Education for Healthcare Professionals - Certificate

The Certificate in Education for Healthcare Professionals is a 14 credit hour program for students who want to expand their knowledge of teaching and curriculum development. The Certificate program can be an intermediary step within the EDHP program and can be applied to the Master’s degree. The overarching goals of the Certificate in EDHP are to prepare students to: teach in a variety of settings with an interdisciplinary team; incorporate theory and practice in the development and implementation of education offerings in diverse settings and for diverse populations; integrate collective teaching strategies and delivery systems for today’s new learning environment; and effectively evaluate student performance with the necessary tools and strategies in clinical and/or classroom settings. The learning outcomes for students who complete the Certificate in EDHP require that students will: analyze educational pedagogies for a population of learners; apply best practices of curriculum development and evaluation methods in teaching environments; develop expertise in varied instructional methodologies; incorporate an interdisciplinary perspective into an educator role; and integrate the role of educator into current practice.

Certificate Program Goals and Outcomes

The overarching goals of the Certificate in EDHP are to prepare students to:

  • Teach in a variety of settings with an interdisciplinary team. Incorporate theory and practice in the development and implementation of educational offerings in diverse settings and populations.
  • Integrate collective teaching strategies and delivery systems for today's new learning environment.
  • Effectively evaluate student performance with the necessary tools and strategies in clinical and/or classroom settings.
  • Develop their skills as a new faculty member.

The learning outcomes for students who complete the Certificate in EDHP require that students will:

  • Analyze educational pedagogies for a population of learners.
  • Apply best practices of curriculum development and evaluation methods in teaching environments.
  • Develop expertise in varied instructional methodologies.
  • Incorporate an interdisciplinary perspective into an educator role.
  • Integrate the role of educator into current practice.
EDHP 500Teaching and Learning Theory3
EDHP 501/NURS 501Curriculum Design3
EDHP 502/NURS 502Assessment and Evaluation in Education3
EDHP 503/NURS 503Teaching Strategies3
EDHP 504Teaching Practicum1-2

For other specific program requirements regarding the EDHP certificate please review the EDHP website: http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/edhp.