Track III: Emergency and Disaster Health Systems Education

(Available via Distance Education or On-Campus/Hybrid)

Degree Track Tentatively Planned for Fall 2025 – Currently available as a LAPT Concentration within the Master’s Degree. (Speak to an Advisor for more information)

Download PDF Course Plan here: Track III: EDHS Education Course Requirements

Program Description:

The EDHS Education track prepares the student to be a leader in improving patient outcomes, community health, and caregiver performance through developing education programs and professional development experiences. Students learn how to identify needs, develop solutions, and manage educational programs with a focus on learning and performance technology. Graduates will find opportunities in EMS agencies; colleges and universities; federal, state, and local governments; for-profit educational organizations; hospitals and healthcare facilities as well as public health agencies.

Required Core Courses (9 credits required)
EDHS 630: Issues Analysis and Proposal Writing (3)

Offered Spring Semesters

EDHS 661: Educational Issues in EDHS (3)

Offered Spring – Even Years

EDHS 662: EDHS Educational Program Management (3)

Offered Fall – Even Years


Methods Requirement Courses (15 credits required)

Requires completion of a Learning and Performance Technology (LAPT) Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Certificate (12 credits) and an EDUC/LAPT capstone course (3 credits). Depending on the Certificate program chosen, the capstone course will vary.

For more information please see visit UMBC Learning and Performance Technology (LAPT)

Choose only ONE certificate program:

 

OPTION 1:

Instructional Systems Development Certificate Courses (12 credits)
Capstone Course (Completed after LAPT Certificate) (3 credits)

    • LAPT 771: Research Designs in Learning and Performance (3)

OPTION 2:

eLearning Certificate Courses (12 credits)
Capstone Course (Completed after LAPT Certificate) (3 credits)

  • LAPT 796: Human Performance Technology (3)

Students Choose either the Non-Thesis or Thesis option (6 credits required)

Non-Thesis Option (6 credits required)
EDHS 790: Capstone Research Project (topical) (3)

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

 Elective (3 credits required for non-thesis students)

      • EDHS/LAPT/EDUC Elective (3)

Elective courses are available in a variety of graduate departments in both online and on-campus formats. Students interested in taking such courses should consult with their advisor to choose appropriate coursework to satisfy this requirement.

 

Thesis Option (6 credits required)
EDHS 799: Master’s Thesis Research (6)*

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

*Thesis students have the option to split the course into two semesters, taking three (3) credits each semester in Master’s Thesis Research (recommended)


Total Required Credits: 30

Download PDF Course Plan here: Track III: EDHS Education Course Requirements

For Degree requirements for students enrolled prior to 2022, please contact Graduate Program Coordinator