by Howard Weiss
The foundation for building a great program begins with having: text books, software, assessments, equipment, trainers, tools and test instruments. However, at the end of the day the most important asset of the program is the instructor.
Jeff Taylor, Certified Master HVACR Educator
The quality of any program is only as good as the instructor chosen to lead it!
HVAC Excellence is pleased to announce that Jeff Taylor of HVACRedu.net has had the title of Certified Master HVACR Educator “CMHE” bestowed upon him.
When a seasoned professional transitions into the world of education, they are expected to have a better understanding of technologies and supporting theory than a technician in the field or the students they will serve. This is not unique to the HVACR industry, as K-12 instructors are required to take educator credentialing exams that validate if they have the knowledge required to teach the competencies of the program. A student should have the confidence in knowing that their instructor is a subject matter expert in the area being covered and has the knowledge and ability to prepare that student for success in that subject area.
To enable HVACR instructors to verify the depth of their knowledge and ability to relate subject matter effectively, HVAC Excellence developed specialized educator credentialing exams called Certified Subject Matter Educator “CSME.” These exams validate an HVACR instructor has mastered the subject matter to teach the competencies in their curriculum. The Capstone exam (CORE) covers technical education methodologies and principles and practices, and attests to an instructor’s pedagogical skills. The exams help instructors identify areas where they need professional development. For in the end, a student’s success is dependent upon the knowledge of the instructor leading their program.
To validate that an instructor has the retained knowledge necessary to teach the competencies of most HVACR programs, HVAC Excellence created the Certified Master HVACR Educator, “CMHE” program. To earn the CMHE title, an instructor needs to successfully pass the following CSME examinations: the Capstone (which covers technical education methodologies, principles, and practices which attest to their pedagogical skills), electrical, air conditioning, light commercial air conditioning, light commercial refrigeration, electric heat and one of the following: gas heat, oil heat or heat pumps.
The CMHE credential is not easy to earn, is a terminal certification and the highest credential that HVAC Excellence can confer upon an HVACR educator.
Jeff Taylor of HVACRedu.net, having the title of Certified Master HVACR Educator bestowed upon him, now joins an elite group of instructors who have earned this prestigious title.
To learn more about the Certified Master HVACR Educator program, visit www.hvacexcellence.org.
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