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Training and Adult Development Minor

The training and adult development minor focuses on employee/staff training and adult development and examines the training roles and functions within human services organizations. Attention is given to identifying training needs, strategies for meeting those needs, information on adult learning and the overall purpose of employee development and training. Students learn how to develop and design complete training programs and are prepared to work in organizations as trainers, managers or directors.

The training and adult development minor is a 20-credit curriculum option with two main components:

  • Three required four-credit courses intended to acquaint students with theoretical and practical components of adult learning and theory, training design and instruction, and the overall purpose of training and adult development;
  • Two elective four-credit courses are selected from a series of courses; and
  • Students who have not worked in training and adult development are advised to complete a pre-practicum and practicum internship in training and adult development. Students with extensive experience in training and adult development may receive credits through the assessment of prior learning process or take an additional elective course.

Requirements (20 Credits)

Required Core Courses (12 credits)

Elective Courses (4-8 credits from the following)

Students may select at least two courses from this following list as electives: