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Physical Education Teacher Education M.S.

Aug. 17, 2022

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Lead Healthy and Active Schools

The Master of Science in Physical Education Teacher Education offered by the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences is a part-time program designed for teaching professionals. You will gain the skills necessary to design and implement comprehensive school activity programs, create evidence-based curriculum and instructional models in physical education and sport, integrate instructional technology in the gymnasium, classroom and sports arena, and implement physical activity programs for school-aged children.

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Learning Formats

Online Asynchronous

Start Date

August 17, 2022
January 9, 2023
May 15, 2023
August 16, 2023

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July 12, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. ET

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July 12, 2022 | 6:00 p.m. ET

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Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Physical Education Teacher Education

Program Details

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The Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) degree, offered by the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, is offered fully online and designed for teachers with demanding schedules who need to balance work, family, and education. The curriculum is aligned with advanced teaching standards (Professional Knowledge, Practice and Leadership) established by the Society for Health and Physical Educators and is ideal for teachers seeking professional development and career advancement. The unique sequencing of theoretical courses and applied labs allows teachers to apply concepts immediately with learners in their own K-12 classrooms. Some states and school districts may provide an endorsement for certified teachers upon completion of the program and after passing content area exams such as the PRAXIS II. This is a non-licensure program in WV, however, and does not provide initial teaching certification in physical education.

*This is not a licensure program and will not provide initial teaching certification in physical education.

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Admission Requirements

A baccalaureate degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Have access to youth (children and adolescents) in school-based physical education or community physical activity/sports settings throughout the duration of the program for course assignments and follow-up application tasks. *Students may be admitted provisionally with a GPA of 2.75 or lower; however, provisional students must earn a 3.0 in the first 9 hours of coursework to continue in the program.


  • Apply with the online Graduate Application
  • Pay graduate application fee
  • Resume highlighting professional background, experience and qualifications
  • Personal statement: 1-2 written pages on professional goals and reasons for seeking admission
  • Request official transcripts from all institutions attended (other than WVU) and
    1. Mail to:
      WVU Office of Graduate Admissions
      One Waterfront Place
      PO Box 6510
      Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
    2. or Email to:

No GRE is required. International students must submit TOEFL scores.

Application Deadlines:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until August 1 for a fall term start, December 15 for a spring term start, and May 1 for a summer term start.

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Estimated Tuition and Fees

Physical Education Teacher Education M.S. requires 30 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $655.

Total Degree Cost

$19,650 – Residents and Non-Residents

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours

Credits Cost
1 $655
3 $1,965
6 $3,930
9 $5,895

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.

Career Paths

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Physical Education Teacher Education M.S. degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Adapted Physical education Specialist
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Education Administrator - Postsecondary
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Middle School Teacher
Projected Growth: 4-6%

Physical Education Professor
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Education Administrator - Elementary and Secondary
Projected Growth: 4-6%

Elementary School Teacher
Projected Growth: 2-3% *Bright Outlook

Secondary School Teacher
Projected Growth: 4-6%

Projected Growth: 11% or higher *Bright Outlook

Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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