Coaching Master's

For:

Currently licensed teachers who are renewing their licensure, as well as individuals who are looking to further their coaching knowledge.

Program Highlights & Benefits:

  • Face-to-face classes meet one night per week, same night entire program
  • Face-to-face classes meet from 4:45 to 8:45 PM
  • Accelerated format – can be completed in as little as 5 semesters
  • No thesis required, action research project in lieu of thesis

What You Learn:

In 2008, the National Federation of State High School Associations estimated that of the one million adult coaches in the public schools, only a few have received formal coaching education. The standards set by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) are the basis for the coursework at Carson-Newman.

How You Learn:

Blended Format: When you enroll in a blended cohort, you will take the core courses for the degree in a face-to-face offering. These courses meet one night a week, from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m. You will take the remaining courses for your degree online. These courses will not require face-to-face class meetings; you will log in regularly to complete assignments and participate in online discussions and group activities. During the fall and spring terms, you will finish one course every 8 weeks. During the summer, you will complete up to four courses. All courses in the summer are online. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 5 semesters.

Online Format: This is an online program; you will log in regularly to complete assignments and participate in online discussions and group activities. During the fall and spring terms, you will finish one 3 credit hour course every 8 weeks. During the summer, you will complete up to four courses. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 5 semesters.

Career Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program students will have earned an M.Ed. degree with an emphasis in Coaching.

Degree Requirements:

Number Title Hours
EDUC 638 Foundations of Leadership 3
EDUC 561 Effective Home, School, and Community Relations 3
Choose one:
EDUC 672 Evaluation for Continuous Improvement 3
EDUC 531 Evaluation of Learning 3
PE 501 Philosophy and Ethics in Sport 3
PE 504 Sport as Ministry 3
EDUC 630 Educational Research 3
PE 502 Physical Conditioning of the Athlete 3
Choose one:
SPED 524 Techniques for Inclusion 3
TESL 565 Language and Culture 3
EDUC 635 Integrating Research and Learning 3
PE 505 Psychology of Sport Performance 3
PE 503 Injury Management 3
Elective Choose an online elective from M.Ed. course offerings 3
  Total for Degree: 36

Please Note:

The degree requirements listed above are tentative and are subject to change.