Teach in College Level Health Professions Programs
The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies offers both a Master of Science in Health Professions Education and a graduate certificate in health professions education. Both programs are geared towards healthcare professionals who have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and wish to teach in college level health professions programs.
The Certificate consists of 13 credits of health professions education courses. Upon completion of the Certificate program, the student will have:
- Developed an individualized teaching portfolio
- Designed and taught a learner-oriented lesson
- Learned how to develop a reliable and valid tool to assess student learning
- Learned preceptor, mentoring and feedback strategies to assess health professions students skills in a clinical setting
- Prepared a curriculum map
- Within the chosen curriculum, developed a course
Threaded throughout the certificate is the requirement to build an individualized Teaching Portfolio. To facilitate construction of an individualized Portfolio, certificate students will be enrolled in a Community Group where they can upload each section of their portfolio. This will allow students to review, refine, and build upon previously designed sections and will serve as a repository as they progress throughout the Certificate.