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Master of Education in Health Professions Education 

Cleveland State University's master's degree in Health Professions Education offers an organized, rigorous, and comprehensive approach to developing skills necessary for the medical and health professions education leader. Since health care continues to grow in size and importance in our economy, so does the demand for well trained and effective health professionals; thus, we must find ways to improve how we organize and prepare health care professionals.  The program is designed for physicians, nurses and other medical, health and clinical educators, and all health sciences professions and is currently offered in partnership with the Lerner College of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.

The focus of this degree is on providing the skills and knowledge necessary to educate adults who are physicians, nurses, and other medical and health educators. This degree provides the needed knowledge and skills essential for educators in the health professions to develop expertise in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of education for medical and health professionals.

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Phone: 216.687.4613
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Admission Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • For all programs that do not lead to a teaching license through the Ohio Department of Education, candidates must have a score at the 50th percentile on the Miller Analogies Test or on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of Graduate Record Examination. However, a student applying for any program except Counseling is exempt from this requirement if:
     
    • The baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75; OR
    • The baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0; OR
    • The student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (including EDB 601  or HPR 601 ) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601  or HPR 601  with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses.
  • To be admitted to a teaching licensure program in the College of Education and Human Services as a graduate student, all candidates must satisfy the following requirements:
    • Test requirement.  Candidates must receive acceptable scores within the past six years on one of the following content knowledge tests, demonstrating performance in approximately the top 50% of the national distribution:
      • ACT: math 20, reading 20, English 20
      • SAT:  math 510, reading 500, writing 490
      • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE):  math 150, reading 156, writing 162
      • GRE:  quantitative 152, verbal 151, writing 3.5
      • Miller Analogies Test: 50th percentile rank for total group
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. 
      • Candidates admitted as a non-degree graduate student must earn a GPA of 3.0 or above after completing 12 graduate credit hours, including EDB 601, and satisfying all other licensure program admissions to be admitted into a licensure program.
    • Proficiency in math and English at the college level.
      • Grade of B- or better in a college level math and college level English class.   (Candidates for the Chinese language teaching licensure are required to satisfy the program's TOEFL admission requirements in lieu of this requirement.)
    • Background check. 
      • All prospective licensure candidates must pay for an initial BCI/FBI check at the time of their initial visit to the Education Student Services Center (except for MUST and international students, who are required to have a BCI/FBI check prior to starting their first field experience).  Throughout their licensure program, candidates are required to pay for and complete additional BCI/FBI fingerprinting checks to ensure that a valid report is always on file with the Office of Field Services as required for field placement. Prospective candidates with criminal records indicating convicted offenses considered by the Ohio Department of Education to be "absolute bars" to licensure will be denied acceptance to the college and any registration permissions for subsequent semesters will be revoked.  Prospective candidates with criminal records indicating convicted offenses eligible for rehabilitation will be referred to the Ohio Department of Education Office of Professional Conduct to determine whether they will be able to obtain a teaching license.
    • Post-baccalaureate and graduate candidates who complete all academic content courses prior to CSU professional course work (e.g. adolescent/young adult or middle grades licensure areas) must take and pass the relevant Ohio Assessments for Educators content knowledge assessment prior to admission.  Candidates who need to take content courses at Cleveland State are allowed to take content knowledge assessments prior to student teaching.

-International students are required to have met at least one of the following English language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based): 78 (including at least 20 in reading, 21 in listening, 17 in writing, and 20 in speaking)
  • TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based): 550
  • IELTS: 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section
  • PTE (Pearson’s Test of English): 50
  • iTEP: 5.0

Admission Deadlines

All applications must be submitted and complete on the following application deadline dates:

  • Domestic Students
    • Rolling
  • International Students
    • Fall Semester - May 15th
    • Spring Semester - October 15th
    • Summer Semester - March 15th

 

Program Requirements

  • EDB 601 - Educational Research
  • ALD 605 - Adult Learning & Development Theories and Practice
  • Health Professional Education Elective (3 credits)
  • ALD 510 - Learner Assessment in Health Professions Education
  • ALD 511 - Educational Technology in Health Professions
  • ALD 545 - Program Evaluation
  • ALD 663 - Planning Programs for Adult Learners
  • ALD 664 - Teaching Methods for Adult Learners

 

  • ALD 588 - Health Professions Education Capstone Portfolio Seminar I
  • ALD 589 - Health Professions Education Capstone Portfolio Seminar II
Did You Know?

Overall employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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Career Outcomes

  • The program is designed for physicians, nurses and other medical, health and clinical educators.
  • This master’s degree program is designed to help you enhance your skills in: adult learning, curriculum design and instruction, learner assessment, program evaluation, and educational scholarship.
  • These are some of the local companies that are hiring CSU grads: Kindred at Home, Cuyahoga Community College, University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, ConsignMed, Maxim Healthcare Services, and Adtalem Global Education.