Teaching in Pharmacy


This Teaching In Pharmacy (TIP) Graduate Certificate is an effort to assist in the recruitment, motivation, and preparation of clinical educators who can inspire students to advance the profession of pharmacy. There is a difference between experts in a particular field of study; those who are well versed and able to function in their prospective field versus a teacher of that practiced knowledge. One expertise does not translate into the other field. There is a difference between adaptive experts, whose metacognitive skills allow the transfer of knowledge from one setting to another, and routine experts, whose expertise allows them to function well in standard settings but doesn't serve them well when conditions differ.

This graduate certificate in Teaching in Pharmacy will aid PharmD, M.S. and Ph.D. students and current pharmacists seeking additional skills to advance themselves in teaching their expertise with the ability to adapt their knowledge into teaching materials and applications for students' dissemination. This Graduate Certificate will also provide specific instruction into the specialized field of Adult Education and college teaching.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered on the Tampa campus and fully online.

Admission Requirements

A baccalaureate degree in the sciences or its equivalent from an accredited college; or an advanced degree; or a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and either be currently enrolled in a biomedical sciences degree program for MD, DO, PhD, PharmD (or equivalent) or have extensive clinical experience.

Application Process

Access the application here. In addition, to the application forms please submit:

  1. Departmental Approval Form (Please print, sign, and submit this form with all other documents to our office).
  2. Official transcripts
  3. A resume


Student entering this graduate certificate program without an advanced degree in Pharmacy, Nursing or Medicine must meet the prerequisite courses for the College of Pharmacy's PharmD program. PharmD students would have had to complete at least the first year of course work to enter this certificate program.


A total of 15 total credit hours are required for the entire certificate program.

Required Courses 

  • ADE 6385 The Adult Learner (3)
  • PHA 6797 Scientific Writing and Communication (1)
  • ADE 6161 Curriculum Construction in Adult Education (3)
  • PHA 6708 Teaching Pharmacy (3)

Elective Courses

Choose from 3-5 credit hours (depending on elective(s) chosen).

  • PHA 6132 Pharmacogenomics – Current and Future Prospects (3)
  • PHA 6198 Effective Continuing Education for Professionals (4)
  • PHA 6277 Ethics in Pharmaceutical Practice and Research (1)
  • GMS 6183 Clinical Research Methods (3)

Time Limit

Students have 2 years to complete the certificate.

Credit Toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized Tests

GRE and PCAT scores can be used to demonstrate qualitative and quantitative skills and admission to this certificate program; However, they are NOT required for admission to this Graduate Certificate Program.


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