Physical Education Teacher Education

University of Texas at Austin

24 months
18032 USD/year
18032 USD/year
9274 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers several master’s and doctoral degrees that prepare GRADUATE students for careers in teaching and leadership positions that promote equity and excellence in the education of diverse communities. 


UT Austin is one of only twenty institutions in the country that offers doctoral degree plans in Physical Education Teacher Education. We offer degrees that empirically contribute to contemporary education and physical activity settings in which children can be motivated to stay active and healthy.

  • M.A. (Report or Thesis)
  • M.Ed. (Coursework or With K-12 Teacher Certification)
  • Ph.D.

Through empirical research and best pedagogical practice, students enrolled in these degree plans experience highly interactive course work. As the health of children and adolescents becomes an increasingly important topic, our students will become experts in the factors that influence their motor performance, knowledge, dispositions, and abilities related to physical activity participation and health.

Coursework focuses on the research of:

  • teaching in physical education,
  • teacher education in physical education,
  • curriculum,
  • supervision,
  • analysis of teaching, and
  • cultural influences in physical activity and education settings.

Students are required to conduct independent research projects. Graduates from our program have excellent opportunities for job placement in academia, research institutions, and the public sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Knowledge of Teachers and Teaching
  • Introduction to Multicultural Education
  • Race and Ethnic Relations in Schools
  • Latino Educational Policy in Texas

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official score for the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE), unless otherwise specified by the graduate program to which the student is applying. International students whose native language is not English must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Adequate subject preparation for the proposed major. Evidence of adequate preparation varies by program, but examples include letters of reference, auditions, samples of work, and personal statements
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division (junior- and senior-level) coursework and in any graduate work already completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9016 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    18032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9016 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4637 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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Physical Education Teacher Education
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