Physical Education with Specialization in Teaching Physical Education (For Certified Teachers), MS

Central to Educating, Engaging, & Empowering.

The MS in Physical Education: Teaching Physical Education is designed for certified, practicing teachers interested in acquiring advanced training to teach physical education or health. This advanced degree is vital for practicing teachers wishing to pursue educational administration and supervision certification. You will be introduced to the best practices in the use of instructional tools, models, and teaching techniques essential for improving student engagement and learning in physical education. You will be equipped to read, understand, critique and conduct research in physical education.

Program Features

  • Starts every January and August
  • 30-credit program
  • Research project
  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Classes offered in the evenings on campus
  • Financial aid is available
  • No GMAT/GRE required

Admissions Contact

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Chee-Hoi Leong
Graduate Program Coordinator
Harrison J. Kaiser Hall, Room 030

Academic Department

Physical Education & Human Performance

I chose grad school, as it was the right thing to do for my career, where I’m able to take skills and techniques learned in class, and apply them directly into my class the very next day. In class, I’m able to connect with a wide variety of CT Physical Education teachers who are constantly providing me with good ideas, and are a resource for me when beginning units that are new to my curriculum. I will tell any teacher thinking about their decision about when to go to grad school to go as soon as possible, because the things you learn in this program helps you tremendously at the critical “beginning years of your career” time frame.

Connor Hill
MS ’22

Did You Know?

The Physical Education Teacher Education Program at Central Connecticut State University is nationally recognized by SHAPE America (a Specialized Professional Association in CAEP). To learn more about SHAPE America, visit

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop content knowledge in pedagogy and exercise science as it relates to health and physical education professionals
  2. Read and interpret research and apply significant findings as it relates to health and physical education professions.