School Health Education, M.S. - With Cross Endorsement

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Application Deadline

April 1 for the fall semester November 1 for the spring semester

School Health Education Specialization

The Master of Science in School Health Education is designed to provide students with the necessary academic background to teach health education in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve and to plan, implement, and assess health education programs in the schools. Students completing the program may then obtain either initial certification or a secondary endorsement in school health.

Mission Statement

The mission of the School Health Education program at Southern Connecticut State University is to develop content knowledge, skills, and pedagogy in health education and to prepare individuals to teach health in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve.

Program Goals and Objectives

The program vision is to promote health in the State of Connecticut through the preparation of skills for leaders in the field of School Health Education.

The program goals are:

Admission Requirements

The requirements for matriculation and admission to the School Health Education Program for the Master of Science degree with cross endorsement (indicates that the student is already certified in one area) are:

Refer to the section entitled "Admission to Teacher Certification Programs" in the beginning of this catalog under "Application and Admission" for additional information regarding acceptance to a certification program, Praxis® examinations, and student teaching.

For Cross Endorsement:

Program Sequence-36 Credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation.  

Students must earn a grade or "B" or higher in each course. 


SHE 203 – School Health – 3 credits
SHE 302 – Mental Health Education – 3 credits

PCH 365 – Illness and Disease – 3 credits
EXS 410 – Pathophysiology – 3 credits

EXS 301 – Exercise and Nutrition – 3 credits
PCH 200 – Introduction to Nutrition – 3 credits

SHE 411 – Health Teaching in Secondary Schools – 3 credits

Program Requirements
Students must earn a grade of "B" or better in each course.

SHE 500 – Health and Society – 3 credits 
SHE 505 – School Health Education Foundations – 3 credits
SHE 511 – School Health Nutrition Institute – 3 credits
SHE 552 – School Health Intervention – 3 credits

SHE 554 – Research Techniques – 3 credits
EXS 554 – Research Techniques – 3 credits
EDU 592 – Research in Education – 3 credits

SHE 556 – Methods of Planning and Evaluation in School Health Education – 3 credits
SHE 560 – Curriculum Development in Health Education – 3 credits
SHE 561 – Sex Education – 3 credits
SHE 570 – Organization and Administration of School Health Education – 3 credits
SHE 599 – Special Topics – 3 credits
SHE 590 – Thesis/Special Project Seminar I – 3 credits
SHE 594 – Thesis/Special Project Seminar II – 3 credits