Jun 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Health Professions Education, MSEd


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Adjunct Associate Professor Fornari, Executive in Residence, 516-463-7522

This 30 s.h. program leads to a Master of Science in Education prepares health professionals to be clinical educators and attain leadership positions in health professions education, as teachers and/or educational administrators. The curriculum will prepare students to manage change within their healthcare institutions, overcome organizational barriers, and effectively lead in line with futuristic trends in health professions education and practice. The program is designed to assure that those who lead and train healthcare professionals have the vision, knowledge, and skills to plan, deliver and improve effective educational programs. This MSEd program will prepare students to develop and apply skills that will support effective teaching and leading in a multitude of settings where clinical practice occurs. The curriculum includes advanced education in the areas of teaching and learning, assessment and program evaluation, leadership and administration, and educational research and scholarship. This program goes beyond the depth and breadth of traditional professional development efforts offered in a work environment.

Students will complete the 30-credit program through a combination of non-sequential core (required) courses and a master’s thesis project that will culminate in a work of scholarship, all of which they can complete in an online format consisting of a combination of intensive online coursework and an annual, on-campus mandatory Residency Week.

Admission Requirements


Admission to the Master of Science in Education (MSEd) program is based on a comprehensive review of multiple criteria, including the following:

  1. A completed application to the program.
  2. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree (minimum of a 3.0 GPA), with preference for an advanced degree.
  3. Proof of licensure or certification as a health professional (e.g., physicians, physician assistants, nurses, therapists, nutritionists, mental health counselors, clinical social workers, chaplains).
  4. Current CV.
  5. An interview with the program director.
  6. A written personal statement of how this program can benefit the applicant’s career as a health professional.

The department understands that any single criterion may not reliably predict a candidate’s potential for success in a graduate program. Consequently, candidates are welcome to apply if they do not meet one of the criteria but feel that other aspects of their experience may compensate.

Program Requirements – Total Semester Hours: 30


Graduation Requirements


  1. Completion of the 30 s.h. course requirements.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in overall graduate course work and no grades below B.
  3. All course work taken in satisfaction of the program requirements must be completed within a five-year period.

Sample Plan of Study


YEAR ONE


Fall


Course Semester Hours
HPE 251   3 s.h.
HPE 252   3 s.h.
Total 6 s.h.

 

January


Course Semester Hours
HPE 250   0 s.h.
Total 0 s.h.

 

Spring


Course Semester Hours
HPE 253   3 s.h.
RES 258   3 s.h.
Total 6 s.h.

 

Summer


Course Semester Hours
HPE 255   3 s.h.
Total 3 s.h.

 

YEAR TWO


Fall


Course Semester Hours
HPE 254   3 s.h.
HADM 206   3 s.h.
HPE 301   3 s.h.
Total 9 s.h.

 

January


Course Semester Hours
HPE 250   0 s.h.
Total 0 s.h.

 

Spring


Course Semester Hours
HADM 209   3 s.h.
HPE 302   3 s.h.
Total 6 s.h.

 

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