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Certificate in DAPE {18-19}

Developmental Adapted Physical Education Certificate

Description
The Developmental and Adapted Physical Education Certificate provides specialized training to teach physical education to school students with a wide range of developmental and physical disabilities. The MSUM DAPE Certificate covers the content areas required to earn licensure in the State of Minnesota. Minnesota Education requirements list the DAPE Licensure as an add-on license to a Physical Education K-12 degree. Program requirements include an extensive 200 hours of field placement for this DAPE Certificate; 40 hours can be completed under an approved DAPE certified program and 160 hours must be completed under an approved DAPE certified MN licensed DAPE teacher. The DAPE license is a MN PK- 21 teaching license; and has been identified as a MN teacher shortage area. The DAPE Certificate is an excellent complement to the Physical Education major; by MN law, only a MN licensed physical education teacher can obtain a MN DAPE teaching license.

Student Learning Outcomes

Teachers of Special Education:  DAPE

Subp.3. Subject matter standard.  A candidate for licensure as a teacher of special education:  developmental adapted physical education must complete a preparation program under subpart 2, item D, that must include the candidate's demonstration of the knowledge and skills in items A to E.

A.  Foundational knowledge.  A teacher of special education:  developmental adapted physical education understands the foundations of special education services for students with disabilities relating to physical and motor fitness on which to base practice. 

B.  Referral, evaluation, planning, and programming.  A teacher of special education: developmental adapted physical education understands and applies principles of prevention and intervening early and procedures for referral, assessment, evaluation, individualized planning, programming, and placement specific to teaching students with disabilities relating to physical and motor fitness

C.  Instructional design, teaching, and ongoing evaluation.  A teacher of special education: developmental adapted physical education understands how to use individualized education program plans to design, implement, monitor, and adjust instruction for students with disabilities relating to physical and motor fitness. 

D.  Collaboration and communication.  A teacher of special education: developmental adapted physical education cultivates and maintains positive, collaborative relationships with children and youth, families, educators, other professionals, and the community to support development and educational progress.

E.  Clinical experiences.  A teacher of special education:  developmental adapted physical education applies the standards of effective practice in teaching students who have needs in the area of physical fitness and gross motor skills in prekindergarten and primary (preK and K-grade 4), middle level (grades 5-8), and secondary (grades 9-12, including transition programs) settings across a range of service delivery models.

Core Requirements

Students will take four credits of internship.

ED 448 Reading Skills in Content Areas (3)
SPED 225 Individuals with Exceptionalities (3)
SPED 471 Behavior and Environment Management (3)
PE 452 Adapted Physical Education (3)
PE 453 Assessment and Programming in DAPE (3)
PE 454 Curriculum in DAPE (3)
PE 456L Lab Curriculum & Assessment for Severely Handicapped (1)
PE 469 Internship in DAPE (4)