The School of Education offers two post-graduate programs:
- M.S. in Health Professions Pedagogy and Leadership (30 semester hours)
- Advanced Certificate in Pedagogy for Health Professionals (15 semester hours)
These programs are designed to prepare clinicians who provide care to patients with an expanded role as a clinician educator for students, residents, externs and fellows, and to advance in leadership roles in their fields. This foundational knowledge will be applicable to futuristic trends in health professions education and practice. The focus is on advancing teaching, leadership, and research skills applicable to established healthcare educational environments. The executive programs’ flexible structure, which incorporates distance learning, streamlines time to degree for full-time working professionals; the M.S. in particular can be completed in three years.
- A capstone project is incorporated into the program to allow students to apply their new knowledge of educational principles and leadership into the clinical settings in which they work.
- The program combines the expertise and resources of Hofstra University’s School of Education, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, and Northwell Heath to afford students with a comprehensive learning experience.
Goals of the Curriculum
The scope of this program extends beyond the depth and breath of traditional professional development offerings provided in the work environment. This graduate program ensures that those who lead and train health care professionals develop the vision, knowledge and skills to:
- plan and implement innovative educational programs,
- foster continuous quality improvement, and
- develop skills that support effective teaching in a multitude of settings where practice occurs and with diverse adult learners.
- apply best practices to assess and evaluate academic programs.
- lead education initiatives and programs
- disseminate scholarship related to educational research