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School of Education and Human Services
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208
MS in Physical Education (NYS Initial Certification)
The Canisius College MS in Physical Education leads to initial certification in New York – one of the most rigorous state certifications in the nation. Earning your initial certification in physical education will prepare you for a career as a physical education teacher. This program is offered on campus in Buffalo, NY.
Our clinically-rich program will give you real experience teaching every aspect of PE – from team sports to healthy living. You’ll study theory and put it into practice. You’ll research, analyze, test, and synthesize. Our program will prepare you for the real work of teaching physical education – and by the time you have your own classroom, you’ll already be an experienced, certified professional.
You will receive extensive field experience prior to student teaching. Your student teaching culminates in workshops in multicultural education, school violence prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, and resume and job search techniques. Service learning opportunities give you additional hands-on experience assisting with after-school programs, children’s sports leagues, nutrition education programs and others.
Program Highlights • Start when it works for you – fall or spring • Qualify to teach kindergarten through twelfth grade. • Gain practical experience in our clinically-rich program. • Earn your initial New York certification and a master’s degree in a single program. • Enroll in an initial certification program that leads to PE certification in New York • Complete your degree in four semesters.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 39
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $819 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999