Graduate Academic Catalog 2019 - 2020 
    Mar 26, 2023  
Graduate Academic Catalog 2019 - 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization

The Adapted Physical Education (APE) added authorization program prepares teachers to work within a school setting and engage children and adolescents in meaningful and beneficial physical exercise. Candidates participate in a comprehensive program that prepares them to identify motor needs and the necessary supports to engage students in meaningful physical exercise. Candidates complete courses addressing the characteristics and needs of students served in the APE setting; roles, responsibilities, and legal considerations for serving students with special needs; instructional design for APE settings; motor behavior for APE settings; and scientific principles for motor behavior. Candidates participate in a culminating practicum experience to receive guided support toward implementation of course principles and to participate in a formal evaluation of competencies.

Admissions Requirements

  • One current reference form
  • Educational plan
  • All other official transcripts from colleges/universities attended
  • Verification of negative TB test (within last 12 months)
  • Addendum to Graduate Application: Education Specialist Credential Program
  • Applicants must hold a valid Ryan Specialist Credential in CH, LH, PH, SH or VH or hold a valid Preliminary or Level I credential in ECSE, D/HOH, M/M, M/S, PHI, or VI or a multiple subject credential in physical education (Additional course work may be required dependent upon physical education course work previously completed.)
  • Letter of explanation if GPA is under 3.0

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of theology regarding God's intention for disability and suffering.
  2. Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of historical, legal, ethical, theoretical and philosophical foundations of special education.
  3. Candidates will implement legal and ethical practices within the learning community.
  4. Candidates will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of characteristics and needs of individuals with exceptionality and their families.
  5. Candidates will demonstrate cultural awareness of exceptionality and its implications within the family system.
  6. Candidates will implement ethical principles and evidence-based practice for assessment and evaluation to determine individual needs, develop programs of service and measure progress.
  7. Candidates will apply a breadth of knowledge of general education curricula to provide equitable access within the learning community.
  8. Candidates will apply evidence-based practice for curriculum selection, instructional strategies, and adaptations.
  9. Candidates will apply a working knowledge of assistive technology and augmentative communication systems within the learning community.
  10. Candidates will demonstrate evidence-based practice for development of positive learning environments and behavioral adaptations and interventions.
  11. Candidates will demonstrate effective communication and team building through consultation and collaboration with individuals with exceptionalities, families, education personnel, and the greater community.
  12. Candidates will implement transitional services for individuals with exceptionalities for education, employment, and individualized living objectives.
  13. Candidates will demonstrate proficient written communication by synthesizing and articulating information in standard formats to inform practice.