Adjunct – Physical Education for Special Populations

Grand Canyon University

As an adjunct faculty member, you’ll provide program instruction incorporating innovative teaching methodologies, cutting-edge technologies and other industry trends reflecting advancements in your discipline. If you are highly motivated and passionate about teaching exceptional quality instruction in modern facilities with smaller class sizes, we’d like to hear from you.

Course Description: PED-344 – Physical Education for Special Populations:

  • This course is designed to develop methods and techniques of teaching the exceptional child in motor activities. Special topics include legislation that affects children with special needs, inclusiveness, the IEP, characteristics of motor functioning and development, behavior management techniques, and an overview of the types of special populations and their specific needs. Emphasis is also placed on the activities and programs to be included in curriculum and practice in leading activities and implementing programs. Prerequisite: PED-247.


Responsibilities include equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating classroom discussions, assessing student performance and preparing students to be successful leaders in their chosen profession. Other main responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.


  • Minimum: Masters in Exercise Science or Masters in Physical Education or Masters in any field with 9 graduate credits in Exercise Science or Physical Education AND coursework in teaching special populations AND Meets two Exceptional Expertise criteria. Preference given to individuals with a Doctorate.

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