Master of Education in Training and Development
The Master of Education in Training and Development at Penn State Harrisburg is designed to be a blended educational experience especially geared to working adults. We aim to develop students into scholar-practitioners who are flexible and fluid in a range of professional roles. They develop skills, abilities, and habits of thinking that sustain them in the face of rapid changes in the field, as they endeavor to assess and improve learning, performance, and change at individual, group, and organizational levels. The program curriculum integrates three fundamental and overlapping areas of the field with required core courses and a range of electives. This allows students an opportunity to customize their particular focus in the program depending on their professional goals. These areas are:
- Training – Instructional design, development, delivery, and evaluation of learning interventions that address learning needs of individuals in the context of the performance needs of the organization.
- Human Resource Development – Linking and aligning a range of integrated learning and performance improvement approaches (including but not limited to training) to the strategy of the organization at large.
- Organizational Development – Fostering and orchestrating changes within and across the organizational system with an eye toward helping organizations and the individuals who comprise them advance toward their full potential.
- Training and Development Technology – Critical to the success in each of the three areas is a range of technologies that support and drive interventions and strategies focused on learning and change. Our focus is on helping students develop critical thinking skills with respect to the role that contemporary technologies play as they rapidly evolve.
Degree Conferred: M.Ed.
Did you know there is also a Graduate Certificate program in Training and Development?