Clinician to Educator Series Module II: Professional Education & ACOTE®
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SKU: OL5102

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2017

Basic Member Price
Non-Member Price: $54.95

Product Overview

Presented by:

Whitney Henderson, MOT, OTR/L

University of Missouri – Columbia


Earn .15 AOTA CEU (1.88 NBCOT PDU/1.5 contact hour)

Course Series:

This course series is designed for clinicians who are interested in entering higher education as a faculty member, and for those who have recently made this transition and are interested in increasing their knowledge about this exciting area of practice. Courses will take you on a journey through the history of higher education in the United States to the history of OT education and ACOTE (R) .Modules will introduce learning and instructional design theory and finally discuss classroom techniques needed to become a best practice educator.

Module Two: Professional Education and ACOTE(R)

This module will begin with a general overview of professional education.  The need for and purpose of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Model Curriculum will be explored. Each component of the Model Curriculum (mission, vision, philosophy, ability-based outcomes, etc.) will be discussed and illustrated to increase understanding of curriculum development in occupational therapy education. Following a description of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) standards, the module will provide a discussion of how to successfully integrate and assess ACOTE standards in curriculum and course design.   

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to…

·         Identify characteristics of professional education.

·         List types of curricula found in occupational therapy education.

·         Recognize various portions of the AOTA model curriculum.

·         Identify characteristics of ACOTE® processes.

·         Understand the three sections of the ACOTE® standards.


Domain: 3: Professional Issues: Higher Education

Keywords: Education, Higher Education, Faculty, Educator

Audience: OT/OTA

Level: Intermediate