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Diabetes Education and Management
In the 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, medicine and psychology, the program prepares students to:
- help patients live well with their illness
- understand how diabetes develops in different populations
- develop, implement, and evaluate diabetes self-care management programs
- conduct advocacy programs locally and nationally
Master of Science
The Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management requires satisfactory completion of 36 course points and a Master’s Integrative Project. The program may be pursued full-time or part-time, but part-time students are encouraged to take at least 6 credits per semester to ensure timely completion of the program.
Certificate in Advanced Diabetes Topics
The Certificate in Advanced Diabetes Topics requires satisfactory completion of 16 course points. The program may be completed in three to five academic terms. Two courses are offered in the fall, one in the spring, and two in the summer term.
Connect With Diabetes Education and Management
Program Director: Jane K. Dickinson, RN, PhD, CDE
Contact Person: Jane K. DickinsonPhone: (646) 389-6242
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.