May 18, 2024  
2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC 780 - Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education

3 Credit(s) This course is the first of two designed to provide students with the training to be a teacher of physical education at the elementary school level. It will offer a general study of the background and philosophies of teaching physical education, with a focus on methods and materials in the classroom, curricular issues and professional concerns, analysis of the teaching/learning processes, and a study of relevant national standards and the Massachusetts state standards for physical education. The course represents a continuation of students’ growth in attaining the Professional Standards for Teaching (PSTs), revisiting many of them at the practice level before demonstrating them in the practicum semester. Three lecture hours per week. Field placement and field-based assignments required.