Health Professions Education - Online and Distance Education

Health Professions Education

 

Courses

Course of Study: Master of Education (M.Ed.)

1. Core Courses (18 credit hours)

EAC 730 - Foundations of Adult, Higher, and Human Res Education

Units: 3

An inquiry into the characteristics and background, learning processes, motivation and participation of adult learners in a variety of educational contexts. Emphasis on adult learning theories, models, principles and their application to educational design and delivery. Doctoral status required.

Offered in Fall Only

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EAC 559 - The Adult Learner

Units: 3

An inquiry into the characteristics and background, learning processes, motivation and participation of adult learners in a variety of educational contexts. Emphasis on adult learning theories, models, principles and their application to educational design and delivery.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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EAC 539 - Teaching in the Online Environment

Units: 3

The course focuses on exploring the issues and considerations in online teaching and introduce students to some of the tools involved in the process. Students will develop strategies for teaching online and for managing the online classroom.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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EAC 538 - Instructional Strategies In Adult and Higher Education

Units: 3

Forms of instruction appropriate for the teaching of adults. Special emphasis upon methods for maximum involvement of the adult learner. Relevant concepts, theories and principles for selection, utilization and evaluation of instructional strategies with focus on integration of theory into practice. Development of student proficiency in use of applicable teaching techniques for adult and community college education through participation in classroom exercises.

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2021 Fall Term


EAC 560 - Assessment & Evaluation in Adult & Higher Education

Units: 3

Introduces students to assessment and evaluation principles and practices from a range of perspectives. Covers uses and limitations of a broad range of assessment and evaluation approaches in adult education settings, with particular focus on college and university teaching.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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EAC 708 - Continuing Education for the Professions

Units: 3

Theoretical and research literature related to continuing education for the professions. Examination of role of educator in providing and managing continuing professional education.

Offered in Summer

2. Specialization Courses (12 credit hours)

EAC 532 - Health Care Delivery Systems and Environments

Units: 3

Organization of health care delivery system, services and recourses. Focus on major social, economic, political and professional factors contributing to shaping the system and influencing change. Analysis of organizations and environments in regard to demand for health personnel and the implications for health occupations education.

Offered in Summer


EAC 536 - Issues and Trends In Education For the Health Professions

Units: 3

An analysis of educational and social factors influencing change in health professions education. Problems of student selection and program articulation, and implications for health occupations education and health services of recent legislation impacting health care.

Offered in Spring Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Years



Two additional courses totaling 6 credit hours selected with the approval of advisor from the following general content areas: Health Policy, Health Finance, or Health Promotion.

3. Research and Capstone (6 credit hours)

EAC 551 - Research in Adult & Higher Education

Units: 3

Introduces master's students studying adult learning and higher education to two major research paradigms in education, quantitative and qualitative research, and to the research literature of disciplines related to the education of adults. Students will learn how to distinguish between research and non-research materials, and how to evaluate quantitative and qualitative research studies on the basis of their research merit.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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EAC 692 - Research Projects In Education

Units: 1 - 3

A project or problem in research in education for graduate students, supervised by members of graduate faculty. Choice of research on basis of individual students' interests and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1



Total: 36 credit hours