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Master of Arts in Training and Development

In an era of rapid change, organizations must continuously develop their workforce to enhance their ability to succeed. Professionals in training and development play a key role in an organization’s success by taking a leadership role in the design, delivery, and evaluation of learning interventions. Whether you are currently working in the field or plan to in the future, the M.A. in Training and Development will develop your expertise in adult learning theory, instructional design, training delivery, organization development, evaluation, and e-learning. Classes, which are mapped to Assocaition for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) competencies, are taught by industry leaders who use analytical and creative approaches in a highly energizing, constructivist format. You are assured of receiving relevant curriculum that transfers immediately to the workplace.

Classes are taught by industry leaders, who use analytical and creative approaches in a highly energizing, constructivist format that are mapped to ASTD competencies, so you are assured of receiving relevant curriculum that transfers immediately to the workplace.

Admission

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited institution with an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A written statement of academic and professional goals and a current resume are required.

Requirements

A total of 12 courses (36 credit hours) are required to complete the degree.

In addition to 11 courses, students are required to complete a master's portfolio. The master's portfolio allows students to demonstrate their competency through reflection and assessment of previously completed projects and provides enhanced materials for professional presentation.

Click here to view requirements prior to fall 2014. 

Core Classes (9 Courses)

  • TRDV 400 Introduction to Training and Development
  • TRDV 411 Instructional Methods and Delivery
  • TRDV 422 Adult Learning Theory and Application 
  • TRDV 434 Evaluation Research Methods
  • TRDV 435 Organization Development
  • TRDV 450 Learning Technologies
  • TRDV 451 Instructional Systems Design 1
  • TRDV 470 Instructional Systems Design 2
  • TRDV 499 Master's Portfolio Project

Electives (choose 3)

  • TRDV 420 Career Development in Organizations
  • TRDV 421 Facilitation and Presentation Skills
  • TRDV 423 Team Building & Leadership Skills
  • TRDV 424 Consulting Tools and Techniques
  • TRDV 425 Project Management
  • TRDV 426 Organization Communication
  • TRDV 427 Organization Analysis & Design
  • TRDV 428 Workplace Diversity
  • TRDV 429 Program Planning & Development
  • TRDV 431 Global Training
  • TRDV 432 Organizational Learning Strategies
  • TRDV 433 Managing Organizational Change
  • TRDV 437 Creativity in the Workplace
  • TRDV 438 Blended Learning Solutions
  • TRDV 439 E-Learning Course Authoring-1
  • TRDV 441 Human Performance Improvement
  • TRDV 445 Executive Coaching
  • TRDV 452 Designing and Fac. For Virtual Classroom
  • TRDV 453 E-Learning Course Authoring-2
  • TRDV 455 Facilitation Skills
  • TRDV 501 Online Teaching Theory & Application
  • TRDV 502 Technologies for Teaching Online
  • TRDV 509 Seminar & Practice in Online Teaching

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