School of Pharmacy to Offer Teaching Certificate

Updated on June 23, 2013
Melody Hartzler
Melody Hartzler

The Cedarville University School of Pharmacy will soon offer a teaching certificate for area postgraduate pharmacists in residency training. This program is designed to develop practitioners in their clinical teaching as well as their didactic teaching skills.

The school of pharmacy is seeking to engage program participants by providing a well-rounded experience with a focus on the active learning methods currently being employed in the professional curriculum.

“The school of pharmacy utilizes team-based learning and problem-based learning methods, which challenge critical thinking skills and foster the self-directed learning of our students,” said Melody Hartzler, Pharm.D. Hartzler is an assistant professor of pharmacy practice and has been heavily involved in the planning of the certificate program.

Participants will develop their skills by teaching in the pharmacy program under the guidance of a faculty mentor and course coordinator. The program will consist of four to five on-campus teaching seminars, large classroom and small group teaching hours, precepting experiences and the completion of a teaching portfolio.

“This is a great opportunity for the school of pharmacy to collaborate with area health systems and provide them with additional teaching-related resources in order to strengthen residents’ skills,” Hartzler said.

The program will last one year and will be taught by Cedarville’s school of pharmacy faculty. It is slated to begin fall 2013.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,400 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Celebrating 125 years of inspiring greatness, Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at


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