The Teaching and Learning Certificate Program is an effort to assist in the recruitment, motivation, and preparation of clinical educators who can inspire students to advance the profession of pharmacy. Such an effort is now critical with the adoption of the all-Pharm.D. degree requirement; rapid changes in technology and society; a perhaps short-term window of opportunity to create new roles for pharmacy practitioners; and market forces militating against education as a profession. Innovative leadership is necessary to ensure there are sufficient and well-educated pharmacy educators to motivate and prepare students to perform current and emerging roles that pharmacists have assumed within health-care teams. The Teaching and Learning Certificate Program is unique in that it:
Graduates of the Teaching and Learning Certificate Program, 2018 ACCP Global Conference
- Offers live, interactive workshops presented by nationally-known faculty and preceptors.
- Focuses on clinical education in both the didactic and experiential setting.
- Provides a systematic/foundational core of educational principles and practices.
- Incorporates opportunities for self-assessment, peer assessment, and feedback from a mentor.
- Develops an online formative portfolio that enhances and documents each participant's progress during the program.
- Provides a convenient and cost-efficient delivery of program courses by offering them during ACCP's spring and fall meetings on a recurring basis.
- Allows participants to elect additional areas of study tailored to their specific instructional needs.
- Awards a Certificate of Completion and official ACCP recognition once the participant completes the program requirements.
The Teaching and Learning Academy curriculum requires 16.0 hours of core modules, 6.0 hours of focus sessions, and 4 hours of elective programming. The programming consists of the following:
- Required Core Modules (In-Person [Annual Meeting] or Virtual)
- Module 1: Examining Outcomes, Standards, and Professional Competencies (2.0 hours)
- Module 2: Aligning Goals and Objectives with Outcomes, Standards, and Professional Competencies (2.0 hours)
- Module 3: Defining Success in Teaching, Learning, and Development (2.0 hours)
- Module 4: Adjusting for Success in Teaching, Learning, and Development (2.0 hours)
- Module 5: Preparing for the Personal and Professional Journey in Teaching, Learning, and Development (2.0 hours)
- Module 6: Designing the Teaching, Learning, and Development Environment (2.0 hours)
- Module 7: Closing the Loop in Teaching, Learning, and Development (2.0 hours)
- Module 8: Using Scholarship to Network Teaching, Learning, and Development (2.0 hours)
- Live or On-Demand Required Focused Sessions (minimum of 6.0 hours)
- Item Writing (2.0 hours)
- Rubric Development (1.5 hours)
- Best Practices in OSCE Development and Implementation (2.0 hours)
- Teaching and Learning (Consultancy) (1.5 hours)
- Elective Programming (minimum 4 hours)
Teaching and Learning Certificate Program participants must complete required 16.0 hours of required core modules, 6.0 hours of focus sessions, and 4.0 hours of electives. Modules 1-3 must be taken in sequential order, as programming is designed to build upon knowledge gained from the previous module. Focus Sessions and Electives may be completed and anytime throughout the program. Each participant will have 2 years to complete the certificate program from the time of enrollment.
In addition to completing the 16.0 hours of required core modules, 6.0 hours of focus sessions, and 4.0 hours of electives, each participant must assemble a formative portfolio containing teaching philosophy, teaching products, self-assessments, and peer or mentor assessments. Portfolio development will be initiated following completion of the Module 1: Examining Outcomes, Standards, and Professional Competencies required core module. Portfolio assignments must be completed by August 1st of the intended year of graduation. Each of the subsequent modules and focus sessions will help participants further develop future teaching materials for the portfolio.
Participants are required to recruit a mentor, preferably from their own institutions, to provide guidance and feedback for the portfolio. For more information about the certificate requirements, and accessing the portfolio, view the syllabus.
To apply for the Teaching and Learning Certificate Program, apply online or download the program application form. Fees for the ACCP Teaching and Learning Certificate Program have been established with today's institutional budget in mind. A one-time application fee of $399.95 for members and $699.95 for nonmembers (to offset expenses for online portfolio maintenance) will be charged upon enrollment in the program. Your enrollment fee includes access to all programming requirements virtually including the prerequisite modules, modules 1, 2, and 3, and electives. All programming will be delivered live via Zoom and recordings made available to participants in your ACCP Account.
Three-Month Grace Period: Required and elective programming completed three months prior to enrollment, will apply towards the certificate.
Questions? Visit the FAQs page or contact Wendy Staab.