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The Teach for UCSF Certificate in Education Research creates a path for UCSF educators to learn best practices in conducting education research and collaborating on teams for scholarly projects.  Participants will discover UCSF resources and research groups that can provide further development in education scholarship. This certification consists of 14 required workshops and a writing workshop. Participants demonstrate skills learned by completing assessment exercises during the workshops.

Overall Objectives

Upon completion of the certificate a participant will be able to:

  • Distinguish between types of education scholarship.
  • Conduct a literature search that draws on databases beyond PubMed.
  • Identify and select conceptual frameworks aligned with scholarly topics.
  • Critically appraise education publications.
  • Apply effective writing strategies for education publications.
  • Manage data issues including addressing ethics and privacy issues.
  • Describe qualitative and quantitative research design and various data collection and analytic approaches.
  • Collaborate in teams to organize and advance education research.

Certificate Requirements

Required Workshops

Use the links below to:

  • Revisit learning materials on workshop dashboards
  • Complete missing skills assessments.

Writing Workshops (one is required)

  • How to Communicate your Story
  • Scholarly Writing Intensive Workshop (limited availability)

Available Workshops

Use the list below to find and register for workshops.

Other ways to find workshops:

  • Search in Calendar View using category filters to see workshops beyond 6 months out.
  • Search in Card View to see workshops with available seats

Teach for UCSF Cohort Option NEW!

We are offering to group participants into self-managed cohorts based on Teach for UCSF certificate track and enrollment date. If you are interested, please read more and opt in at this link:

Certificate Teaching Team

Stewards: Patricia O'Sullivan, Arianne Teherani, Christy Boscardin, Bridget O'Brien

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