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Catalog/Bulletin 2022-2023 
Catalog/Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DENT 4160 - Honors in Teaching Program

[1-100 Credits]
The Honors in Teaching Program is an elective program for students who have a definite interest in gaining practical experience in dental education and have a desire to participate in dental education in the future. The students enrolled in this program will have the opportunity to prepare instructional material, tutor and/or provide instruction to dental and dental hygiene or dental laboratory technology students. Depending on their area of interest, students will be given the opportunity to provide instruction in the basic science, preclinical and, in some cases, clinical courses. In order to prepare for their teaching experiences, students will gain knowledge in instructional techniques used by faculty of the School of Dentistry to educate professional students. To enroll in this program, the students must contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, who will work with the student to identify appropriate departments and mentors. Students will be evaluated by the selected mentors and the course director on a ‘pass’ (successful) or ‘fail’ (unsuccessful) basis. Successful completion of 150 clock hours of “teaching” credit is required in order to earn the designation of “Honors in Teaching” on the student’s LSUHSC transcript. Teaching credit will be determined by the course director and the mentor. Teaching credit will be given for course/ lecture/tutoring/program preparation as well as for the time spent delivering the prepared material.