Please note: The MA and Advanced Certificate programs in Business Education and Workplace Learning are no longer accepting applications for graduate study.
The support of learning is a critical function in any organization. As a learning professional, you support your organization by understanding the needs of your particular industry as well as the adult learners who are your clients. You are a team player, coach, mentor, course and curriculum developer, and administrator. You are aware of the need to understand the role of technologies in instruction and administration as well as trends in your communities, your organizations, and in society at large that affect your workplace.
And while many of you have very responsible positions, only a small percentage of corporate learning professionals have had formal education in adult learning and designing and managing organizational training programs. However, you may have years of work experience and degrees in other areas. This program is targeted at you. We believe that by bringing together individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree and have at least one year work experience in the field, there will be an opportunity for high level investigation and discussion of research and workplace learning practices that impact our profession.
The purpose of this program is to provide meaningful learning opportunities for training professionals to study in an integrated curriculum that has immediate applicability to their professional responsibilities.
At the conclusion of the program, graduates should be able to:
- Apply innovative, empirically sound techniques to assess workplace learning needs
- Design and implement workplace learning interventions, both live and mediated
- Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate workplace learning interventions
- Discuss and apply theoretical foundations of adult learning to effective workplace learning interventions
- Identify and evaluate current literature and practices in workplace learning
Post Baccalaureate Curriculum
This certificate program provides a post baccalaureate route consisting of 18 credits that focus solely on the competencies listed in the M.A. Curriculum. It is appropriate for those who are currently in workplace learning leadership roles and wish to enhance their knowledge base of the field and hone their skills.
|Specialization (Required courses; 18 points)|
|HPSE-GE 2088*||Research Approaches and Techniques in Postsecondary Education|
|HPSE-GE 2010*||Informal Learning in the Workplace|
|HPSE-GE 2122||Classroom Learning in the Workplace and Higher Education|
|HPSE-GE 2035||Business Education at the College Level|
|HPSE-GE 2046||Curriculum Development in Organizations and Postsecondary Education|
|HPSE-GE 2020||Colloquium in Workplace Education|
|HPSE-GE 2081||Designing & Managing Organizational Learning Programs|
|HPSE-GE 2086||Evaluation of Learning in Postsecondary Education|
|HPSE-GE 2004||Readings in Business and Workplace Education|
|HPSE-GE 2103||International Business Education|
Post Master's Curriculum
A master's degree and three years of satisfactory professional experience (in some cases experience can be concurrent with program of study). All courses are strictly chosen by advisement.
Specialization (minimum 15 points)
A minimum of 15 points from among Business and Workplace Education courses, including:
- HPSE-GE 2010 Informal Learning in the Workplace
- HPSE-GE 2081 Designing & Managing Organizational Learning Programs
- HPSE-GE 2088 Research Approaches & Techniques in Postsecondary Education
- HPSE-GE 2122 Classroom Learning in the Workplace & Postsecondary Education
- HPSE-GE 2046 Curriculum Development in Organizations & Postsecondary Education
- HPSE-GE 2086 Evaluation of Learning in Postsecondary Education
- HPSE-GE Electives in program area
Broad Professional Area (3-6 points)
Coursework selected from among, but not limited to, educational communications and technology, speech communications, business communications, business management higher education, and/or administration and supervision.
Liberal/Cultural Areas (3-6 points)
Coursework selected from among, but not limited to, educational psychology, educational sociology, philosophy of education, history of education.
Final Integrative Experiences (6 points)
Coursework by advisement; recommended courses include:
- HPSE-GE 2020 Colloquium in Workplace Education
- HPSE-GE 2004 Evaluation of Current Literature in Business and Business Education
TOTAL POINTS: 30