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Teaching Scholars Program


The Teaching Scholars Program (TSP) offers health professions faculty the opportunity to participate in an 18 month program designed to enhance knowledge and skills, and develop future leaders in medical/healthcare education with a focus on core components of educational scholarship and curriculum development. The certificate program culminates in the development of an education research project or a curriculum development project and is built upon the overall goal of developing a cadre of highly skilled educational scholars and leaders on the Anschutz Medical Campus. 

The program consists of 3 core elements:

      • Afternoon Seminar Series (occurs throughout the academic year & may meet at least twice a month)
      • Curriculum Development Project and/or Education Scholarship Project
      • Faculty Mentorship and Guidance

Core content is covered in the seminar series and continues throughout the year using a variety of independent learning opportunities to meet the needs and schedules of the TSP participants. The content covers aspects of educational theory, adult learning, and educational methods while focusing on educational scholarship, tools for educational research, curriculum development, program evaluation, career development and educational leadership. All participants attend meetings on Tuesday afternoons and pursue a medical/healthcare education research or curriculum development project. Content is presented by faculty during the monthly sessions and TSP participants receive guidance and mentoring as they develop important skills and leadership through educational scholarship. 

TSP participants are expected to commit .10 (10%) FTE that is used to: attend all scheduled sessions on Tuesday afternoons; to work on their project; to complete assigned readings and activities; and, to meet with their mentor(s) and/or TSP leadership about their project and career goals.

Who Can Apply

Faculty from all Schools/Colleges on the AMC are welcome to apply. Following a competitive application process, approximately 20 participants are accepted into each cohort. Six spots within each cohort are reserved for faculty in the School of Medicine.

Each School/College may submit complete application packets for up to 2 qualified applicants (refer to this page for details of the application process and packet). These applications must include all components described on the website in addition to a letter from their Dean, or supervisor, extending support for the applicant and agreeing to the tuition cost of $2,600.00 per applicant for the faculty member(s) from their School/College. No faculty outside of the SOM will be able to participate without this support from their School/College.

Deadline to Apply
The deadline for applications for the 2014/2015 TSP cohort was Monday March 17, 2014.  Please note all applications will need to include a concept for a curriculum development or education research project as well as a commitment of protected time from the applicant’s department. ​​Please see this page for more details. 

Notification of Acceptance
Applicants to the 2014/2015 TSP cohort will receive an email notice no later than April 8, 2014. Applicants will be required to reply to confirm their acceptance to the program, and agreement to the attendance and project conditions to be successful in TSP.