Curriculum: Master of Science in Training and Development (MSTD)

As an Master of Science in Training and Development student, you will learn to:

  • Conduct and implement needs assessment for on-target instructional design
  • Design and measure adult learner performance outcomes
  • Determine program effectiveness to meet strategic goals
  • Select appropriate strategies to increase learner motivation
  • Practice effective communication for collaboration, negotiation and conflict management
  • Incorporate learning technologies and e-learning into your workplace
  • Understand ethical issues affecting continuing education and training
  • Choose a concentration in e-learning, human resource management, health administration, business administration, or management in training and development

The University of St. Francis has become a national leader in providing educational opportunities to working professionals by addressing the skills needed for success.

There are a total of 36 semester hours required for the program.

 
The Core Courses (24 semester hours required) of the program are:

TDEV 602 Foundations of Continuing Education and Training (3)
TDEV 612 Adult Learning and Development (3)
TDEV 622 Needs Analysis, Instructional Design & Assessment (3)
TDEV 632 Program Development (3)
TDEV 642 E-Learning: Evolving Theory and Practice (3)
TDEV 662 Interpersonal and Group Communications (3)
TDEV 682 Applied Research and Evaluation (3)
TDEV 690 Comprehensive Project (3)

Students must pick one of the following concentrations:

Business Administration concentration (12 semester hours)*
MBAD 625 Project Management (4)
MBAD 641 Human Resource Management (4)
MBAD 651 Management and Organizational Behavior (4)
*Students must meet the survey of Management prerequisite (see MBA requirements).

E-Learning Concentration (12 semester hours)
TDEV 672 Management of E-Learning (3)
TDEV 673 Facilitating E-Learning Instructional Strategies (3)
TDEV 674 Survey of Multimedia (3)
TDEV 675 Development of Multimedia Materials (3)

Health Administration Concentration (12 semester hours)
HSAD 603 Organizational and Human Resource Management (4)

Choose two classes from the following
HSAD 607 Medical Sociology (4)
HSAD 610 Health Economics & Policy (4)
HSAD 637 Health Care Law and Compliance (4)
HSAD 640 Health Services Marketing (4)
HSAD 650 Health Care Ethics and Decision Making (4)
HSAD 681 Research Methods (4)

 

Human Resource Management  (12 semester hours)
MBAD 641 Human Resource Management (3)
MBAD 642 Talent Management: Acquiring, Developing and Retaining Talent (3)
MBAD 643 Total Rewards: Compensation and Benefits (3)
MBAD 644 Employment and Labor Laws (3)

Management of Training & Development (12 semester hours)
TDEV 624 Managing Training & Development (3)
TDEV 634 Marketing of Continuing Education and Training (3)
TDEV 652 Strategic Planning and Budgeting (3)
TDEV 672 Managing E-Learning (3)

Self-Design Concentration (12 semester hours)
Concentration courses are selected with the approval of the Academic Advisor and may include TDEV 692
Internship in Training and Development (1-6).
 

Graduate Certificates

E-Learning Certificate
TDEV 672 Management of E-Learning (3)
TDEV 673 Facilitating E-Learning Instructional Strategies (3)
TDEV 674 Survey of Multimedia (3)
TDEV 675 Development of Multimedia Materials (3)

Management of Training and Development Certificate (12 semester hours)
TDEV 624 Managing Training & Development (3)
TDEV 634 Marketing of Continuing Education and Training (3)
TDEV 652 Strategic Planning and Budgeting (3)
TDEV 672 Managing E-Learning (3)

Training Specialist Certificate (12 semester hours)
TDEV 612 Adult Learning and Development (3)
TDEV 622 Needs Analysis, Instructional Design & Measurement (3)
TDEV 662 Interpersonal and Group Communication (3)
TDEV XXX Select one additional TDEV course (3)

Human Resource Management Certificate
MBAD 642 Talent Management: Acquiring, Developing and Retaining Talent (3)
MBAD 643 Total Rewards: Compensation and Benefits (3)
MBAD 644 Employment and Labor Laws (3)
TDEV 622 Needs Analysis, Instructional Design and Assessment (3)
 

Dual Program Options

MS Health Administration to Training and Development (24 semester hours)
A graduate of the University’s Master of Science in Health Administration program can complete the requirements for Training and Development major. The second major will be posted to the transcript, but a second degree will not be awarded. Twenty-four (24) additional hours are required for the major.

TDEV 612 Adult Learning and Development (4)
TDEV 622 Needs Analysis, Instructional Design & Measurement (4)
TDEV 632 Program Development (4)
TDEV 642 E-Learning: Evolving Theory and Practice (4)
TDEV 662 Interpersonal and Group Communication (4)
TDEV 690 Comprehensive Project (4)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) to Training and Development (24 semester hours)
A graduate of the University’s Master of Business Administration program can complete the requirements for Training and Development major. The second major will be posted to the transcript, but a second degree will not be awarded. Twenty-four (24) additional hours are required for the major.

TDEV 612 Adult Learning and Development (4)
TDEV 622 Needs Analysis, Instructional Design & Measurement (4)
TDEV 632 Program Development (4)
TDEV 642 E-Learning: Evolving Theory and Practice (4)
TDEV 662 Interpersonal and Group Communication (4)
TDEV 690 Comprehensive Project (4)

For more curriculum information:

 
See the University Catalog