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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Education, PHETE (Physical & Health Education Teacher Education) Concentration, M.A.T.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in education with a concentration in physical and health education teacher education (PHETE) leads to an initial Virginia licensure to teach physical and health education PK-12, as a continuation of the undergraduate physical and health education teacher education (PHETE) program. This program is only open to JMU graduates who have a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology with a concentration in PHETE. A listing of the undergraduate courses may be found in the current JMU Undergraduate Catalog.

To be fully admitted to the fifth-year M.A.T. program, student must have completed the following requirements:

  • Satisfy all requirements for admission to the teacher education program.
  • Satisfy all requirements for admission to The Graduate School.
  • Successful completion of alternative criteria to the GRE, including:
  • Possess a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last four semesters of undergraduate course work.
  • Display certain personal qualities and dispositions of a professional educator as determined by program faculty.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional development reflective of a quality teacher candidate as assessed by program faculty.
  • Demonstrate competence in classroom management and a satisfactory level of teaching ability through video analysis and practicum experience.
  • Demonstrate quality planning, effective teaching skills and a demonstration of student learning through a reflective teaching project.