The Ohio State University
Ineffective instruction in physical education community and sport settings, physical inactivity, and obesity represent serious problems in society. The Physical Education Teacher Education program including the Adapted Physical Education program, is dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth by investigating, translating and disseminating best practices in teaching/ instruction and interventions that can be used to improve physical education, physical activity and sport by researchers, practitioners, community members, and policy makers. Our faculty share a commitment to improving American education and the lives of all individuals in the United States and its outlying areas by studying physical education, adapted physical education, physical activity and sport using high quality, socially relevant research and honoring the public trust.
Our program is designed to prepare individuals to become professors who teach Physical Education and Teacher Education in Higher Education. There are also some individuals who return to teaching in schools after receiving their Ed.D. or Ph.D. We are very focused on improving physical education in elementary through secondary in urban school settings for students and teachers. Most of our faculty organize their interests around this theme and their specializations reflect their particular interests. These interests as you can tell from our program's web page are quite varied.
Unique Aspects of our Program
- Physical education faculty who publish regularly; applied, innovative, and educationally significant research.
- Close mentoring of graduate students by their advisers.
- Faculty and graduate students who represent diverse cultural and intellectual backgrounds.
- Strong collaborative relationships with schools –where professional development can be systematically examined and created by teachers and teacher educators.
- An exemplary undergraduate teacher education curriculum where future teacher educators can examine pre-service teacher education.
- Doctoral seminars each semester on the most current research topics.
- An active visiting scholar program with guest scholars from around the world in Physical Education, Kinesiology and in Human Sciences who conduct seminars, teaching classes, and who work with and talk with graduate students.
- A focus on teaching excellence both in terms of faculty teaching graduate students and in terms of developing the teaching skills of future faculty.
- Exceptional resources including outstanding working conditions-offices, physical activity facilities, and state-of-the-art laboratories; one the largest colleges of education and human ecology in the United States offering access a variety of experts in larger fields of education and public health; as well as one of the best libraries in the United States.
All doctoral students participate as GTA's or as interns in elementary and secondary content-methods classes; supervision of internships in schools and in the adapted physical education field experiences. These are faculty supervised experiences, not merely teaching assignments.
Students are expected to submit for publication articles to professional and research journals -with the understanding that this does not assure publication. Students are also expected to present at local and state conferences each year; and at national/international conferences as time and funding opportunities permit.
Our expectation is that students will engage in the university community and in the school community in ways that advance their professional and personal agendas. All students are engaged with teachers in a variety of ways including professional development activities.
- 7868: Research on teaching in physical education
- 7754: Advanced motor development and learning
- 8890.20: Doctoral seminar (3 credits repeatable X 4)
- 8865: Advanced socio-cultural issues in physical education
- 8870: Research on teaching
For APE, in addition to the above:
- 5676 Programming for severe physical impairments
- 5742 Applied Behavior Analysis for teachers (3)
- 8872 Advanced study in adapted physical education
Please carefully review our PAES Graduate Admissions website at http://ehe.osu.edu/human-sciences/graduate/kinesiology/physical-education/. Here you will find detailed instructions on Applying to PAES Graduate Programs, Getting Started, What's Next? and Financial Support. You will find answers to your questions about required and competitive scores, the GRE, funding, tuition, letters of recommendation and much more!
- Greater than a 3.0 for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees.
- Evidence of teaching experiences. In the absence of teaching experiences we may ask the student to complete a MA-Ph.D degree to acquire these experiences.
- GRE quantitative and qualitative scores at or above 50th percentile.
- Interview with the faculty in person or via Skype.
- For international students or whom English is a second language you must have a total score of 79 on the Internet Based TOEFL Test
**These are preferred requirements but exceptions can be made on an individual basis**
FINANCIAL AIDE and Employment
Graduate teaching assistantships are available in our basic instruction program and also our in our undergraduate PE majors program. There are also research assistantships available. For students for whom English is a second language you must score 27 or 28 on the speak portion of the Internet or pass a mock teaching test held at the university.
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