PHYSED 5220 2 credits Teaching Issues Relating to Alcohol, Drugs, and Sexuality
This course covers information and explores strategies, programs, and teaching techniques to prepare the teaching candidate to teach in a school setting. The teacher candidate is required to perform 5 hours of teaching in a school setting. P: PHYSED 2030 Spring.
PHYSED 5500 3 credits Methods in Teaching Health Education
Utilization of approved methods and materials for teaching health in grades kindergarten through 12; application of course content and procedures involved in health teaching.
PHYSED 6020 2 credits Psychology of Coaching
The principles and techniques applicable to coaching interschool activities.
PHYSED 6230 3 credits Methods in Middle/Secondary Physical Education
This course explores all the elements of planning for, managing, and instructing physical education classes. Students will be given the opportunity to work directly with school-age students, and reflect upon their experiences. Students will plan lessons, evaluate in-service teachers as well as their peers, and develop a number of teaching strategies.
PHYSED 6330 4 credits Organization, Administration, and Curriculum of Physical Education and Health
The course is designed to examine, develop, refine, and evaluate the management and leadership styles, administrative skills, K-12 scope and sequence, and curriculum development of physical education and health.
PHYSED 6430 1-3 credits Current Issues in Health and Physical Education
Study of current topics in health and physical education.
PHYSED 6940 3 credits Seminar in Community and Environmental Health Education
In-depth research and presentation of material related to topical health issues and service learning.
PHYSED 6960 1-3 credits Independent Study in Physical Education
The amount of graduate credit applied toward a master’s degree may not exceed a total of four credits except with the special permission of the student’s advisor, the program head, and the Dean of The School of Graduate Studies. Approval must be secured before independent study courses begin. Students registering for independent study must submit at or before registration an approved independent study proposal form. This form must be signed by the instructor conducting the independent study, the department chairperson, the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, and the student. Independent study may not be used for collecting information for the seminar paper. Students enrolling for independent study may obtain an independent study proposal form and instruction sheet from the School of Graduate Studies Office online at www.uwplatt.edu/gradstudies/independentstudy.html. A student may register for more than the maximum number of independent study credits allowed by a subject area. However, the student may only apply the maximum number of independent study credits allowed by a subject area toward a master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
PHYSED 7420 2-6 credits Practicum in Athletic Coaching
Actual experience related to the coaching of an athletic team under the leadership of an experienced coach and teacher.
PHYSED 7920 2 credits Seminar Paper Research
The seminar paper or educational project need not be a report of original and independent research. It must demonstrate, however, the student’s ability to survey a field of knowledge and assemble, organize, evaluate, interpret, and present evidence in a logical and intelligent manner. Although the seminar paper or educational project may originate from work done in connection with one of the student’s graduate courses and be based upon a term paper or course project, it must be more comprehensive and complete in coverage and treatment. In consultation with the program advisor, the student proposes a seminar paper or educational project and a seminar paper or educational project advisor. An approved seminar paper or educational project proposal must be submitted and approved prior to registration. There is a website with useful links to guide the graduate student in grammar, style, evaluating web resources, and formats. The seminar paper or educational project advisor will provide guidance regarding the site. The site may be accessed through the University’s Karrmann Library.
PHYSED 7980 1-3 credits Independent Study in Health Education
The amount of graduate credit allowed for independent study may not exceed a total of three credits. Approval must be secured before independent study courses are begun. Students registering for independent study must submit at or before registration a description signed by the instructor conducting the independent study of the subject to be covered. Independent study may not be used for collecting information for the seminar paper.
PHYSED 7990 3-6 credits Thesis Research
The thesis may be an outgrowth of a research course (e.g. TEACHING 7000 Research Procedures) or may be developed independently within the program area. The thesis will report the results of original and independent student research on a given problem or topic, by systematic and impartial methods, and will demonstrate the student’s ability to use techniques customarily employed in the particular field of investigation. Although a thesis for the master’s degree may not always be expected to make a significant contribution to existing knowledge, it should be a scholarly document that is accurate, verifiable, objective, and impartial. In consultation with the program advisor, the student proposes a committee of three faculty members. The committee normally includes the thesis advisor, one additional major department member, and one faculty member from another department. In some instances, a student may prefer a thesis advisor who is different from the program advisor assigned at the time of admission. An approved thesis proposal must be submitted and approved prior to registration. There is a website with useful links to guide the graduate student in grammar, style, evaluating web resources, and formats. (Thesis students will find the Texas A and M link useful for formatting procedures and other technical assistance.) The thesis advisor will provide guidance regarding the site. The site may be accessed through the University’s Karrmann Library.