ADEA/Colgate/AAL IAHE: March-April 2016
ICHE: April, June & Aug. 2016
CAAMP I: Aug. 4-6, 2016
CAAMP II: Aug. 4-5, 2016
ITL: Aug. 11-13, 2016 & Oct. 13-15, 2016
COMPASS: Sept. 1-29, 2016
ExcEL for Women: Oct. 16-18, 2016

Teaching & Learning Programs

AAL provides tuition-based professional development and interprofessional education opportunities for faculty and administrators. Network with colleagues attending from across the U.S. and around the world while you acquire the skills of a master teacher or develop the traits of an inspiring leader.

Programs for Dental Educators

Pathway to Masters Degree in Dental Education
The ITL Pathway Program begins with the ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL), followed by a Dental Educator Certificate and a Masters Degree awarded by AAL and the University of the Pacific.
  • ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning - the premier teacher training program for full- and part-time dental educators, and private practice dentists transitioning to academia, can be taken on its own or as the first step on the path to a M.A. in Education
  • Dental Educator Certificate - can be completed after the ITL Fellowship as a terminal achievement or as step two on the path to a M.A. in Education
  • Master of Arts in Education Degree with a concentration in health professions education, awarded by AAL and the University of the Pacific, can be earned after completing the Dental Educator Certificate

Allied Health Educators

In collaboration with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), with sponsorship provided exclusively by Colgate, the Academy for Academic Leadership conducts the ADEA/Colgate/AAL Institute for Allied Health Educators (ADEA/Colgate/AAL IAHE) to assist faculty in the allied health professions--from occupational therapy to dental hygiene--with the latest best practices in teaching, classroom technology, and professional growth. these interprofessional online education and onsite programs with distance learning components give you flexibility and cost-effective professional development opportunities.


"Through onsite and distance learning, our partnership with AAL has helped ADEA extend quality professional development to all our members." Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H.,
Executive Director, American Dental Education Association

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