What You’ll Learn
The Accelerated Pathway in Physical Education and School Health Education provides professional preparation for the fields of teaching physical education and health education in New York.
The accelerated pathway is designed for a student to progress through the physical education teacher education program while taking graduate courses in health education as an undergraduate.
The accelerated pathway combines the undergraduate physical education teacher education program and the graduate school health education program. Students will complete their physical education bachelor’s degree in four years while earning credits toward their MSEd. Students will then complete the remaining graduate health education courses in their fifth year and earn a MSEd in school health education.
This program fulfills New York State academic requirements for both initial and professional teaching certification.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this program and pass all New York State certification exams will be eligible for New York State teacher certification in physical education and health education. These certification increase the amount of opportunities you will have to secure employment as a teacher.
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
Fall Semester: June 1
Spring Semester: October 1
Summer Semester: March 1
Complete applications received after the published deadline are welcome and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
The unique value of the accelerated pathway is that students may begin taking graduate level courses as early as their junior year.
A total of 9–12 credits of graduate coursework are completed as an undergraduate, allowing for your bachelor’s and master’s degrees to be completed in five years.
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