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2012-2013 General Catalog 
    
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Resource Education, B.S.


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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.

Freshman Year (30 Sem. Hrs.)


120 Total Sem. Hrs.


1Required for Human Resource & Leadership Development and Adult, Extension & International Education concentrations.

2 Required for Human Resource & Leadership Development.

Areas of Concentration


Adult, Extension & International Education


Students must complete the requirements for the human resource education curriculum as shown in the catalog. For the 46 hours of technical courses required in that curriculum, students must complete the following courses:

Choose either

  • A second 12 hour block of approved specialization courses or
  • 12 hours from a list of electives approved by the faculty

Career Development


Note:

The focus in career development is on goals of individuals and organizations and how each effectively meets the needs of the other. Through career planning, management, and development, the individual is given direction and purpose while present and future needs of the organization are also met.

Career development specialists help assess personal competencies and goals; identify, plan, and implement career actions; give counsel concerning the appropriate preparation for a given occupation; and explore career opportunities.

Students complete a block of 46 technical hours based on their specific career goals, and an internship provides practical work experience in an organization.

Human Resource & Leadership Development


Students must complete the requirements for the human resource education curriculum as shown in the catalog. For the 46 hours of technical courses required in that curriculum, students must complete the following courses:

Choose either

  • A second 12-hour block of approved specialization courses or
  • 12 hours from a list of electives approved by the faculty

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