Specialization Overview

The Specialization in Adult Training and Development is designed for individuals who are employed or desiring employment in settings focused on teaching or training adults. Work environments include corporate training, personnel development and consulting. This specialization is offered on the graduate level only and complements the Master of Arts in Professional Development, the Master of Science in Human Relations and Business and the Master of Science in Human Resource Training and Development.

Hours Required: 12


HRT6550 Adult Learning in the Work Place

The course examines the nature and processes of adult learning, particularly emphasizing learning within organizations. Topics include theories on how adults learn, learning styles, assessing learning, developing thinking skills in adults, and training methodologies.

HRT6565 Development of Training Programs

The course provides the student with methods for analyzing learners’ needs, designing appropriate training programs, and evaluating learning outcomes.

HBD5722 Developing Human Potential

Leaders in the field of human potential estimate that only one percent of humans realize their full potential. This course explores models and approaches designed to develop untapped abilities. Students consider reasons for the failure to achieve maximum human development and experience practices designed to further their own growth.

CAVEAT: No graduate credit will be awarded if HBD4722 has been successfully completed.

HBD5735 Human Resource Inventory

The course presents the techniques, skills, and models for identifying and utilizing the assets of human resources within organizations as well as one’s own personal assets. Students will learn how to use self-assessments and evaluation of skills and life experiences to develop portfolios for documentation.

CAVEAT: No graduate credit will be awarded if HBD4735 has been successfully completed.

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