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Physical Education Teacher Education

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administrative contact

Lindsay B. Augustine
phone: 304-293-3393

program contact

Sean Bulger
Associate Professor
Coaching and Teaching Studies
phone: (304) 293-0845
fax: (304) 293-4641

Program Details

Program Description

The blended Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Master of Science program is designed for physical education professionals who already possess initial teaching certification in physical education (or related field). This format is ideal for teachers and coaches with demanding schedules who need to balance work, family, and continue their education. The hybrid format allows students to complete online courses during spring and fall semesters and blended courses (online and two weeks on-campus) during the summers. Practical applications of research-based and developmentally appropriate teaching practices are embedded within online and on-campus courses.

Students enrolled in the WVU PETE Master’s program evaluate their teaching effectiveness using research informed methods, examine standards-based curriculum and assessment strategies, explore the possibilities of technology in PE, engage with learners with diverse physical, mental, and emotional needs, and extend their understanding of fitness education for K-adult learners. Normal time to complete is two years, including four semesters and three summers.

The program has been approved as a part of Southern Regional Electronic College and therefore will be offered at in-state tuition. This program is not a teaching licensure program.

Delivery Methods Available

  • blended
  • on campus
  • online

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • See "Additional Information" below for other requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Additional Information

Prospective students must meet the below criteria to be considered for admission:
1. Minimum undergraduate GPA (on a 4-point scale) of 2.75. If a student has a GPA of 2.5 or above, provisional admission is possible with approval of the program faculty.

2. Certified teacher

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: Do Not Admit
  • Spring Deadline: Do Not Admit
  • Summer Deadline: February 1


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