Master of Arts in Teaching - Adapted Physical Activity
The Master of Arts in Teaching - Adapted Physical Activity program is designed to provide opportunities for academic preparation and professional renewal for practicing educators and increases elementary and secondary teachers' knowledge and understanding of the learning process and their repertoire of teaching methods and skills.
This program is intended for individuals who have a current Michigan Teaching Certificate and an endorsement in Special Education or Physical Education Teacher Education. After program completion, individuals may assume any or all of the following roles: direct service provider (hands-on teaching); consultant for physical education and special education staff providing educational instruction for individuals with disabilities; Individual Education Plan (IEP) Committee member who helps develop the IEP in the psychomotor domain; in-service educator, providing training for people who will provide physical education instruction for individuals with disabilities; student and parent advocate; program coordinator who develops curricular materials, develops intra and inter-agency collaboratives to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities, and monitors progress on IEPÆs.
This program meets all State of Michigan Physical Education for Students with Disabilities endorsement requirements. Further, completion of the program meets the Adapted Physical Education national standard requirements preparing candidates for the Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS) examination.
Saginaw Valley State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central
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