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Organizational Learning Adv. Cert.

Linda Underhill, Department Chair and Graduate Program Director
(585) 475-7359,

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.


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:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B average or a first class degree from a foreign university),
  • Submit transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work, and
  • Complete a graduate application.

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 on the ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Template.