The Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) master’s program is designed for success-oriented professional learners who aspire to further their career advancement. You can start this 30-credit hour program in any term. The fully online format is ideal for teachers and coaches who need to balance their demanding schedules with other priorities including family, work, and continuing education. In alignment with our institutional commitment to quality and affordable graduate education, all students in our online programs pay the equivalent of in-state tuition. The value of a degree from West Virginia University is supported by the Center for World University Rankings (2017) which places us among the top 1.5% of universities in the world.
The MS in PETE offers a unique combination of professional courses and advanced labs. During those labs, you will collaborate with faculty to immediately apply critical concepts learned in your own K-12 classroom. Please note that despite its emphasis on practical application, this is not an initial licensure program in physical education. Individual states and districts, however, may provide an endorsement for certified teachers upon completion. We highly encourage you to discuss this option with your employer before enrolling.