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Health

  • Credits:
    30
  • Degree:
    Master of Education

Program Description

The Master of Education with a Specialization in Health program (formerly M.Ed. School Health, Family & Consumer Sciences) prepares health educators to be proficient in the Puerto Rico Professional Standards for Teachers. Graduates are career-ready, technologically savvy, and culturally competent to advance social justice causes.

This program is for recertification by the Puerto Rico Department of Education as a health educator only.

 

Learning Outcomes

Our graduates are experts in health education content, capable of performing needs assessments, planning and executing study plans, assessing student learning, coordinating health, advocating for health education, and serving as a resource for schools, students and their families, and communities.

Our students graduate with confidence in their ability to teach comprehensive skills-based health education as a component of coordinated school health. They know how to identify student risk factors and help young people to reduce risky behavior and improve their personal health and academic performance. Learning is personalized through independent projects that help to prepare the educator for the profession.

Careers

Graduates can teach in grades preK-12, undergraduate level in Puerto Rico, and as health educators in many settings: local health departments, hospitals and clinics, businesses and industry. They can also teach courses and conduct research at universities.

For more information, please contact Admissions at 1-800-829-4723.

Curriculum

Classroom instruction and coursework are in Spanish.


Action Research
7
Credits
Action Research I: Defining a Problem of Practic
EHE 695 2 credit(s)

This course includes an introduction to school-based action research and the skills required to conduct an effective literature review supportive of the continuous improvement of professional practice specific to teaching and learning skills-based health/SEL education in PK-12 settings. The key assessment consists of a problem statement, rationale, anticipated outcomes of the research, and a research question.

Statistical Decision Techniques for Managers
MMG 525 3 credit(s)
Prerequisite: MMG506 Quantitative Analysis for Managers or equivalent. This course provides students with the knowledge and appropriate use of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques used in management decision making and develops their ability to characterize management problems that can be solved by such techniques. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression and correlation, chi square testing, analysis of variance, and decision theory. spreadsheet and statistical computer programs are used in the class.
Action Research III: Research and Data Analysis
EHE 697 2 credit(s)

Prerequisite EHE 696. In this course, students implement their Action Research project based on the research question developed in Action Research I. Students use qualitative and quantitative pre/post methods to collect data such as interviews, surveys, observations, artifacts, and documents. The key assessment includes the role of the researcher, location of the action research site, description of the participants, data collection procedures, and data analysis.

Program Courses
21
Credits
Principles of Health/Social Emotional Promotion and Public Health Issues
EHE 613 3 credit(s)

The course highlights the collaboration between school health and public health. Acquire the knowledge and health/social-emotional skills to teach children to develop and maintain healthy behaviors, to identify public and community health agencies, access resources, and identify prevention practices youth need to protect themselves, their families, and communities from life-threatening and disabling conditions. Assessments include case studies, discussion questions, and a literature review. The key assessment is an advocacy project.

Planning, Implementing and Administering Curriculum in Health/SEL Programs
EHE 622R 3 credit(s)
Planning, implementing and administering skills-based health/SEL education in health programs provides health educator candidates with the knowledge and skill to design and implement skills-based health/SEL education based on state and national standards. Candidates access and analyze youth risk behavior data, use backwards design, infuse performance indicators, and plan assessment and instruction, including a skills-based unit and lesson plans. Course assessments are aligned with MA PSTs and SMKs. Pre-practicum experience required.
Teaching About Human Sexuality
EHE 632

Learn how human growth and development, social emotional health, and sexual health affect adolescents and their families. Students learn age and developmentally appropriate, medically accurate, culturally relevant, and inclusive pedagogical practices. Assessments include demographic research, class discussions, activities, and a pre-practicum mini-lesson. The key assessment is a skills-based unit.

