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ITL: Aug. & Oct. 2014
 
 

Master's Degree in Dental Education

 

In partnership with the University of the Pacific and ADEA, AAL presents the only Master’s program created for dental educators by experts in academic dentistry and adult education. Using the ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning as its foundation, the Master’s curriculum is designed to be completed in ONE YEAR and is applicable to academic professionals in dentistry and dental hygiene, as well as private practice professionals transitioning to academia.

  • Develop your expertise in dental education
  • Earn your M.A. in one year
  • Build a foundation in educational research
  • Improve your grant writing and scholarship skills
  • Enhance your academic portfolio
  • Work with expert faculty and colleagues from the U.S. and beyond

Program Highlights

  • Start in January and earn your Master’s degree by December
  • 32 academic credits from the University of the Pacific
  • A Certificate in Dental Education is awarded after completion of the first 6 academic credits
  • The program consists of three onsite sessions totaling 11 days in San Francisco at the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • Convenient online learning supplements onsite curriculum
  • Curriculum focuses on the three crucial elements of academe: teaching, research, and service
  • Non-thesis Master’s program
  • Research projects and all assignments are applicable to dental and dental hygiene education
  • Master’s degree is regionally and nationally accredited

COMPARISONS TO OTHER MASTER'S PROGRAMS

 

  In addition to the low cost in tuition, the MA in Dental Education program is designed to work with the busy schedules of full-time faculty members and dental professionals.

 

Institution

Degree

Credit Hours

Program Structure

Tuition Cost

ADEA/AAL/University of the Pacific

M.A. in Dental Education

32 (complete in 1 year)

Onsite & Online

$26,500

John Hopkins University

M.Ed. in Health Professions

33

Online only

$39,600

Columbia University Teacher’s College

M.A. in Health Education

32

Onsite /Online

$43,008

University of Pennsylvania

M.Ed. in Medical Education

 

Onsite & Online

$60,000

University of Louisville

M.Ed. in Community Health

36

Onsite

$44,892

Penn State University

M.Ed. in Health Education

30

Onsite

$39,060

 

 

"“I highly recommend this program for anyone wishing to go beyond clinical teaching or the teaching of didactic material. It is a great insight into the process of education and where dental education should be going to meet the challenges of the future." Ricky E. Harrell, D.M.D.,
Professor,
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

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