Thesis Option
Non-thesis Option
Certificate Option
  • Online master's with a 34 credit hour thesis in education for healthcare professionals
    All courses are web-based. (Only option for Texas A&M Health Science Center dental students and practicing dental hygeneists.)

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    Education Core Courses
    (Must complete all 14 hours)

    EDHP 630 Teaching and Learning Theory 3 credits
    EDHP/NURS 631 Curriculum Design 3 credits
    EDHP/NURS 632 Assessment and Evaluation 3 credits
    EDHP/NURS 633 Teaching Strategies 3 credits
    EDHP 634 Teaching Practicum 1-2 credit(s)
    Students must complete 2 credit hours total.

    Healthcare Professional Interprofessional Core Courses
    (Must complete 9 hours)

    HCPI/NURS 651 Healthcare Quality Improvement & Informatics 3 credits
    HCPI/NURS 652 Scholarship Integration and Application 3 credits
    HCPI 655 Leadership and Health Policy I 3 credits

    Research Courses
    (Must complete 4 hours)

    EDHP 635 Thesis 3 credits
    EDHP 691 Research 1 credit

    Elective Courses
    (Must complete 4 hours)

    EDHP 620 Advanced Innovative Teaching Strategies 3 credits
    EDHP 622* Research Design and Analysis 4 credits
    EDHP 691 Research 1-3 credit(s)
    Students may not apply more than 3 hours to their degree.
    HCPI/NURS 656 Leadership and Health Policy II 3 credits
    HCPI 658 Survey Research 3 credits

    *All dental hygienist and Texas A&M College of Dentistry students are required to take this course.

    Other courses may be applied as elective credit hours with advisory committee approval only.

    Degree Objectives

    For individuals to develop the background and skills necessary to be excellent teachers in their areas of specialty and conduct research to improve and develop innovative educational programs in health professions education. The interprofessional Master of Science degree will provide greater access to faculty and students, as well as clinicians and healthcare professionals, who have an interest in academia. Graduates of the program help satisfy the need for qualified teaching faculty in many health professions including nursing, medicine, pharmacy, dental and dental hygiene schools across the country.

    Degree Goals

    • To provide healthcare organizations with effective and innovative leaders in healthcare who will serve the needs of their global and local communities.
    • To provide health professions education leaders with a broad and rigorous foundation in the theory and practice of education.
    • To provide the field of healthcare professionals with scholars who will advance our understanding and practice of education in the health professions

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    • Create collaborative interprofessional care teams to bring a systems perspective to ethical and critical decision-making achieved through working relationships.
    • Effectively communicate strategies related to culture and health.
    • Develop/enhance teaching skills and utilize principles of education in the role of a health profession educator.
    • Design innovative practices at the system level through advocacy and policy development to solve problems and make decisions in health and healthcare.
    • Use appropriate technologies in the health care environment to communicate, collaborate, conduct research and solve problems.
    • Develop/enhance valid (data-supported) research knowledge and skills.
  • Online Master’s with a 36 Credit Hour Non-Thesis (Project) in Education for Healthcare Professionals
    All courses are web-based.

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    Education Core Courses
    (Must complete all 14 hours)

    EDHP 630 Teaching and Learning Theory 3 credits
    EDHP/NURS 631 Curriculum Design 3 credits
    EDHP/NURS 632 Assessment and Evaluation 3 credits
    EDHP/NURS 633 Teaching Strategies 3 credits
    EDHP 634 Teaching Practicum 1-2 credit(s)
    Students must complete 2 credit hours total.

    Healthcare Professional Interprofessional Core Courses
    (Must complete 9 hours)

    HCPI/NURS 651 Healthcare Quality Improvement & Informatics 3 credits
    HCPI/NURS 652 Scholarship Integration and Application 3 credits
    HCPI 655 Leadership and Health Policy I 3 credits

    Research Course
    (Must complete 3 hours)

    EDHP 636 Project 3 credits

    Elective Courses
    (Must complete 5 hours)

    EDHP 620 Advanced Innovative Teaching Strategies 3 credits
    EDHP 622 Research Design and Analysis 4 credits
    EDHP 685 Directed Studies 1-3 credit(s)
    Students may not apply more than 3 hours to their degree.
    HCPI/NURS 656 Leadership and Health Policy II 3 credits
    HCPI 658 Survey Research 3 credits

    Other courses may be applied as elective credit hours with advisory committee approval only.

    Degree Objectives

    For individuals to develop the background and skills necessary to be excellent teachers in their areas of specialty and conduct research to improve and develop innovative educational programs in health professions education. The interprofessional Master of Science degree will provide greater access to faculty and students, as well as clinicians and healthcare professionals, who have an interest in academia. Graduates of the program help satisfy the need for qualified teaching faculty in many health professions including nursing, medicine, pharmacy, dental and dental hygiene schools across the country.

    Degree Goals

    • To provide healthcare organizations with effective and innovative leaders in healthcare who will serve the needs of their global and local communities.
    • To provide health professions education leaders with a broad and rigorous foundation in the theory and practice of education.
    • To provide the field of healthcare professionals with scholars who will advance our understanding and practice of education in the health professions

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    • Create collaborative interprofessional care teams to bring a systems-perspective to ethical and critical decision-making achieved through working relationships.
    • Effectively communicate strategies related to culture and health.
    • Develop/enhance teaching skills and utilize principles of education in the role of a health profession educator.
    • Design innovative practices at the system-level through advocacy and policy development to solve problems and make decisions in health and healthcare.
    • Use appropriate technologies in the health care environment to communicate, collaborate, conduct research, and solve problems.
    • Develop/enhance valid (data-supported) research knowledge and skills.
  • Online 14 Credit Hour Certificate in Education for Healthcare Professionals
    All courses are web-based.

    Education Core Courses
    (Must complete all 14 hours listed.)

    EDHP 630 Teaching and Learning Theory 3 credits
    EDHP/NURS 631 Curriculum Design 3 credits
    EDHP/NURS 632 Assessment and Evaluation 3 credits
    EDHP/NURS 633 Teaching Strategies 3 credits
    EDHP 634 Teaching Practicum 1-2 credit(s)
    Students must complete 2 credit hours total.

    Certificate Overview

    For students who may wish to expand their knowledge of teaching and curriculum development. The Certificate program is an intermediary step within the EDHP program and can be applied to the Master's degree if the student wishes to pursue the advanced degree in the future.

    Certificate Goals

    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.

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    • 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.