Courses

  • SED PE 513: Practical Applications for PE and HE
    Through a combination of seminar and practicum experiences, students learn and apply current theory and methods for implementing physical and health education. The focus is on providing students experiences in observing, planning and implementing effective learning activities and lessons. 4 cr. 1st sem.
  • SED PE 529: The Psychology of Coaching Teams
    Graduate Prerequisites: SED PE375 or Consent of Instructor
    This course aims to give students a better understanding of the complex web of psychological factors that coaches contend with when trying to create a successful team. Central topics include leadership, group cohesion, collective-efficacy, systems theory, group psychodynamics and team dynamics. Students study different theories that might explain group and team behavior. As part of their learning students are required to participate in a group project to experience a team dynamic firsthand. The course also focuses on understanding how great coaches accomplish their success. An important aspect of the course is for students to consider the ethical and moral dimensions of coaching in different contexts. In this discussion we examine the central topics of sportsmanship and character development. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 580: Student Teaching Practicum: Physical Education, Pre-K-8
    Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For students seeking initial licensure in physical education in elementary and middle schools. Students are placed in schools for daily school schedule and are supervised jointly by cooperating practitioners and University personnel. Minimum 300 hours required. 8 cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 581: Student Teaching Half Practicum: Physical Education, Pre-K-8
    Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For students seeking current initial licensure in physical education, i.e., Pre-K-8 and 5-12. Course supplements SED PE 582. Students are placed in schools for the daily school schedule and are supervised jointly by cooperating practitioners and University personnel. Minimum 150 hours required. 4 cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 582: Student Teaching Practicum: Physical Education 5-12
    Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For students seeking initial licensure in physical education in middle, junior, and senior high schools. Students are placed in schools for daily school schedule and are supervised jointly by cooperating practitioners and University personnel. Minimum 300 hours required. 8 cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 583: Student Teaching Half Practicum: Physical Education, 5-12
    Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For students seeking current initial licensure in physical education, i.e., 5-12. This course is needed in addition to SED PE 580. Students are placed in schools for the daily school schedule and are supervised jointly by cooperating practitioners and University personnel. Minimum 150 hours required. 4 cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 584: Half Prac:5-12
  • SED PE 591: Coaching Practica
    These courses are designed to assist students in preparing for their practical experiences coaching. Through discussion of readings, reflection and written work, students help each other, with the assistance of the instructor, to solve problems related to experiences at the practicum sites. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 592: Coaching Practica
    These courses are designed to assist students in preparing for their practical experiences coaching. Through discussion of readings, reflection and written work, students help each other, with the assistance of the instructor, to solve problems related to experiences at the practicum sites. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 705: Analysis of Teaching Movement
    Teaching human movement activities in the context of innovative techniques, current humanizing influences, shared decision-making principles, and psychosocial influences in general motor learning. Converts basic physical educational theories and current research into classroom, gymnasium, and playing field practices. 4 cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED PE 710: Sport Theory and Social Systems
    Relationship of sport and cultural dynamics, sociogenic factors underlying competitive physical activity, and the behavioral responses of sport participants to various sociocultural motivations. Role of sport in past and current societies. 4 cr, 1st sem.
  • SED PE 720: Seminar in Kinesiology
    Application of muscular analysis to motor functions. Integration of structural, functional, biomechanical, developmental, and psychological components within physical activities. Focus on the mechanism of movement through laboratory analysis. 2cr, 1st sem.
  • SED QT 999: Quito SED Prog
  • SED RS 600: Introduction to Research
    This course introduces students to the skills and methods used in conducting research and in establishing the criteria for identifying research-based practice, interventions and curriculum in education settings. Students will become familiar with quantitative, mixed method, and action research approached to inquiry. Students will develop skills in conducting literature searched, examining empirical research studies and learning how to apply these methods to answer questions that are relevant to their graduate program area. Students should leave this course better consumers of research findings presented in the mass media, able to critically read primary research articles and able to participate in research-based efforts to improve education. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED RS 652: Qualitative Research Methods
    The historical and theoretical bases and the techniques for conducting qualitative research. Analysis of the questions for which qualitative research is best suited and how it differs from quantitative research. Consideration of ethical issues in qualitative research. Students critique published research and engage in planning a study, gaining entry, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting the findings. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED RS 653: Quantitative Research Methods
    Conceptualization of quantitative research problems. Study descriptive and inferential statistics most commonly used for analyzing data in educational research including t-tests, ANOVAs, multiple comparisons, correlation, regression, and chi square. Emphasis placed on interpretation. Research project requires identifying a problem, gathering and analyzing data, and writing the results in APA format. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED RS 654: Educational Inquiry and Proposal Writing
    Required of all doctoral students. Open only to matriculated doctoral students who have completed the prerequisites. Overview of foundational questions related to what is important and knowable about educational matters (including issues of objectivity and subjectivity) and how different empirical methods of inquiry respond to such questions. Topics include: standards of believability, persuasiveness, and utility in different kinds of inquiry and the relationships among theoretical, quantitative and qualitative methods in the cycle of scientific discovery. Emphasis is on formulating significant research questions, clarifying important concepts for research, and preparing sound research proposals. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED RS 699: Research Apprenticeship
    Collaboration with a faculty member on funded or unfunded research. Particular focus will depend on the stage of design or implementation of the particular study, and may include formulation and refinement or research questions, design of the methodological plan, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and report of findings. Variable cr, either sem.
  • SED RS 750: Advanced Research Seminar
    Graduate Prerequisites: Three graduate-level research courses including RS654 and consent of instructor.
    For doctoral students who have already clarified their research interests and are ready to work on their dissertation proposals. Provides direction on substantive and procedural issues in the design and conduct of research. Requires students to present drafts of their dissertation proposals for critique in seminar format and to contribute to the constructive criticism of proposals presented by fellow classmates. 4cr, 1st sem. Includes pilot study.
  • SED RS 751: Program Evaluation
    Graduate Prerequisites: two graduate-level research courses and consent of instructor.
    Alternative approaches to evaluation; consideration of stakeholders; specification of multiple outcomes; program monitoring; formative and summative designs; practical guidelines for planning, conducting, reporting, and using evaluations; role of the evaluator; necessary skills; political, ethical, and interpersonal aspects. Applicable to curricular interventions, training programs, social action projects, social policies. Case studies and student proposals are critiqued in seminar. Requires some pilot testing. 4cr, 1st sem.