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. 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. New York state requires all SUNY teacher preparation programs to adopt college entrance assessments for admissions consideration. Applicants are required to submit scores for one of the following:
    - Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a minimum score of 275;
    - Miller Analogies Test (MAT) with a minimum score of 375;
    - edTPA with a passing score as set by New York state; or
    - the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators with a minimum score of 450.

Admissions Criteria

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

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Contact Us

Chair: Matthew Madden
Main Office: Park Center, Room 1126
Phone: 607-753-5577
Fax: 607-753-5975