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Diabetes Education and Management

In the Department of Health & Behavior Studies

Diabetes Education & Management

Department of Health & Behavior Studies

Become a Leader in the Diabetes Field With This Advanced Online Degree

It is estimated that one in ten adults around the globe will be living with diabetes by 2030 (IDF World Atlas, 5th edition). Our unique online-only program was created to help current clinical professionals meet the needs of this growing population today.

Through rigorous study of science, education and psychology, the program prepares students to:

  • help patients live well with their diabetes
  • understand how diabetes develops in different populations
  • develop, implement, and evaluate diabetes self-care management programs
  • participate in advocacy efforts locally and nationally

Degree Programs

Connect With Diabetes Education and Management

Contact Us

Program Director: Jane K. Dickinson, RN, PhD, CDE

Box: 137

Contact Person: Jane K. Dickinson

Phone: (646) 389-6242   

Email: dickinson@tc.columbia.edu

Choose the Master’s or Certificate Program

Clinicians and care managers can choose between a 36-credit Master of Science and a 16-credit Certificate program. Both programs are online-only and asynchronous – there are no in person requirements or scheduled class times.

Those wishing to earn a master’s degree can consider the Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management, which can be taken full, or part time.

Click here to learn more about the master's program

The Certificate in Advanced Diabetes Topics is geared towards professionals already holding a master’s degree or higher.

Click here to learn more about the certificate program

Our Students Say...

Brooke Kneteman ‘13

The strength of the program includes fantastic mentors, student advisors and course facilitators. Their passion and expertise are inspirational.

Chris Anderson ‘15

I chose the DEDM program at Teachers College because TC offered the only program with asynchronous, online courses as well as opportunity to interface with diabetes educators from multiple disciplines.

Karen Shidler '13

The online format, although foreign to me initially, has been wonderful because of the flexibility to work about career and family obligations.

Kathleen Graham '14

The program at Teachers College gave me the foundation to expand my role within my agency, and then achieve a new position at a different agency.

Rena Goldhahn '15

The courses I have taken at Teachers College are helping me to become the best Diabetes Educator I could ever be and I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the first class.

PJ Pugh '14

The courses offered in this program cover a broad range of topics designed to gain competencies in the field of diabetes education and promote understanding of the complex nature of diabetes and support those living with diabetes.

Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali '14

Diabetes is a global epidemic and the DEDM program is way ahead of the curve in terms of producing knowledgeable and skillful practitioners of diabetes education across several clinical disciplines.

John McDonald '15

It is inspiring to participate in classes directed by professors with exceptional academic qualifications and with a commitment to challenge and motivate my achievement. They are excited to teach and show a genuine interest in their students.

Juliet Jordan Joseph '15

The rich discussions among classmates and the thought provoking questions and assignments from instructors have enhanced my learning and have provided me with the necessary tools to improve my practice.

Kelly Cuffe '15

What initially drew me toward this program is that it was specific to diabetes management. I have a passion for diabetes and helping those with diabetes succeed at self-management.

Lisa Shapiro '16

The professors are expert in their field; extremely knowledgeable and incredibly accessible. The courses are thorough and give one a strong foundation in diabetes education.

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