Jun 25, 2024  
2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 

Sports Education Leadership

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Lounsbery, Monica A.F.
  (2001), Associate Professor; B.S., Dakota Wesleyan University; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Graduate Coordinator

Watson, Doris L.
  (2005), Associate Professor; B.A., Adams State College; M.S., Colorado State University; M.A., Adams State College; Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

Graduate Faculty

Ayvazo, Shiri
  (2008), Assistant Professor; B.Ed. Zinman College, Isreal;  M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University.
Bungum, Tim J.
  (2001), Associate Professor; B.A., Luther College, M.S., DrPH, University of South Carolina.
Hughes, Jerry
  (2007). Associate Faculty in Residence; B.A., Adams State College, M.S., University of Nevada, Reno, Ed.D., Brigham Young University.
Landwer, Gerald E.
  (1988), Professor; B.S., M.PE., University of Nebraska, Ed.D., University of Missouri.
Lough, Nancy L.
  (2006), Associate Professor: B.A., Adams State College; M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado.
Stahura, Kurt
  (2004), Assistant Professor; B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Professors Emeriti

Rothermel, Bradley L.
  (1981-2000), Emeritus Associate Professor; B.S., Northern Illinois University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Starr, John T.
  (1965-2000), Emeritus Associate Professor; B.S., M.Ed., University of Wyoming; Ed.D., University of Southern California.

The Department of Sports Education Leadership offers M.Ed, M.S., and Ph.D. graduate degree options. All graduate programs are designed to provide quality preparation for current and future sport leaders in the areas of physical education teacher education, adapted physical education, coach education, and sport administration. Research and creative scholarly activity are viewed as essential experiences in all Sports Education Leadership graduate programming.

Master Degree Programs

The Department of Sports Education Leadership offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) and the Master of Science (M.S.) degrees. Both degrees require a minimum of 36 semester hours. The M.S. degree is intended for students who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in teaching and coaching effectiveness and for related administrative activities. This degree is designed for those who wish to contribute to the teaching and coaching professional research literature. The M.S. degree is also viewed as a potential foundation for doctoral work and includes an appropriate research methods core and culminating thesis. The M.Ed. is designed for inservice teachers and administrators who are interested in furthering their careers in physical education or sport. Graduates of the M.Ed. degree program have assumed positions as master teachers, department chairs, athletic directors, or curriculum coordinators. The philosophy underlying this degree option is that graduate education can be both academic and practical. Specialized skills are developed in program design, program assessment, analysis of teaching, and instructional strategies.

Concentrations in physical education teacher education, adapted physical education and sport administration are offered for both the M.Ed. and the M.S. degree programs.


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