied assignments in their own classrooms/schools when the grade levels are appropriate. 

 To ensure candidates have experience in all required grade levels, they will be placed in an appropriate school to complete assignments that are not appropriate for their current teaching assignment. An employer verification and consent form in which the principal gives consent for the candidates to complete field experiences in other schools will be required prior earning an S in EDUC 2999 and enrollment in the methods courses. 

KSPE 6700 Elementary Physical Education Content & Methods (First Fall Semester)

No less than 30 hours are expected to be completed in a health and/or physical education elementary setting with a mentor with no less than three years’ experience, who is currently teaching health and/or physical education, and who is licensed to teach health and/or physical education. 

KSPE 6710 Middle Grades & Secondary Phys. Ed. And Health Content & Methods (First Spring Semester)

No less than 30 hours are expected to be completed in a health and/or physical middle or high school setting with a mentor with no less than three years’ experience, who is currently teaching health and/or physical education, and who is licensed to teach health and/or physical education. 

KSPE 6911 Special Populations & Diversity in Sport and Phys. Ed. Methods (Second Fall Semester)

No less than 30 hours are expected to be completed in a health and/or physical education middle or high school setting with a mentor with no less than three years’ experience, who is currently teaching health and/or physical education, and who is licensed to teach health and/or physical education. This placement also requires experience in a special education/adaptive classroom. 

KSPE 6790 Student Teaching in Health & Physical Education or  KSPE 6890 Internship in Health & Physical Education

No less than 16 full weeks are expected to be completed in a school in a health and/or physical education setting with a mentor with no less than three years’ experience, who is currently teaching health and/or physical education, and who is licensed to teach health and/or physical education. 

Careers

  • Athletic Director
  • Certified Health Educator
  • Certified Physical Education Teacher
  • Coach
  • Community Center Athletic Director
  • Community Recreation Director
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Dance Instructor
  • Nutrition Instructor
  • Sports Camp Director
  • Sports Camp Instructor
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Wellness Instructor
  • 229.333.5611
  • 229.219.1225
  • Education Center
    301 Baytree Road
    Room 1160
    Valdosta, GA 31698