Interprofessional Educator Certificate Program

Designed by the Interprofessional Educators & Practitioners Association with contributions from over 80 faculty from across the OUHSC campus and the School of Social Work, this foundational certificate will provide virtual learning modules and facilitated group discussion and activities on various topics including the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) core competencies. The program will be initially offered to all faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students at any of the University of Oklahoma (OU) campuses who have interest in leading interprofessional teams. The program will be offered through the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs in the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Faculty Development.

Program Focus

This program will focus upon the four IPEC competencies:

  • (1) interprofessional teamwork and team-based practice
  • (2) interprofessional communication practices
  • (3) values and ethics for interprofessional practice
  • (4) roles and responsibilities for collaborative practice  

Program Alignment

Using the IPEC competencies will align with the University of Oklahoma’s mission to advance “a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. OU Norman, OU Tulsa and the OU Health Sciences Center recognize that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission and enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff.”

Project Goals

  • Develop an interprofessional education and facilitation certificate curriculum outline for level I (Foundational) and level II (Mastery)
  • Create an interprofessional learning community to participate and benefit from the certificate training and to shape peer to peer learning opportunities
  • Expand awareness of and engagement with the interprofessional efforts for faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students
  • Increase capacity of faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students to guide learners in interprofessional education activities 

Certificate Goals

In this new certificate program, participants will learn to:

  • Guide teams in interprofessional educational, practice, and scholarly activities including team facilitation and debrief.
  • Create interprofessional educational and/or practice experiences according to published (IPEC competencies) national best practices in line with their program accreditation standards or their licensure rules.