Certificate in Innovative Teaching


The Certificate in Innovative Teaching in Healthcare Education is a 12-credit hour, online Certificate program accredited through CHE and SACSCOC. Through online courses focused on innovative teaching methods, teaching with technology, methods of assessment, research, and evaluation, and an applied project, participants will gain conceptual knowledge and skills needed to serve as outstanding teachers and effective leaders in healthcare education.

The Certificate prepares participants to be effective and innovative teachers in the healthcare professions. Graduates will leave the program:

  • Understanding how adults learn and using design thinking to design processes to identify and meet instructional needs of target populations
  • Able to anticipate innovations likely to impact health care delivery and intertwined education programs in the future, including technologies
  • Able to create rich content to increase student engagement
  • With skills to design curriculum, apply data analytics to various stages of learning, conduct assessments, and carry out educational research


Applicants must first meet MUSC minimum admission requirements found in the Medical University of South Carolina Office of Admissions website. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree before applying to this Certificate program. MUSC students are eligible to take coursework from the Certificate curriculum while enrolled in their current degree program. Please contact Melissa Hortman for more information. There are no minimum GPA requirements for applicants.

Application Process

Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation, a curriculum vitae, and a 750 - 1,000-word essay discussing their professional goals related to teaching in healthcare. Once all materials have been received, applications will be reviewed and the applicant will be considered for an interview.

Application Deadlines

Start Term Application Type Available Deadline
Fall 2022 Regular  April 1, 2022  July 31, 2022
 Fall 2023  Regular  April 1, 2023  July 31, 2023