Adapted Physical Education
The 15-unit Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization enables the candidate to teach students ranging from preschool through adult school, conduct assessments, and report findings through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process. This secondary authorization program is designed for educators who possess a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Physical Education, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, or an Education Specialist Credential. The candidate with an Education Specialist Credential must complete 12 upper-division semester units, including coursework in kinesiology and motor development, prior to entering the program.
For candidates with a Multiple or Single Subject Physical Education Credential, the specialized program offers enhanced marketability and opportunities for career advancement. Upon completion, these candidates who earn an Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization are equipped to work in three capacities as general physical education teachers, dedicated adapted PE teachers, and in hybrid positions teaching both general and adapted physical education.
Teachers with an Education Specialist Credential and the added authorization are able to teach strictly as adapted physical education instructors.
The School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences also offers the Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization bundled with a master's degree.
Program Director: Cindy Tanis, Ph.D.
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5230