Training and Development
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Training and Development will give you the opportunity to explore the complexities of organizational development as it pertains to education, including theoretical and practical underpinnings, development of an organizational mission and vision, culture and community, and organizational health and wellness. You will also evaluate global training programs in corporate and educational settings, with the goal of developing an understanding of how and why particular training programs are effective or ineffective.
Basis of Admissions
A completed bachelor’s level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university is required. Credit hours from another university or institution cannot be transferred towards a post-baccalaureate certificate program.
Post-baccalaureate certificates transfer into a master’s degree sequence.
Completion Period for Post-Baccalaureate Certificates
Northcentral allows 2 years to complete all post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Post-baccalaureate certificate courses in the School of Education are eight weeks in length.
This Master's level course explores the theoretical and practical underpinnings of organizational development within the realm of education. Particular emphasis is placed on examining and understanding the intrinsic role of mission, vision, purpose, and core values in the development of an organization. Students examine the essential elements of effective leadership, dynamic culture, and interactive community and their influence in shaping organizational health and wellness. An assessment and critique of students' professional settings is at the heart of the course learning. Students evaluate their organizational issues, attempt solutions, and develop personal professional responses. In a broader context, organizational development as a discipline of study offers students ample opportunity to explore their leadership styles, communication and interaction techniques, as well as planning and implementation strategies. It is important that students have a holistic orientation and understanding of organizational development and the importance of their role in the development process. Students as current or future organizational leaders must understand the complexity of organizations in a time of rapid change and development. In this course, students will examine these diverse issues, the effects the issues have on the profession, as well as formulating a personal response to the issues.
Adult Learning Theories
During this course, students will examine and develop the skills in identifying, analyzing, and planning for the diversity in adult learning behaviors. Students will identify the strategies for developing critical thinking and reflective practice in adult students. Students will evaluate the principles of adult learning theory and how they can be used in the design of technology-based instruction to make it more effective.
Introduction to Successful Global Training Techniques
This course explores basic principles of global training and development in corporate and educational settings. Students will explore best practices to uncover links that can be made to increase the value of global training and development in light of leader expectations. Topics will include diversified training approaches, differentiated and accelerated learning concepts and theories, and successful classroom and web strategies that can be utilized successfully in a global context.
Evaluating Training Programs
In today's global training environment of frugal budgets and increasing accountability, stakeholders want to know the bottom line outcomes of training initiatives for the organization. How did a training program enhance the organization's performance and impact the workforce? This course provides graduate students the opportunity to investigate the critical components of successful training by exploring professional training programs and methods of evaluation. This course is designed to facilitate knowledge of fundamental concepts, principles, theories, and techniques of training evaluation. The underlying value of such knowledge for global trainers is the ability to understand how and why particular training programs are effective or ineffective. In this course, students will identify and clarify the training needs of organizations; select appropriate training approaches; and evaluate training outcomes.
At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. We have adopted an all-inclusive tuition model that gives you the cost of your Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Education tuition and fees in one flat program rate*. The only additional cost above your Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program rate is books. Learn more about the NCU’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate costs below:
- Per credit cost: $544
- Per 3 credit course cost: $1,631
- Program cost: $6,524
- Average book cost per course: $110
- Application Fee: $0
- Technology Fee: $0
- Registration Fee: $0
*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.
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- No Physical Residency Requirements
- One-to-One Teaching
- 100% Doctoral Faculty
- Flexibility of Online Learning
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