Anatomical Sciences Education Online Graduate Certificate
This certificate program is designed for teachers in secondary education, anatomy instructors at community colleges, and others seeking post-baccalaureate education in the
anatomical sciences. The program is offered jointly by College of Medicine and the College of Education. It offers a broad range of courses related to medical human anatomy and higher education, including anatomical knowledge, pedagogical expertise, and assessment skills.
The Anatomical Sciences Education certificate is especially designed for science teachers who teach anatomy at the high school or instructors at the college level. This program consists of 12 credits offered entirely online, 6 anatomy credits and 6 education credits. Upon completion of this program, students will receive a Certificate of Anatomical Sciences Education from the University of Florida.
The College of Medicine and the College of Education- together making an impact for you and your career.
- Teachers in secondary education
- Anatomy instructors at community colleges
- Others seeking post-baccalaureate education in the
Electives – Anatomy Courses (select 1)
GMS 5057: Medical Cell Biology (3 credits)
Electives – Education Courses (select 2)
EDG 6356: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (3 credits)
SCE 5140: Science Curriculum Development (3 credits)
SCE 5765: Data-Driven Science Instruction (3 credits)
EME 5405: Internet in K-12 Instruction (3 credits)
The teaching faculty for this graduate certificate are members of the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, at the University of Florida. The certificate, course and section coordinators are the following:
Yehia Daaka, Ph.D., Haskell Hess Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Certificate Program Director.
William Dunn, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology.
Kyle Rarey, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology.
Tuition is $550.00 per credit hour.
Students will also be expected to pay university fees, such as the Capital Improvement Trust Fund fee and technology fees, which amount to approximately $13 per credit hour. More information can be found at: http://www.fa.ufl.edu/bursar/current-students/
The program does not currently accept Employee Education Program (EEP) students.
This program requires a BA or BS degree and a strong science foundation with at least five full semester courses related to biology, chemistry and/or physics.
In order to be awarded the certificate, students must have earned a minimum grade of C on all coursework with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher.
March 25– Courses open for registration
April 1– Certificate application final deadline- all materials (transcripts, etc) must be received by this date
April 1– Readmission deadline
April 29– Non-degree application deadline
May 13– Classes begin
How long does it take to complete the certificate?
It is up to the student to decide how many courses to take per semester. Most students take one or two courses per semester. One course per semester would take four semesters.
Will my certificate say “online” or be different compared to a traditional on-campus certificate?
The certificate will not say “online” and it will be the same as a certificate earned on-campus.
Is this certificate 100% online? Will I have to come to campus?
All courses are 100% online and students are not required to come to campus.
Can I begin taking courses as a non-degree student, and then be formally admitted and receive a certificate?
Courses taken as a non-degree seeking student cannot be officially transferred into a certificate program. However, these courses can be used to satisfy course requirements.
Can I transfer credits to another university?
If you are currently earning a degree at another institution, it would be at their discretion whether credits could be transferred.
Is the certificate accredited?
All courses and certificates offered by the University of Florida are regionally accredited by SACS. More information is available here: sacs.aa.ufl.edu.
Can I start the certificate in any semester?
Yes, students can start in Fall, Spring or Summer.
How is testing done?
Testing is done via webcam by ProctorU.
I live outside of the United States. Can I take this certificate?