The BSEd/MS joint program is a 5-year program of study. This joint degree program will allow qualified students in the All-Level Physical Education (ALPE) program the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd, 124 credit hours) and a Master of Science in Sport Pedagogy (MS, 36 credit hours) and Texas Teaching Certification in five years of full-time study. All requirements for both the BSEd and MS must be met and the degrees awarded concurrently.
Undergraduate students in the ALPE program can officially apply for the BSEd/MS joint program at the end of their junior year. Applicants must be ALPE majors and have a GPA of 2.75 or higher in both total hours and in the major prior to applying for the program and have satisfactorily completed additional teacher certification efolio requirements prior to applying for the teacher certification. Applicants must obtain approval of the undergraduate ALPE advisor and program director approval from the graduate Sport Pedagogy director, and they will be admitted when they have completed at least one semester of graduate work and have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA. At the end of the junior year, candidates with 90 or more undergraduate hours and a 3.0 GPA or better may continue the joint degree program. Those who do not have a 3.0 or better and those who choose to withdraw from the join degree program will be allowed to finish the BSEd in ALPE if they meet undergraduate requirements for teacher certification. The BSEd degree will be awarded with the MS upon completion of all degree requirements.
To obtain a BSEd/MS in the joint degree program, a student must complete all hours in both the undergraduate ALPE program and the Master of Science in Sport Pedagogy program. ALPE candidates with 90 undergraduate hours and a 3.0 GPA will be eligible to apply for the MS in Sport Pedagogy. Upon acceptance into the MS Sport Pedagogy program students will be eligible to take the graduate level courses. Students who are admitted into the MS Sport Pedagogy program will be allowed to count 15 graduate credit hours towards both degrees.