Department of Learning, Technology and Leadership Education

Educational Media Minor

Dr. Michelle Estes, Coordinator
(540) 568-4311

The educational media minor prepares students for employment in education, business, communications, non-profit and consulting fields where the effective design of information, instruction and media are important. Students who minor in educational media will develop psychological and technological skills intended to enhance the major program of study and prepare for the workplace. Students who successfully complete the minor will possess skills appropriate for teaching, training, designing instruction and developing related multimedia. Underlying theories and concepts integrated into the course work include but are not limited to the diffusion of information, learning theory, message design, group dynamics and materials evaluation.

The educational media minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours selected in consultation with an adviser for this program.

Required Courses Credit Hours
GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development 3
LTLE 150. Information in Contemporary Society 3
LTLE 370. Instructional Technology 3
LTLE 372. Visual Literacy 3
LTLE 374. Photography for Learning 1
LTLE 376. Video for Learning 1
LTLE 378. Web Design for Learning 1
LTLE 385. Foundations of Instructional Design 3

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Human Resource Development Minor

Prof. Randy Snow, Coordinator
(540) 568-8842

The human resource development minor prepares students to develop and implement professional development and performance improvement programs and materials. The minor is designed to provide students from a wide variety of content disciplines additional experiences and skill bases to seek employment in public and private sectors in the fields of training and development and performance improvement.

Students who minor in human resource development must complete 18 hours of course work, including LTLE 370.

Requirements Credit Hours
LTLE 240. Introduction to Human Resource Development 3
LTLE 245. Leadership in Organizational Settings 3
LTLE 370. Instructional Technology 3
LTLE 380. Performance And Task Analysis In Human Resource Development 3
LTLE 480. Learning in Adulthood 3
LTLE 485. Development of Materials and Programs 3

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English Language Learning Academy

Dr. Stephanie Wasta, Director
(540) 568-5210

The mission of the English Language Learning Academy (ELLA) is to provide language learning opportunities and support through licensure, minor, clinical and direct service programs. Through outreach efforts to businesses, industries and schools, ELLA offers opportunities for individuals to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to support their development as contributing professionals and citizens of our community.

The English Language Learning Academy offers initial PK-12 licensure program in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) at the bachelor's and post-baccalaureate levels, and operates the ESL Career Development Academy.

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