The next cohort courses for the
860 add on certification program in Adapted Physical Education will begin in
fall. Interested students can apply to the cohort prior to this
time, but classes will not be available until fall.
The School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers a program for physical education teachers who wish to complete the Wisconsin 860 Add-On Certification in Adapted Physical Education. The
program consists of a total of 12 credit hours* including coursework
and practicum. Students who do not attain competency will be assigned a
one credit follow-up project designed to address areas of weakness.
The program is offered to:
- licensed physical education teachers
- majors who will be completing the requirements for certification to teach physical education by May.
Courses in this program meet monthly on Saturdays or 100% online.
Applying to the Program
You do not need to apply to UW-Stevens Point for acceptance into this
program; however, you should send a letter of intent, a copy of your
current teaching license, and copies of transcripts to UWSP for
evaluation to determine if any of the courses listed above could be
applied to your program.
Please send the following information:
Kristi Roth, Ph.D.
School of Education
College of Professional Studies Room 110D
Stevens Point, WI 54481
You may also fax your application information to Kristi Roth
Fax number: 715-346-4655
For additional course information or to register for these courses
once you have been accepted into the program, please contact Cathy
Scheder, Administrative Program Specialist, at 715-346-4403 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PEX 715 Advanced Assessment and Prescription in Adapted Physical Education
(2 credits - Hybrid)
assessment and evaluation tools and techniques used in adapted physical
education. Appropriate prescription techniques, ecological inventories,
and placement recommendations based on the least restrictive
environment. Application of evaluation within the IEP process. Prereq:
Certif to teach phy ed.
PEX 740 Advanced Seminar in Adapted Physical Education
(3 credits - Hybrid)
in-depth study of problems as they relate to procedures, practices,
organization, and administration in adapted physical education.
Remediation of problems through IEP maintenance, appropriate curricular
planning, activity selection, and instructional techniques. Application
of solutions to barriers within a on-campus lab setting. Prereq: Certif
to teach phy ed; 715, 760 or con reg.
PEX 760 Advanced Practicum and Community Connections in Adapted Physical Education
(1 credit - Online)
II practicum experience working with students with disabilities in an
educational/community based setting with continued practice with
evaluation, instruction, reflection. Prereq: 400, 401 or equiv undergrad
PEX 400* Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities
education for individuals with disabilities emphasizing identification,
assessment, program development, and learning as they apply to
instruction. Prereq: Con reg in 401; and P ED 200, 201, 331; admission
to School of Education.
PEX 401* Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities - Practicum
Hands-on intervention with children with disabilities in aquatics
and motor development. Prereq: Con reg in 400 and P ED 200,
201, 331; admission to School of Education.
EDUC 351or 551* Teaching Children and Youth with Exceptional Needs in the General/Regular Classroom
and differences of students with disabilities, gifts/talents abilities,
or culturally diverse backgrounds; alternative teaching approaches
emphasizing the least restrictive environment. Practicum is required.
Prereq: Psych 110.
*Most undergraduate physical
education degree programs require 3 credits of adapted physical
education (UWSP's PEX 400, 401) and 3 credits of intro to special needs
in the regular classroom (UWSP's EDUC 351).
If you have taken these courses as an undergraduate they
will be applied to your add-on preparation. If you have not taken these
courses they may be taken at the undergraduate level.
The remaining courses are offered to licensed physical education teachers at the graduate level only.
Applying for your Add-On License
Apply for your add-on license through the UW-Stevens Point School of Education