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University Hall 271
Certificate in Adult Education & Human Resource Development
The program of study has been designed to enhance communication skills in the dissemination of knowledge about one’s area of expertise. Individuals completing the program will accomplish the following objectives:
- Lead the student to a deeper, comprehensive understanding of the adult learner through a plan of study which builds upon prior professional preparation and experience.
- Require interpretation of adult behavior through exploration theories and research findings related to the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and moral development of the adult learner.
- Require investigation of historical and philosophical factors which influence curriculum and pedagogy/andragogy for the adult learner.
- Require implementation of appropriate instructional strategies designed according to learner variables and academic discipline.
- Offer advanced study in human resource development, literacy education or technology-based learning.
Program of Study
|Students are required to complete four advisor-approved courses from the following (all courses are 3 credit hours):||12 credits|
|ADED 7100||History and Theory of Adult Education and Literacy|
|ADED 7110||Psychology of the Adult Learner|
|ADED 7120||Program Planning and Evaluation|
|ADED 7160||Community Development and Personal Leadership|
|ADED 7170||Grant Writing in Adult Learning|
|ADED 7180||Culutural Diversity and Community Development|
|ADED 7500||Workplace Application|
|FOUN 7060||Educational Research|
Human Resource Development
|HRDV 7400||Human Resource Development Theory/Practice|
|HRDV 7410||Organizational Theory and Practice|
|HRDV 7420||Management and Leadership Behavior|
|HRDV 7430||Structure of the Human Resource Framework|
|TOTAL CREDITS||12 credits|
- ADED 7100 HISTORY AND THEORY OF ADULT EDUCATION AND LITERACY
- Introduction to the fundamental nature, function and scope of adult education, including an overview of the historical, sociological and political forces affecting the field. Program providers, relations with parent organizations, societal influences and awareness of resources will be examined.
- ADED 7110 PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ADULT LEARNER
- Exploration of adults as learners. Emphasis on conditions that affect the adult learner: brain research, adult development, ability, potential, motivation, self-perception, role-identification status and learning styles.
- ADED 7120 PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION
- A technology enhanced, community-based initiative logic model course that includes a systematic process of situation analysis, with needs assessment, priority setting, program action and evaluation. Pparticipants in this course plan and implement a high quality adult education program.
- ADED 7130 CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN ADULT EDUCATION
- Knowledge of areas of diversity that affect the community.
- ADED 7160 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PERSONAL LEADERSHIP
- Participants will explore group dynamics, team building strategies and leadership techniques, strategies and skills and ways to recognize and develop these in group situations through a servant leadership framework.
- ADED 7170 RESEARCH AND GRANT WRITING IN ADULT LEARNING
- Field-based research in adult learning. Explores needs-based funding sources, including local, state and federal grants.
- ADED7180 CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
- Knowledge of areas of diversity that affect the community. Participants will explore group dynamics, team building strategies and leadership techniques, strategies and skills, and ways to recognize and develop these in group situations through a servant leadership framework.
- ADED7500 WORKPLACE APPLICATION
- Application of adult education theory and practice in an adult education setting.
- FOUN7060 EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
- An orientation to research methods, problems and procedures in quantitative and qualitative studies; criteria for evaluating research; and the elements of research proposals.
Human Resource Development
- HRVD 7400 HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT THEORY/PRACTICE
- Overview of human resource development in organizations. Focus on integration of individual development (training), career development and organizational development. Topics include strategic planning models, needs assessment, program development prototypes, application of workplace learning theories, career development theories and methods and application of organizational learning theories.
- HRVD 7410 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND PRACTICE
- General and specific aspects of organizational culture, with emphasis on innovative strategies for making optimum use of all employees in both private and public organizations. Emphasis on training and learning within the organizational culture, with regard to coaching team building, formal and informal on-the-job learning tactics.
- HRVD 7420 MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR
- Emphasis given to understanding the theoretical foundation upon which management decisions are made; particular emphasis on the process by which leadership skills are learned and implemented. Attention to specific management styles and conceptual tools for understanding effects of chosen leadership behaviors.
- HRDV7430 STRUCTURE OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES FRAMEWORK
- An emphasis on various specialized disciplines within Human Resources. Focus is on, but not limited to, such topics as benefits, compensation, Global Human Resources, Technology, Consulting, Staffing and Classification Management, Diversity, Organizational and Employee Development, Employee Relations, Ethics and Sustainability, Business Leadership, Safety and Security.