The University of West Georgia offers a Masters in Education degree in physical education. This is a non-thesis program that will qualify the graduate for a Level-5 certification in physical education and health with opportunities for teaching in public and private educational systems. The program consists of thirty-six (36) semester hours of course work, including 9 hours of professional education core courses, 24 hours of physical and health education courses, and 3 hours of approved electives.
The Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) degree is available for students seeking an advanced degree in physical education. This degree is designed to provide students with further specialization in content and instructional methodology along with necessary research skills to be effective change agents in their teaching positions. Graduates from this program may continue employment and assume leadership roles in P-12 school programs or seek opportunities for employment in 2-year institutions of higher learning. The twenty-seven (27) semester hours program includes 3 hours in professional education, 12 hours in physical education, 6 hours in research, and 6 hours in electives selected on the basis of student interest.
All teacher education (masters, specialist, initial certification, and add-on certification) program