Promoting Wellness: Building Positive Health/Social Emotional Behavior
EHE 642 3 credit(s)

Promoting wellness weaves together the CDC content areas and risk behaviors, national and state standards, SEL competencies, brain research, and the transfer of effective teaching practices to the classroom. Students examine the components of wellness and design strategies to help K-12 students build positive health behaviors that impact their health and lifelong wellness. Assessments include classwork, wellness policy analysis, a pre-practicum mini-lesson, and a reflection. The key assessment is a school health wellness project.

Preventing Unintentional Injury and Violence
EHE 652 3 credit(s)

Focus on interpersonal and institutional violence prevention for youth by learning how to teach the knowledge and skills necessary to help young people avoid injury at home, in school, and in the community. Assessments include classwork, youth violence research, curriculum evaluation, identification of school and community resources, a pre-practicum mini-lesson, and a reflection. The key assessment is a five-lesson violence prevention unit.

Health/SEL Skills for Risk Reduction and Positive Behavior Change
EHE 682 3 credit(s)

Learn the pedagogical strategies to reduce youth risk behaviors and increase protective factors and social-emotional competencies. Learn strategies to help K-12 students cope with trauma-informed environments and achieve positive behaviors. Assessments include discussion forums, a literature review, an analysis of YRBS data, a reducing risk factors chart, risk behavior presentation, coping with a trauma-informed environment, a community outreach presentation, and a pre-practicum mini-lesson. The key assessment is a skills-based health/SEL unit.

Evaluation of School Health/Social Emotional Programs
EHE 711 3 credit(s)
The evaluation of school health/social emotional programs involves a comprehensive examination of the strengths and needs of a program and a design to address each. This course presents the theory and practice of program evaluation with an emphasis on coordinated school health design, implementation, diagnosis, and action plans. Assessments include class assignments, literature reviews, evaluation theory, key assessment and reflection. The course is aligned with MA PSTs.
Practicum
2
Credits

HEA794  Practicum: HFCS (300 hours: 150 elementary and 150 secondary)

Core Faculty

Senior Instructor

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Admissions

  • Admission Test:

    No standardized graduate school tests required for admission into non-licensure programs.

  • Admissions Office:
    1-800-829-4723
  • Application Form:
  • Application Fee:
    $50 ($100 for international students; $100 for EdD)

Health Requirements for Massachusetts Students

The Massachusetts Health Department and Cambridge College require the following of students in Massachusetts:

Immunizations – All students in Massachusetts are required to get certain immunizations before you can register for your first term. See form

Health Insurance – In Massachusetts, undergraduate students taking nine or more credits/term and graduate students taking six or more credits/term must enroll in the College’s health insurance plan. Students who have insurance with comparable coverage may request a waiver. See information and enroll or waive.

 

School Requirements

See Admissions Requirements for School of Education

International Students 

International students need to provide supplemental documentation:

  • Official demonstration of English language proficiency
  • Supplemental documentation for issuance of I-20
  • International transcripts, evaluated by an accepted evaluation service

Transfer Credit

Graduate program applicants, please complete the transfer credit request form if you wish to have prior course work evaluated for transfer. Learn more.

Undergraduate program applicants, once you are accepted, your official transcripts are evaluated for transfer credit.

 

Tuition

  • Credits:
    30
  • Cost per credit hour:
    $609
  • Application Fee:
    $50 ($100 for international students; $100 for EdD)
  • Health Insurance Fee:
    $3,962 - Required for Massachusetts students only. See waiver details on Tuition & Fees page.

Note: Rates are as of July 2022, and are subject to change without notice. Rates apply to all students, unless otherwise noted.

Financial Aid

Cambridge College offers financial aid to students in our degree programs who are enrolled at least half time. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits each term. Graduate and doctoral students must be enrolled in at least 4 credits each term. Learn more

Grants, Scholarships and Loans

Cambridge College welcomes the opportunity to support your efforts to pay for college.  Federal, state and local resources in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study, including Cambridge College Scholarships, are available to help defray the cost of tuition. Learn more

Getting Your Company to Help

Many companies have tuition assistance programs, designed to help their employees with their professional development. Learn more

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