Human Resource Education
Students completing this curriculum are prepared for a wide range of employment options including adult, extension, and continuing education; career development; training and development in business and industry; and human resource development.
The curriculum offers the student an opportunity to select among three paths:
- Adult, Extension & International Education
- Career Development
- Human Resource & Leadership Development
Students following one of the three paths will develop a 46-hour technical core in consultation with a faculty advisor.
Students interested in the study of training and development/human resource development should apply for the human resource and leadership development path. A special program of courses is available to prepare students for training and development careers in business, industry, and government. Students graduating from this program typically pursue careers in training and development, human resource development, training administration and consulting, classroom instruction, management development, career development, and technical training. While sharing some courses with the adult education emphasis, this program emphasizes the application of education methodologies in the workplace and the unique needs of business, industry, and government.
This path includes study in principles of adult education, principles of training and development, instructional design methodologies, training delivery, administration of training programs, educational psychology, and workplace learning. Emphasis is placed on developing training professionals who have a variety of methodologies and skills to be able to respond to the diverse needs of the modern workplace. Students are also expected to develop a content specialization outside the training core as part of their program of study. The path includes sufficient flexibility for students to tailor the program to fit their career objectives. Students interested in this area should contact the school prior to admission.