Physical Education Teacher Education (M) - Online
This 30 credit hour master’s program is designed for working physical education professionals. The format allows students to complete online courses during spring and fall semesters and blended courses (online and on-campus) during the summer. This is ideal for teachers and coaches with demanding schedules who need to balance work and family while continuing their education. It is a non-thesis program; students complete a teaching practicum presentation during their final semester in the program. Students typically complete this program over a two-year period, with a one-year option available as well. Tuition is offered at the in-state rate for all students with the goal of increased affordability and access.
Course Delivery OptionsOnline
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, Personal Statement
Graduate Program Application Requirements
In addition to the WVU graduate admission criteria, the program specific materials and supplemental requirements are as follows:
1. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (4-point scale)
2. Current resume highlighting professional background and qualifications
3. Professional goal statement: 1-2 written pages on professional goals and reasons for seeking admission
4. No GRE scores required
During the admission process, preference is given to individuals who are certified teachers or certified eligible. All students need access to groups of school-aged children on a regular basis given the applied nature of many course assignments.
This program does not result in conferral of a WV teaching license. If seeking licensure, please consult with your respective state department of education before applying to determine whether or not the program meets your needs.
Applicants who do not meet the 2.75 GPA requirement may be admitted as a provisional graduate student if their GPA is between 2.50 and 2.74. Once admitted provisionally, students are required to achieve a 3.0 GPA in their first 9-hours of advisor approved course work to be reclassified as regular status and remain in the program.
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
The previously listed materials are submitted online as part of the WVU Graduate Admission Application. Applicants must submit their official copies of transcripts and test scores directly to the WVU Office of Admissions, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506.
All graduate students must achieve and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better (4-point scale) prior to graduation.
Summer DeadlineMay 1 - Accepting admissions on a rolling basis until May 1 for a summer term start
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.