Master of Education in Health Education, K-12 Certification
Plymouth State University's master's in health education programs focus on the development and delivery of health education. You will be prepared to teach health and wellness in grades K-12, and your studies at PSU will prepare you to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing to be a certified health educator, ready to teach in elementary, middle, or high schools. Successful achievement of this certification assures employers that you have met the national standards for health education professionals.
Your curriculum will consist of three core classes required of every PSU master of education student, three courses focusing on learning theory; several courses and seminars focusing on health education, ranging from nutrition to substance abuse to sexuality and consumer health; and a capstone component to be completed at the culmination of your studies, where you'll put theory into practice in either a practicum or internship experience.
College-level coursework or the equivalent competencies are required in areas such as exercise theory, CPR, environmental issues in health and disease, first aid, drug behavior, sex and family living education, and anatomy and physiology (with labs).
This program is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
International Student Requirements:
International students must have proof of English level proficiency through either the TOEFL, IELTS, or ELS Level 112 scores.
In addition, you must provide an I-134 Affidavit of Financial Support Form. Documents, including bank statements and other financial documents dated within the past 30 days, that confirm you have the financial resources to study for a year at Plymouth State must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
You must also include a copy of your valid passport with your application materials.
Finally, you must also submit official, notarized transcripts, verifying that you've completed at least a baccalaureate degree, which must be translated into English and evaluated for institutional equivalency.