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Tuesday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom 

You are invited to join faculty from the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences to learn about the various Master's programs we offer to advance career!

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M.S. in Physical Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction

The M.S. in Physical Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers with K-12 certification. Through convenient online coursework, students will engage in practically based and personally relevant readings and projects designed to improve their teaching in the classroom with students. We can also provide coursework necessary for interested professionals to be able to sit for required examinations necessary for alternative licensure in physical education in the state of New Mexico.


Curriculum & Instruction Concentration: This is a fully online program and can be completed in 3 semesters. The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction serves professionals who seek to further their careers in such fields as K-12 education, coaching, private clubs and camps, recreation programs and physical education or physical activity industries. Earning an advanced degree is a factor that determines pay grades in many school districts, organizations and corporations. This degree will strengthen knowledge and practice applicable to a variety of professions.


Please contact Margie Chavez for assistantship information (277-5151 or

Click here for TA/GA application form.

Meet the PETE Faculty


Contact Us

Karen Gaudreault
Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor

Office: Johnson Center 162D
Telephone: 505-277-8173


This program is now fully online and can be completed in 3 semesters. Please contact the program coordinator Karen Gaudreault at for further information about applying to the program or for general questions.

The priority deadline is encouraged for best consideration; however, all applications must be received by the final application deadline. Early application is recommended. These dates also apply for financial aid.

Program Requirements

Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in physical education, health, sport administration, elementary education, or related field before applying.

Curriculum & Instruction Concentration: The program includes minimum degree requirements of 33 to 36 approved hours, completion of a statistics course and a research design course, and the successful defense of a thesis or a comprehensive examination. Program Requirements

Program Information

MS Physical Education program from the UNM Catalog

Submitting Your Application and Documents

Graduate applications are now submitted online at All required documents and transcripts are submitted through the online application.


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What can you do with a MS degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction?

  • Extend knowledge of curriculum development and innovation in physical education
  • Acquire the skills to analyze and reflect on effective teaching 
  • Identify areas for growth in your own teaching and develop a plan for professional development
  • Learn how to conduct practically based research in the gym with K-12 students

A program built for you!

  • Fully online
  • Can be completed in three semesters
  • No GRE required for application and admission
  • Many courses are 8 weeks

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Our program has determined it meets professional licensure requirements in the state of New Mexico. It has not determined it meets professional licensure requirements in any other state.