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Greg Dzuiban
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Curriculum
Master of Education (M.Ed.) 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.  Students are required to complete 33 semester hours with 12 of these hours being in Human Resource Development.
 
Individuals completing this 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 infl uence curriculum and pedagogy/andragogy for the adult learner.
  • Require implementation of appropriate instructional strategies designed according to learner variables and academic discipline.
  • Require advanced study in human resource development.
Adult Education Core (18 credits)
ADED 7100 History and Theory of Adult Education and Literacy 3 credits
ADED 7110 Psychology of the Adult Learner 3 credits
ADED 7120 Program Planning and Evaluation 3 credits
ADED 7170 Grant Writing in Adult Learning 3 credits
ADED7180 Cultural Diversity and Community Development 3 credits
ADED7500 Workplace Application 3 credits
FOUN7060 Educational Research 3 credits

Specialized Content (12 credits)

Human Resource Development

HRDV7400 Human Resource Development Theory/Practice 3 credits
HRDV7410 Organizational Theory and Practice 3 credits
HRDV7420 Management and Leadership Behavior 3 credits
HRDV7430 Structure of the Human Resources Framework 3 credits
TOTAL CREDITS 33 credits


Course Descriptions

ADED7100 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.
ADED7110 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.
ADED7120 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, participants in this course plan and implement a high quality adult education program.
ADED7160 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.
ADED7170 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

HRDV7400 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.
HRDV7410 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.
HRDV7420 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.

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