Training and Development

 

Master of Education | Training and Development

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: Not required

Designed for professionals who work as trainers in business, industry, education, military, government, and non-profit organizations, this program requires 36 credit hours. No thesis is required.

The Training and Development program at NC State is committed to improving human performance in organizations through graduate study. Tailored to the working adult, the M.Ed. in Training and Development is the only graduate program of its type in North Carolina. The program is structured around a core body of knowledge in adult education and the principles and theories of human performance improvement. The curriculum builds advanced understandings and skills in program design and the applications of learning theory incorporating principles, research, and practice. Please visit the department web site for further information.

Eligibility

Applicants must submit:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae or resume

Cost

This master of education degree requires 36 credits. At 2019-20 tuition rates, the cost of the required graduate courses is $462 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,311 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $16,632 for North Carolina residents and $47,196 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.

Plan of Study

Courses are offered in Fall and Spring semesters, with all required courses offered once per year (EAC 692 is offered in both Fall and Spring). Twelve courses including a capstone course/project are required to earn the degree; students proceed at their own pace. Full-time graduate students enroll in three courses (9 credit hours) per semester; part-time graduate students typically enroll in one or two courses (3 or 6 credit hours) per semester.

Career Prospects

The Master of Education in Training and Development is designed for entering or experienced training professionals who work in internal or external training positions in business, industry, education, military, government, and non-profit institutions. Individuals completing this master’s program will have sufficient professional knowledge and skill for entry or advancement in instructional design and instructional, administrative, or evaluation positions that involve performance-based training.

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If you are interested in earning a graduate certificate, visit our Teaching, Training, and Educational Technology page.

1.Core Courses (27 hours)

EAC 556 - Organization Change in HRD: Theory & Practice

Units: 3

Organization Change in Human Resource Development provides an introduction to the theory and practice of change within the context of adult education programs, other organizations, communities and societies. Graduate standing or PBS status required.

Offered in Spring Only

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

EAC 559 - The Adult Learner

Units: 3

An inquiry into the characteristics and background, learning processes, motivation and participation of adult learners in a variety of educational contexts. Emphasis on adult learning theories, models, principles and their application to educational design and delivery.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1 2019 Summer Term 2 2019 Fall Term

EAC 580 - Designing Instructional Systems in Training and Development

Units: 3

Introduction to instructional design models including needs assessment, systematic training design and development techniques and proactive strategies for evaluating training programs. Instructional design issues of work-based training, learner characteristics and effects of technology on instructional design, implementation and evaluation processes. Graduate standing or PBS status required.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1 2019 Summer Term 2 2019 Fall Term

EAC 581 - Advanced Instructional Design in Training and Development

Units: 3

In-depth analysis of instructional systems design [ISD] theory and practice using professional competency models. Organizational training requirements, development of performance objectives and measures, design of instructional materials, and address of evaluation issues in training programs in business and industry. Research and development of instructional design projects relating to ISD process and model. Graduate standing or PBS status required.

Offered in Spring Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Odd Years

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

EAC 582 - Organization and Operation Of Training and Development Programs

Units: 3

Overview of occupational education practice in business and industrial settings. Presentation of roles common to training and development specialists, including managerial concerns related to organization, operation and financial training and development programs.

Offered in Fall Only

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

EAC 583 - Needs Assessment and Task Analysis in Training and Development

Units: 3

Current needs assessment and task analysis methods and techniques used in business and industrial settings. Development of comprehensive needs assessment plans for diagnosing and documenting human performance deficiencies/improvement opportunities through training programs in business settings. Graduate standing or PBS status required.

Offered in Fall Only

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

EAC 584 - Evaluating Training Transfer and Effectiveness

Units: 3

Philosophy, strategies, and procedures for evaluating effectiveness of training programs. Development of multi-level evaluation plan for use with training program to study outcomes and process of training from perception to organizational impact. Design of evaluation methods and instruments, data collection, analysis, and interpretation for each level of evaluation emphasizing transfer of training. Graduate standing or PBS status required.

Offered in Fall Only

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

EAC 585 - Integrating Technology into Training Program

Units: 3

Appropriate technologies for design and delivery of effective training programs. Performance-based training models for distance and individualized learning through audio, video, computer-based, and multimedia technologies. Planning decisions for selecting/developing appropriate technologies to support specific training outcomes, adult learner characteristics, and organizational training resources. Graduate standing or PBS status required.

Offered in Fall and Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1 2019 Fall Term

EAC 586 - Methods and Techniques Of Training and Development

Units: 3

Methods and techniques common to model occupational education programs in business and industrial settings. Focus on design and evaluation of effective learning programs and instructional methodologies. Graduate standing or PBS status required.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

2. Electives (3 hours)

One elective may be selected in consultation with your advisor.

3. Research Course (3 hours)

EAC 551 - Research in Adult & Higher Education

Units: 3

Introduces master's students studying adult learning and higher education to two major research paradigms in education, quantitative and qualitative research, and to the research literature of disciplines related to the education of adults. Students will learn how to distinguish between research and non-research materials, and how to evaluate quantitative and qualitative research studies on the basis of their research merit.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1 2019 Fall Term

4. Portfolio (3 hours)

EAC 692 - Research Projects In Education

Units: 1 - 3

A project or problem in research in education for graduate students, supervised by members of graduate faculty. Choice of research on basis of individual students' interests and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1 2019 Summer Term 2 2019 Fall Term

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
FallDeadline for Fall Enrollment: July 15
Summer 1Deadline for Summer Enrollment: April 15
Summer 2Deadline for Summer Enrollment: April 15

Dr. Michelle Bartlett

Program Coordinator and Teaching Assistant Professor

College of Education

919.208.1700
mebartle@ncsu.edu