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Training and Development, Graduate Credential

Offered in: CHICAGO | ONLINE

Whether you’re currently a training and development professional or plan to enter the field, this flexible curriculum allows you to build your own credential to provide you with the essential knowledge and skills you need to enhance your expertise.

You will begin with an overview of training and development and career opportunities in the field and then focus on skill development in instructional design, delivery, and technological applications. Classes are taught by a dedicated group of full-time professors and industry leaders who use analytical and creative approaches in a highly energizing, constructivist format. Courses are mapped to ASTD competencies to ensure that this highly relevant curriculum transfers immediately to the workplace. Five courses are combined to create this comprehensive program.

Admission

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited institution with an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0on a 4.0 scale. A written statement of academic and professional goals and a current resume are required. For additional information, contact the Graduate Program in Training and Development.

Requirements

Five courses (15 semester hours) are required.

The Credential in Training and Development is ideal for both those who are currently working in the field who would benefit from a formal education and those who plan to enter the field. The program consists of three required courses and two electives.

  TRDV 400 Introduction to Training and Development .....3
  TRDV 411 Instructional Methods and Delivery OR TRDV 451 Instructional Systems Design .....3
  TRDV 450 Learning Technologies .....3
  TRDV 451 Instructional Systems Design OR TRDV 411 Instructional Methods and Delivery .....3
Electives (choose 2)
  TRDV 421 Facilitation & Presentation Skills for Trainers .....3
  TRDV 422 Adult Learning Theory and Application .....3
  TRDV 429 Curriculum Planning & Development .....3
  TRDV 431 Global Training .....3
  TRDV 432 Organizational Learning Strategies .....3
  TRDV 434 Evaluation Research Methods .....3
  TRDV 435 Organizational Development .....3
  TRDV 437 Creativity in the Workplace .....3
  TRDV 438 Blended Learning Solutions .....3
  TRDV 439 E-Learning Course Design .....3
  TRDV 445 Coaching & Mentoring .....3
  TRDV 453 E-Learning Course Authoring .....3
  TRDV 455 Facilitation Skills .....3
  TRDV 501 Online Teaching in Higher Education .....3
  TRDV 502 Technologies for Teaching in Higher Education .....3
  TRDV 509 Seminar & Practice in Online Teaching in Higher Education .....3