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Oral Health Educator Certificate Program

The Oral Health Education Certificate Program educates dental and dental hygiene educators with the contemporary knowledge and skills needed for effective didactic and clinical teaching.

Program at a Glance

6 months
Length of Program
4 courses
Taken online
Earned upon program completion
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About Our Program

The Oral Health Educator Certificate program provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective educator in the classroom and in the clinic. This program develops essential skills, while guiding learners in the exploration of contemporary educational methods, innovative teaching strategies and student assessment. Early-career and seasoned educators will enhance their understanding of dental education.

The certificate can be completed asynchronously over six months of curriculum, across four courses. Each course is eight weeks long, and courses can be taken individually or in sequence in pursuit of the certificate. 

This program is designed for faculty, lecturers and instructors engaged in dental and dental hygiene education and seeking to develop effective classroom and clinical teaching skills.

Who can apply?

Minimum requirement of bachelor's degree. Application for spring semester is December 2, 2022.

Take the Next Step

Apply to the Oral Health Program

Applications are submitted through the University of Minnesota Graduate School.

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