The College of Education and Human Sciences offers a Master of Science in Physical Education, with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction. It is fully online with courses designed in an 8-week format. The program is designed for anyone with a bachelor's degree and an interest in sports or physical education. It is particularly appealing to physical education teachers and coaches pursuing professional advancement. The degree focuses on physical activity environments and practices in pedagogy.
For more about the graduate student experience, visit Plan III of the Master's Degree Roadmap and Guidelines.
NOTE: Obtaining this degree from the UNM College of Education does not guarantee approval for licensure by the State Public Education Department, as additional requirements exist for students seeking New Mexico Administrative Licensure. The University of New Mexico cannot confirm whether this program leads to licensure or advanced certification in your home state. Prior to applying for admission, contact your state board of education to assure that, upon completion of the program, you are qualified to obtain a license or other form of certification. Please contact the College of Education for more details.
Through instruction, practice and coursework, students will,
- learn ways to improve instructional effectiveness;
- use curricular models for best practices in instruction, coaching or teaching;
- understand the physical activity and physical education challenges faced in schools and recreational settings;
- develop advocacy skills; and
- understand the intricate nature of supervising in professional settings.
Tuition and Fees
Standard tuition rates apply.
The degree is offered as a Master's Degree Plan III Option, (a coursework-only program), which consists of 33 total credit hours.
Admission Requirements include,
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university;
- A letter of intent;
- Official transcripts from every higher education institution previously attended.
This program offers rolling enrollment, meaning you can begin in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester. Be sure to apply for the program at least two weeks prior to your intended starting semester so there is enough time to get your paperwork submitted and accepted. Please view the University of New Mexico semester dates to establish when you would like to begin the program.
To earn a Master of Science in Physical Education with an emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction, a minimum of 33 credit hours are required.
|Core Requirements||18 credit hours|
|Electives||15 credit hours|
|Total||33 credit hours|
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours||Semester Offered|
|PEP 501||Curriculum Construction in Physical Education||3||Spring|
|PEP 570||Analysis of Teaching||3||Summer|
|PEP 571||Assessment and Data Literacy in Physical Education||3||Summer|
|PEP 583||Socio-political Issues in Teaching Physical Education||3||Summer|
|PEP 584||Readings in Physical Education||3||Fall|
|PEP 590||Supervision in Physical Education||3||Spring|
By advisor approval, five (5) electives at the 500 level are selected from Physical Education or a related area.Electives (15 credit hours)
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
Research Applications to Education
Advanced Instructional Strategies
|EDUC 512||The Process of Reflection and Inquiry||3|
|EDUC 520||Effective Teaching and Student Learning||3|
|EDUC 542||Principles of Curriculum Development||3|
|EDUC 552||Social Justice in Education||3|
|EDUC 563||Mentoring Educators and Professional Growth||3|
|MSET 570||Digital Game-Based Learning||3|
|MSET 571||Multimedia Literacy for Educators||3|