Term of Award

Summer 2010

Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Education Administration (Ed.D.)

Document Type and Release Option

Dissertation (open access)

Department

Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development

Committee Chair

Kymberly Harris

Committee Member 1

Paul Brinson

Committee Member 2

Bryan Griffin

Committee Member 3

Starla McCollum

Abstract

In Georgia, there is no separate endorsement or required specialized teacher certification for adapted physical educators. Because of this absence, the resulting span of personnel teaching adapted physical education (APE) in the state ranges widely in terms of certification areas. Educational administrators would benefit from knowing if any perceived differences exist between APE programs led by teachers with specialized APE certification and those led by general education PE teachers. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between APE teacher certification and school personnel perceptions of APE program practices.

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