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Developmental/Adapted Physical Education Minor

D Applied Human Sciences
College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2021
  • Required credits in this minor: 29
The Developmental/Adapted Physical Education (DAPE) minor prepares Physical Education majors (B.A.S.) to teach students with disabilities in public school settings. The Developmental/Adapted Physical Education license (8710.5300) is an add-on Special Education license for individuals holding a current K-12 Physical Education license. Successful completion of the program qualifies graduates to take the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing & Standards Board (PELSB) examination for this licensure area.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 30 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Foundation Requirement (3 cr)
PETE 1000 - Introduction and Foundations of Physical Education (3.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
Students must maintain a C- or better in all required Developmental/Adapted Physical Education courses.
Lower Division (3 cr)
PETE 1006 - Teaching Aquatic and Adapted Activities (3.0 cr)
Upper Division (11 cr)
PETE 3200 - Developmental Movement: Concepts and Experiences (3.0 cr)
PETE 3400 - Adapted Physical Education (3.0 cr)
PETE 3450 - Teaching Students with Disabilities (3.0 cr)
PETE 3550 - Assessment and Evaluation in Adapted Physical Education (2.0 cr)
Special Education (8 cr)
SPED 4433 - Foundations in Special Education (4.0 cr)
SPED 4435 - Parent and Professional Communication and Collaboration (4.0 cr)
Education (2 cr)
EDSE 4214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading (2.0 cr)
Internship (2 cr)
PETE 4996 - Internship in Adapted Physical Education (2.0 cr)
 
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PETE 1000 - Introduction and Foundations of Physical Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction on the profession of teaching physical education. Presents professional standards for practitioners and outcomes for K-12 physical education programs. Addresses the history, philosophy, and psycho-social basis of physical education with additional context focuses upon the scientific foundations supporting the discipline. prereq: Pre-PE major or instructor consent
PETE 1006 - Teaching Aquatic and Adapted Activities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic skill progressions, teaching strategies, skill development activities, and skill analysis for teaching aquatics and adapted activities. Emphasis placed upon student development of personal competence in aquatics. prereq: Pre-Physical Education or Developmental Adapted Physical Education minor, HLTH 1600; credit will not be granted if already received for both PE 2240 and 2244.
PETE 3200 - Developmental Movement: Concepts and Experiences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories, knowledge and practices involving human motor development; theories of motor development, recognition of the states of development, factors influencing growth and development, factors affecting motor learning and skills acquisition, and the evaluation and assessment of motor development and motor behavior will be presented. pre-req: PSY 2021, PE major, minimum 30 credits; credit will not be granted if already received for ESAT 3200
PETE 3400 - Adapted Physical Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Developmental/adapted physical education for children with disabilities. prereq: PE major or candidate or instructor consent
PETE 3450 - Teaching Students with Disabilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Strategies, theories and best practice for teaching physical education to students with cognitive, emotional/behavioral, sensory or orthopedic disabilities. Class will include appropriate programming suggestions across disability groups as well as evidence-based classroom behavior management strategies. pre-req: Declared Developmental Adapted PE Minor, PETE 3400
PETE 3550 - Assessment and Evaluation in Adapted Physical Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories, knowledge and practices involving assessment in adapted physical education; including types, purposes, and adaptation of measurement tools, legal and ethical issues as related to assessment and communication techniques. pre-req: Developmental / Adapted Physical Education Minor; minimum 30 credits
SPED 4433 - Foundations in Special Education
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: SpEd 4433/5433
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This is a foundational course in special education focusing on an overview of children with disabilities. Special emphasis will be placed on characteristics of exceptional children, the legal aspects of educating students with disabilities, and assessment, instructional, and collaborative strategies. prereq: pre-IESE major or IESE major or pre-UECH major or UECH major or post bac brad or special education minor, no grad credit
SPED 4435 - Parent and Professional Communication and Collaboration
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: SpEd 4435/5435
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Group process, problem solving, decision-making, collaboration, and teamwork applied to the special education process. Techniques for working with parents, professionals, paraprofessionals, and community agencies when planning and implementing Individualized Education Plans. prereq: 4433, 45 cr, postbac or sped minor or instructor consent, no grad credit
EDSE 4214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdSe 5215/4214/4212/4215
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Teaching reading within 5-12 content-area courses as pedagogy for improving literacy. Developing an understanding of the brain, cognition, and reading. Exploration of stages of literacy, methods for promoting reading, and strategies for improving comprehension. Lesson planning for content-area reading. Diverse learners and critical literacy in the content-area classroom.
PETE 4996 - Internship in Adapted Physical Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Supervised clinical teaching experience with responsibilities that include planning, managing, and implementing instructional experiences for students receiving adapted physical education services. pre-req: Declared Developmental / Adapted Physical Education minor. Completed the following courses: PETE 1006, PETE 3400, PETE 3450, PETE 3550, PETE 4100, PETE 4125; instructor consent