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MPE 5565: Administrative Issues in Urban Physical Education & Athletics (1 cr.)
The course examines the major problems encountered in the administration and supervision of an urban physical education and interscholastic athletic program. Suggestions for culturally responsive teaching practices, strengthening one's teaching demeanor, conveying life skills, responding to individual behavioral management problem, and implementing protocols for large class sizes is emphasized. Ways to address the high incidence of social problems such as teen alcoholism, teenage pregnancy, bullying, teenage suicide, drug abuse, as well as high student absenteeism and the dropout rate through successful athletic and afterschool programming are also included.
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