Master of Education in Human Resources and Organizational Development (M.Ed.)
The Human Resource and Organizational Development (HROD) program is designed for working professionals interested in doing human resource development, training and development, and/or organization development in a variety of settings, including business and industry, non-profit organizations, government agencies, educational setting, and communities.
Established by the Board of Regents of the State University System of Georgia in 1996, over 100 people have graduated from the program. The Academy of Human Resource Development named our program Outstanding Academic Program in 2006. This award recognizes programs for a continuous record of excellence demonstrated by the caliber of full-time faculty, progressive/innovative curriculum and courses, publications by faculty and students, placement of graduates, and involvement of the faculty in the service to the organizations and communities.
This program is suitable for part-time and full-time students. Courses in the HROD curriculum are offered both in Athens and Gwinnett. In Gwinnett, classes are offered on a rotation plan that allows part-time students to complete the program of study in two years. Most of the HROD courses in both locations are offered weeknight evenings, with the occasional weekend seminar or workshop. Courses include some that meet in a traditional face-to-face format and others that use distance learning technologies and Web-based instruction.
Program of Study
HROD Required Core (15 semester hours).
|EADU 8190||Human Resource Development||3 semester hours|
|EADU 7020||Adult Learning and Instruction||3 semester hours|
|WFED 7110||Strategic Human Resource and Organizational Development||3 semester hours|
|EADU 8140||Impact of Gender and Race on Learning in the Workplace||3 semester hours|
|EADU 8300||Organizational Development||3 semester hours|
Research Methods Courses (3 semester hours)
|EADU/ERSH 6200||Methods of Research in Education||3 semester hours|
Area of Emphasis: 12 semester hours.
The HROD program requires individuals to develop an area of emphasis within HROD (either Training and Development or Organization Development).
Specialization in Training & Development
|EADU 7030||Program Development|
|EADU 8610||Delivery and Facilitation of Training|
|EADU 8610||On-Line Learning|
|EADU 8610||Career Development|
Specialization in Organization Development
|EADU 8200||Theory & Practice of Educational Change|
|EADU 8610||Leading Individual Change|
|EADU 8610||Leading Group Change|
|WFED 7130||The Art & Practice of Consulting|
Applied Project (3 semester hours)
Admissions: Fall, Spring, Summer
MED HROD Program overview