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  • Curriculum

    We are currently revising our program to be offered as a hybrid degree program with the anticipated starting date of Fall 2015. This will include Fall and Spring on-line courses, as well as two week sessions of face-to-face trainings during two consecutive summers (one week each summer).

    For students looking to enroll sooner, their program is built around needs for becoming an effective school health educator. As mentioned in our introductory page, courses within the School of Health Education program are geared to support the following standards:

    Professional Standards for Health Education Teacher Preparation – these standards align with the Areas of Responsibilities for Entry-Level Health Education and include:

    Area I: Assessing Needs, Assets and Capacity for Health Education
    Area II: Planning Health Education
    Area III: Implementing Health Education
    Area IV: Conducting Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education
    Area V: Administering and Managing Health Education
    Area VI: Serving as a Health Education Resource Person
    Area VII: Communicating and Advocating for Health and Health Education

    Source: National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC), Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), American Association for Health Education (AAHE). (2010a). A competency-based framework for health education specialists - 2010. Whitehall, PA: Author.

    (please link title with Web-address: http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ763584.pdf )

    National Health Education Standards (K-12 Educational Standards) (please link title with web-address: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/sher/standards/ )

    EdTPA – Teacher candidate support assessment program, which aligns with InTASC and NCATE/CAEP Standards (please link title with web-address: http://edtpa.aacte.org/ )

    Specific Health Education topics include: Mental and Emotional Health, Violence Prevention, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Human Sexuality, and Nutrition and Physical Activity. Content for these, as well as other current health topics, are infused into curriculum development courses.

    Please contact the Director for more information.