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Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Professions Education

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall

As an oral health professions educator, you have can help shape the future direction of oral health care as a leader and teacher. In this program, you’ll build on your previous bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene or another field to advance your career as an oral health professions educator.

This 9-credit hour program is offered entirely online for practicing dental professionals, including licensed dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants, and provides education methodology courses to enhance preparation for teaching in dental, dental hygiene, or dental assisting education. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to teach courses in a variety of educational settings, such as community colleges, four-year institutions, and vocational/technical schools.

If you have a previous bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene, you may continue your education with our Master of Science in Dental Hygiene. You will be able to use these credits toward the Education track in that program.

  • Graduated with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Achieved a minimum TOEFL score of 79 or a score of 6.5 on the IELTS is required of all candidates for whom English is not the native language
DHY 751 Adult Learning Theory for Oral Health Professions Education 3
DHY 753 Curriculum and Course Design in Oral Health Professions Education 3
DHY 755 Oral Health Professions Education Practicum 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 9
Online tuition is calculated at a cost-per-credit rate based on the program you choose and the number of credits for which you register. Learn more about Online tuition and fees here.

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