Information Contact: Dr. Daniela Truty
The major in the HRD's undergraduate program provides students with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to design and develop performance improvement interventions for organizations, including the design and delivery of adult instruction. People with these skills are now being sought to provide training, education, and peformance development in both public and private sectors.
Competencies that students will gain include: .
1) Knowledge of different organizational settings and their most common change/performance issues
2) Knowledge of the training, educational and development needs of organizations . .
3) Skills in task analysis, program planning, and program design for meeting organizational needs .
4) Ability to to use instructional methods and technology, appropriate for the learning needs of organizations. . ..
5) Knowledge of the variety of interventions available to accomplish change in organizations
6) Sensitivity to the psychological and cultural needs of diverse populations in accomplishing organizational change .
Course Requirements for the HRD Major
Required Courses (36 total hours): .
ELAD-HRD 300 Principles and Practices in Human Resource Development 3 credits .
ELAD-HRD 301 Adult Teaching/Learning Process 3 credits ..
ELAD-HRD 310 Instructional Techniques and Technology 3 credits .
ELAD-HRD 315 Computer Utilization in Human Resource Development 3 credits . .
ELAD-HRD 320 Dynamics of Working with Groups and Individuals 3 credits ..
ELAD-HRD 321 Designing Instruction in Human Resource Development 3 credits ..
ELAD-HRD 325 Communication and Human Resource Development 3 credits ..
ELAD-HRD 329 Internship and Seminar in Human Resource Development 9 credits .. .
---------------------- HRD Electives* 6 credits * ..
* Each student, after consultation with the program coordinator and/or advisor, will select 6 additional credit hours. The selection of
courses will be guided by the student’s career objectives and will focus on competencies relevant to them. Electives may include HRD
courses or relevant courses from other departments. Electives can sometimes be found in a students transfer credits.
Other Requirements .
Admission to the College of Education .
Human Resource Development majors must be fully admitted to the College of Education prior to registering for ELAD-HRD 329 (Internship and Seminar in Human Resource Development).
Additional Area of Concentration of 18-33 credits
Students will complete either a second major or a minor in a related area such as business, communications, criminal justice, computer science, instructional media, psychology, recreation, or social work.
PossibleAdditional Electives .
Students with weaknesses in any area such as communication skills may be required to select electives with the goal of developing these skills.
Internship * .
The internship is a 9 credit hour course (HRD 329) that should be taken during the student's last semester of course work. It is intended to provide HRD majors with a capstone experience that will bridge the gap between course work and professional practice. The internship offers students an opportunity to:
-- apply their accumulated knowledge to a real project that meets a real need within a real organization and .
-- work with a practicing HRD professional at a sponsoring organization..
The internship will require 300 hours of involvement during the semester -- averaging approximately 20 hours a week. .
Registration for this course requires prior authorization. .Authorization requires students to:
1) submit a proposal and have it approved..
2) be admitted to the College of Education..
3) have completed all the required HRD courses. .
* See Undergraduates, HRD Internship for more detailed information. .
Your HRD Advisor’s Role
When you declare a major in the HRD Program, you will be assigned an Advisor. Your Advisor will work with you to map out a plan of study, register for courses, monitor your progress toward graduation and meet any administrative requirements. Students are encouraged to meet with their Advisor at least once a semester. See Forms for Plan of Study form.