Master of Science in Education, Allied Health Teaching and Leadership - MSEd AHTL

Program Description

Keiser University's Master of Science in Education, Allied Health Teaching and Leadership provides instructors, administrators, program directors, and other personnel an intensive study of theory and practice in the field of healthcare education. The program fosters independent learning and prepares students to contribute through leadership and scholarship to the education profession. Students complete a foundation of courses in such areas as diversity, curriculum design, ethics, evaluation and assessment, decision-making, and instructional technology before focusing on enrollment management, student retention, trends and issues in health care education and management. Graduates are able to demonstrate knowledge and application of theory and to critically analyze and competently solve problems in this area of education based on applied research methods.

Program Objectives

Keiser University's MSEdAHTL program prepares students to contribute to the education profession as leaders. Upon completion of the program, students are able to:

  • Demonstrate theory-based and practical leadership in health care programs.
  • Incorporate critical thinking, scholarly writing, research, and technology in practice.
  • Design and assess curriculum, instruction, and programs incorporating adult learning theory.
  • Direct educational operations including enrollment management, student retention, and educational effectiveness in community and institution programs.
  • Exhibit competency in professional practices including ethics, diversity, legal issues, and communication with all educational stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents and presentations.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited institution

The Master of Science in Education, Allied Health Teaching and Leadership is designed to meet the needs of students with accredited baccalaureate degrees. Students may be instructors, program directors, and managers of higher education healthcare programs as well as community health educators and leaders.

NOTE: Courses in the MSE AHTL program are each eight-weeks in length, and students are scheduled for two courses concurrently if attending full-time.

Program Outline

To receive a Master of Science in Education, Allied Health Teaching and Leadership degree, students must earn 36 graduate semester credit hours. In the final semester of their program, students complete an action research project related to their area of interest. No electives are offered in this program. Thirty of the program hours must be completed through Keiser University. Program requirements are as follows:

Master of Science in Education, Allied Health Teaching and Leadership Major Core Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )

Affirming Diversity

3.0 credit hours

Integrative Instructional Technology

3.0 credit hours

Education Governance, Motivation and Ethical Decision Making

3.0 credit hours

Advanced Curriculum Design

3.0 credit hours

Advanced Educational Assessment and Evaluation

3.0 credit hours

Learning Theories Applied To Classroom Instruction and Management

3.0 credit hours

Personnel Selection and Development

3.0 credit hours

Issues and Trends in Health Care Education Programs

3.0 credit hours

Managing Health Care Programs in Institutions and the Community

3.0 credit hours

Compliance, Accreditation, and Legal Issues

3.0 credit hours

Decision Oriented Educational Research

3.0 credit hours

Action Research Project (Capstone)

3.0 credit hours