Beginning in January, a Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Human Resource Development degree program will be offered for the first time at Tusculum College’s Greeneville campus. The program is part of the college’s Graduate and Professional Studies program.
In addition, the program will also be offered at Tusculum College off-site locations in Gray and Morristown. The Gray program is expected to launch in January as well and the Morristown program in March 2011.
Tusculum College offers a graduate program concentration in Human Resource Development to prepare professionals with the practical wisdom they need to be effective in helping organizations, groups and individuals work more effectively. The curriculum addresses the major segments of human resource development by focusing on concepts, models, skills and methods.
Courses are designed so that theoretical foundations are complemented with practice and application that enable students to build skills and competence.
The Human Resource Development concentration is designed to lead students to: assess organizational needs for enhancing performance; apply adult learning theory and the instructional System Design model into practice for organizational learning needs; evaluate learning and the impact of learning; apply principles and practices of human behavior in organizations to help groups work more effectively; develop team behaviors, including team leadership; develop organizational consultant skills; develop effective team communication skills; e.g., facilitation, decision-making, conflict resolution, problem-solving and support organizational development through project management, strategic planning, succession planning, process analysis and improvement, and career planning processes.
Registration for the Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Human Resource Development in Greeneville is December 11, with an official start date of January 8. Class times for this program will be on Saturdays, with classes meeting once a week while taking one course at a time. The hours for class will be 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
For more information or to enroll in the program, contact the Graduate and Professional Studies Enrollment staff at 1-888-488-7285.