Physical Education Leadership

Physical Education Leadership
Online M.S.Ed. Program

Become a Leader in School Physical Education

If you are teaching physical education now, or if you have completed a bachelor’s degree with teaching certification in physical education, you may aspire to pursue a leadership position in your school or district. A leadership position gives you the opportunity to advance your school’s goals for physical literacy, improving fitness, promoting excellent health, and building competitive athletic teams within your student body.

Our graduate program in physical education leadership provides the skills you need to develop curriculum and track the effectiveness of your school’s teachers and programming. You will learn to improve current programs and move them forward within a school district, make the case for additional resources, and even work to advance legislation that can enhance physical education throughout the state.

Required Materials

  1. Completed online Graduate School Application: Apply Now
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended to be forwarded directly to the SUNY Cortland Graduate Admissions Office
    Note: candidates for admission must present evidence of bachelor's degree conferral prior to the start of their academic program.
  3. A resume, which must include the contact information for three references. One of those contacts must be a public school employee (submitted online with the application)
  4. One page letter of application indicating why you are interested in the program (submitted online with the application)
  5. Documentation of initial certification in physical education within six months of starting classes.
  6. Reference request, survey and recommendation letter

Admissions Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale

  • Initial teaching certificate in Physical Education within 6 months of starting classes in physical education

Are you ready?

Contact Us

Chair: Rebecca Bryan (Lynn MacDonald - Interim fall 2022)
Main Office: Park Center, Room 1126
Phone: 607-753-5577
Fax: 607-753-5975