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Organizational Learning Adv. Cert.

Linda Underhill, Department Chair and Graduate Program Director
(585) 475-7359, lmuism@rit.edu

Program overview

The advanced certificate in organizational learning provides students with an in-depth understanding of how people learn. Courses cover the theories of instructional design, including the use of technology and its impact on curriculum design, and the development of courses for both classroom and online learning. The certificate is appropriate for chief knowledge officers, training directors, personnel new to the teaching field, and those who wish to embark on a career in teaching or training.

Curriculum

Organizational learning, advanced certificate, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
HRDE-710 Foundations in HRD 3
HRDE-720 Theories of Organizational Development 3
HRDE-721 Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management 3
HRDE-723 Group Dynamics and Facilitation Skills 3
HRDE-722 Talent Development 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 15

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in organizational learning, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete a graduate application.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
  • Submit transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 88 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. The English language test score requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions.

Additional information

Gainful employment

Information regarding costs and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and occupational profiles for this program can be viewed at www.rit.edu/emcs/financialaid/gedt/2017-2018/organizational-learning.html.