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With U.S. obesity rates steadily rising — especially in children — health and physical education has never been such an important part of the school day. With Concordia’s MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Health and Physical Education degree, you can make a difference, right from the start. Help students in grades PreK-12 learn to develop healthy habits, enjoy exercise, and appreciate the importance of activity while boosting their awareness and confidence. You’ll gain the advanced skills and pedagogical knowledge needed to educate children about fitness, health, and wellness — and change their lives for the better.
This MEd program is designed for PreK-12 health and physical educators who want to grow and update their knowledge base while increasing their leadership, curriculum development, and program planning skills. For Oregon and Washington residents, this concentration allows teachers to add health, physical education, or both endorsements to an existing license, with the addition of a practicum and the teaching of a work sample (one each for health and PE, if both are desired) and with the passing of the ORELA/NES Health and/or ORELA/NES PE tests.
Accredited, nonprofit, and taught by experienced practitioners, all of Concordia’s MEd programs reflect the passion and commitment to excellence that has marked our 110-year history. Clearly defined coursework — paired with realistic deadlines and the ability to immediately apply what you learn at Concordia in your own classroom — makes our programs ideal for busy lifestyles. And the potential career benefits — from higher pay to promotions — are second only to the reward of having a lasting impact on the lives of your students.
The core classes of this program may be taken online or on campus, but the concentration courses are only offered on our Portland campus.
For Oregon and Washington residents, this concentration allows teachers to add health, physical education, or both endorsements to an existing license, with the addition of a practicum and the teaching of a work sample (one each for health and PE, if both are desired) and with the passing of the ORELA/NES Health and/or ORELA/NES PE tests. This concentration is not intended to lead toward an initial teaching license.
Choose one or both practicums. Both practicums must be completed for an endorsement for Health and PE.
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