Certificate in Anatomical Sciences Education

The training I received with the Certificate in Anatomical Sciences Education proved invaluable the first time I taught a university-level course. I was able to quickly develop high-quality lectures, activities, assessments, and other course materials that the students found both informative and engaging.

Andrew Cale | MHA Class of 2018
PhD Student | University of Indiana School of Medicine

Academy of Medical Educators Award
Student Educator Yu Jung Choi
Student Educator Jake Shearer

The Certificate in Anatomical Sciences Education ("Teaching Certificate") within the Master of Science in Modern Human Anatomy curriculum provides students with the pedagogical foundations, mentoring, and practice necessary to become effective educators in the anatomical sciences.  The certificate provides students with a career-specific degree path, access to faculty within the Academy of Medical Educators, mentorship from School of Medicine scholars, and inclusion in an intellectual community of peers. The certificate will build on foundational scientific coursework, explore pedagogical theory, provide opportunities to practice, and culminate in a teaching portfolio. Students will benefit from receiving a documented specialization displayed on their transcripts to leverage for post-graduation job placement.

Courses Required for Certificate

Requirements to Apply:

Those interested in applying for the Certificate in Anatomical Sciences Education must complete the following requirements:

  • Take and pass ANAT 6412 Foundations of Teaching (1) and at least 8 credits out of the following Fall semester courses: ANAT 6205 Imaging and Modeling (4), ANAT 6310 Neuroanatomy (4), ANAT 6321 Human Histology (4).
  • Take and pass ANAT 6111, Human Gross Anatomy, and ANAT 6330,  Human Embryology, in the Spring Semester.  Please Note: decisions of admittance to the teaching certificate are usually made before the Spring Semester courses have been completed. Matriculation into the teaching certificate will be contingent on spring course performance.
  • Complete the online application, which will be sent out by the Directors of the Certificate in Anatomical Sciences Education during the Spring Semester.  Please Note: Multiple factors are considered throughout the application/decision process including the applicant’s: career and professional goals, current academic standing (including GPA & academic probation), progress through the 1st year curriculum (including remediations & expected graduation date), and professionalism (i.e. ability to give & receive constructive feedback, work in a team environment, etc.).

    **Meeting the above requirements does not guarantee admission into the Teaching Certificate**

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