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Organizational Learning and Performance

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Organizational Learning and Performance (OL&P) offers courses to prepare students for a bachelor of science degree in Workplace Training and Leadership (formerly Human Resource Training and Development) with options in Corporate Training or Professional-Technical Teacher Education. The baccalaureate program, aligned with State educational standards, provides the learners with opportunities to engage in the processes of inquiring, learning, and applying known competencies within the fields of Human Resource Development and Professional Technical Education.

A course grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade in a Workplace Training and Leadership course (HRD prefix) and/or required course. A course grade of D or lower in any HRD course and/or required course is unacceptable towards graduation and should be repeated.

Bachelor of Science Degree: Workplace Training and Leadership

Credit Requirements
Credit toward the Corporate Training or Professional-Technical Teacher Education option must be earned in two specific areas:

  • 1. General education - University requirements for a B.S. Degree: 36 credits minimum (see the Academic Information section of catalog).
  • 2. Option Core and Electives courswork - See requirements below.

Corporate Training Option

The Corporate Training Option prepares the student to analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate training in business and industry.

Minimum Requirements: Corporate Training Option
General education requirements for a B.S. Degree (minimum) 36 cr
Option Core 30 cr
Electives 54 cr
TOTAL: 120 cr

Required Courses: Corporate Training Option
HRD 4401 Foundations of Professional-Technical Education 3 cr
HRD 4402 Occupational Analysis and Course Construction 3 cr
HRD 4403 Methods of Teaching Professional-Technical Education 3 cr
HRD 4404 Evaluation in Corporate Training and Professional-Technical Education 3 cr
HRD 4407 Instructional Technology in HRD 3 cr
HRD 4409 Professional Readings and Writing 3 cr
HRD 4431 Workforce Leadership 3 cr
HRD 4450 Principles of Adult Education 3 cr
HRD 4457 Facilitating Adult Learning 3 cr
HRD 4465 Practicum in Corporate Training 3 cr

Electives: Corporate Training Option
HRD 2210/3310 Competency-Based Experience up to 24 cr
HRD 3320 Selected Topics 1-3 cr
HRD 4406 Grantwriting in Human Resource Training and Development 3 cr
HRD 4410 Principles of Leadership and Change 3 cr
HRD 4444 Career Guidance and Special Needs in Professional-Technical Education 3 cr
HRD 4461 Directed Studies 1-4 cr

Professional-Technical Teacher Education Option

The Professional-Technical Teacher Education Option prepares learners for instructional responsibilities in professional-technical education, as defined by Idaho's Division of Professional-Technical Education (http://www.pte.idaho.gov/). The program includes content applicable to State of Idaho standards for Professional-Technical educators. It emphasizes teaching career and technical subject areas in secondary and postsecondary institutions.

Technical Specialization Coursework
Students enrolled in the PTE option must possess coursework leading to a technical specialization in at least one occupational area recognized as a specialization offered in a post-secondary professional-technical system.

Minimum Requirements: Professional-Technical Teacher Education Option
General Education requirements for a B.S. Degree (minimum) 36 cr
Option Core 30 cr
Technical specialization (maximum of 18)
and electives 54 cr
TOTAL: 120 cr

Required Courses: Professional-Technical Teacher Education Option
HRD 4401 Foundations of Professional-Technical Education 3 cr
HRD 4402 Occupational Analysis and Course Construction 3 cr
HRD 4403 Methods of Teaching Professional-Technical Education 3 cr
HRD 4404 Evaluation in Human Corporate Training and Professional-Technical Education 3 cr
HRD 4407 Instructional Technology in HRD 3 cr
HRD 4431 Workforce Leadership 3 cr
HRD 4444 Career Guidance and Special Needs in Professional-Technical Education 3 cr
HRD 4457 Facilitating Adult Learning 3 cr
HRD 4464 Instructional Facilities Management 3 cr
HRD 4467 Practicum in Professional-Technical Education 3-8 cr

Electives: Professional-Technical
Teacher Education Option
HRD 2210/3310 Competency-Based Experience up to 24 cr
HRD 3320 Selected Topics 1-3 cr
HRD 4406 Grantwriting in Human Resource Training and Development 3 cr
HRD 4409 Professional Readings and Writing 3 cr
HRD 4410 Principles of Leadership and Change 3 cr
HRD 4450 Principles of Adult Education 3 cr
HRD 4461 Directed Studies 1-4 cr