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CDEL to grant scholarships to Institute for Teaching and Learning

February 02, 2015

By Kimber Solana

Dr. Boyle
The ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure is granting two tuition scholarships to the Academy for Academic Leadership's Institute for Teaching and Learning — as part of a commitment to support dental education and ADA general dentist members interested in academia.

Although individuals may apply at any time during the year, the 2015 deadline is March 6. Scholarships are granted by May 1.

"The council shares the profession's belief that qualified and dedicated dental education faculty are key to maintaining dentistry as a learned profession," said Dr. James M. Boyle III, CDEL chair. "The council's scholarships to the Institute for Teaching and Learning will provide an opportunity for deserving members wishing to acquire the skills of a master educator."

The ITL is a teacher-training program for full- or part-time dental educators and private practitioners interested in an academic career. The ITL program is presented in two-phases totaling six days with distance education modules between phases. The program allows scholars to explore all aspects of academia.   

Additionally, the ITL includes 50 hours of continuing education credit through the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program and the Academy of General Dentistry PACE program.

CDEL will select tuition scholarship recipients based on these criteria:

  • Meeting the eligibility requirements.
  • Accurate application form.
  • Strength of recommendation letters.
  • Strength of personal essay.  

Eligible individuals must be a general dentist, current ADA member, graduate of an accredited dental education program, licensed to practice/teach dentistry in the United States and active in the practice of dentistry.

The scholarship is in the amount of ITL tuition. To access complete information about the program, visit the website. For more information on AAL/ITL, click here.

Applications should be submitted to the director of the Council on Dental Education and Licensure, American Dental Association, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 or by email to Esperanza Gonzalez, CDEL lead project assistant, at