Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Four Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Task Force working groups drove the creation of science-based products from 2020-2022 to advance important scholarly activity in ASPPH-member schools and programs. ASPPH continues to guide members on evidence-based methods to research, practice, document, and publish on teaching and learning.

Course and Teacher Evaluation
This group reported on the most widely used methods,tools, and promising practices in student course and teacher evaluations, along with recommendations and potential areas for future research and faculty development.
This group published a call to action for evidence-based teaching and takeaways.
Institutional Programs, Practices, and Policies
This group produced a data report on the consumption and production of scholarly teaching and learning, concluding with recommendations for six sets of key public health actors to lead in the change.
Conceptual Framing
This group published an original conceptual framework and offered critical considerations for implementing theory-informed steps to advance SoTL in academic public health along with key takeaways.

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Framing the Future

Equitable, quality education in public health for achieving health equity and well-being for everyone, everywhere.

Professional Development

As education in public health continues to evolve well past the classroom and into professional experience, ASPPH has developed learning institutes to train future public health leaders and offers a series of continuing education programs.

Curricular Resources

Off-the-shelf curricular resources for faculty to use in improving students’ ability to protect population healthcare available in four topic areas:a food-borne disease outbreak, the major US milestones in public health over the last century, ethics and public health, and Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Case-Based Teaching and Learning in Public Health


Case-Based Teaching and Learning in Public Health provides an asynchronous opportunity for faculty, instructors, and trainers to learn the basics of the case-based method for delivering strong student learning outcomes, whether in-person or virtual, and in both graduate and undergraduate settings.




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Navigating A Foodborne Outbreak
Navigating A Foodborne Outbreak

Competency-based case study teaching module for interprofessional education students aiming to improve and protect population health.

Milestones in Public Health
Milestones in Public Health

Eleven modules in three instructional formats for teaching students about the major milestones in public health in the US over the last century.

Ethics and Public Health: Model Curriculum
Ethics and Public Health: Model Curriculum

Nine modules enhancing and encouraging thoughtful, well-informed, and critical discussions of ethical issues in the field of public health.

Public Health Curriculum on Alzheimer's
Public Health Curriculum on Alzheimer's

Curriculum introducing students of public health and related disciplines to the challenge of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Competencies and Learning Outcomes


Schools and programs of public health are increasingly offering more opportunities for undergraduates to attain a foundational education in the field. Many students study public health as undergraduates in order to better prepare for more rigorous and focused graduate studies in the field, as a jumping off point for advanced training in fields such as medicine or public policy or to enter the workforce. ASPPH has developed the following materials to help


The graduate with a master’s-level education in public health from a CEPH-accredited institution is expected to demonstrate a firm grasp of core content as well as, in most cases, expertise in his or her area of specialization. The following resources, developed by ASPPH, are provided as possible benchmarks to consult in creating new programs or improving existing master’s-level curricula in CEPH-accredited institutions.


Faculty and instructors who are planning for outcomes-oriented teaching and learning have access to the following competency-related guides.

Learning Taxonomy Levels Reference Guide
Learning Taxonomy Levels Reference Guide

Aids faculty in selecting action verbs, instructional strategies, and evaluation methods based on student learning outcomes in the cognitive and affective domains.

Competency Modeling in Action
Competency Modeling in Action

This schematic describes the key components of an outcomes-oriented approach to teaching and learning.

Competency-Based Education
Competency-Based Education

Illustrates a taxonomical approach to identify behaviors in three domains: cognitive, psychomotor, and affective.