Focuses on the techniques, methodologies, and philosophies of adapted physical education teachers.
This is a course designed to assist students enrolled in this course with enhancing their knowledge of adapted physical education (APE), pertinent skills, professional attitudes, and values related to the profession of teaching physical education to students with disabilities. Under the supervision and guidance of an experienced PE teacher, graduate students enrolled in this course will become familiar with the school culture, school curriculum, school-based instruction and the values of a professional APE teacher and general physical educator (GPE) that includes students with disabilities into their GPE classroom. Many in-service GPE teachers feel ill-prepared to meet the demands of students with disabilities whether they are included in GPE classes, serviced in 1:1 settings, or provided APE in self-contained classrooms. After experiencing developmentally appropriate lessons targeting specific learning outcomes featuring students with disabilities, pre-service GPE candidates’ dispositions and specialized content knowledge regarding students with disabilities often improves and changes. In order to be eligible to sit for the Certified Adapted Physical Educator (CAPE) nationally recognized examination, GPE and APE teachers need to document 150 hours of contact time with students with disabilities in a PE setting that includes lesson plans. This course can satisfy approximately 30 hours of CAPE documentation time.
Make edits recommended by the College of Education Curriculum Committee (CECC).