University of Central Missouri - Online
About University of Central Missouri - Online

The University of Central Missouri experience transforms students into lifelong learners, dedicated to service, with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed and lead in the region, state, nation and world.

The Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pedagogy is designed for K-12  physical education teachers interested in advancing their content and pedagogical knowledge for improved professional practice. The degree is beneficial for beginning and veteran physical educators interested in enhancing their instructional effectiveness and continuing their professional development. This degree is not appropriate for individuals seeking teaching certification.

The online M.S. degree allows graduate students the opportunity to achieve an advanced degree while working full-time. All online courses provide an asynchronous learning experience, allowing maximum flexibility in a student’s schedule. Course content is delivered through any combination of text notes, PowerPoint, video, and threaded discussions to provide a connection between students and faculty through a variety of visual, auditory, and text-based interactions. Course assignments allow graduate students the opportunity to apply theory to project-based learning experiences designed to foster intellectual growth, critical thinking skills, and problem solving abilities. Personal attention from professional faculty through individual advising are valued as a key to learning and academic success at UCM. Virtual online office hours allow for direct access to faculty.

A teaching certificate is not offered with this degree.
(Minimum total of 33 credit hours to graduate.)

A recent study from Georgetown University found that, on average, college graduates earn $1 million more in earnings over their lifetime. (Source: 2017 Study by Georgetown University)
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