The minor is a part of the Department of Learning, Technology and Leadership Education, a program within the College of Education.

The HRD minor is technically oriented and places particular emphasis on the skills necessary to develop and implement professional development materials and programs. This program complements most undergraduate majors--it was designed to provide students from a wide variety of content disciplines the competencies needed to become a trainer; have enhanced career ladder opportunities; interpret and use research; develop conceptual, interpersonal, and technical leadership skills; and work with diverse populations.

Opportunities for HRD minors include development of the following:

  • job-specific skills in instructional delivery.
  • curricular programs and materials.
  • cognitive skills in problem-solving and critical thinking.
  • program administration skills.

The minimum requirement for a minor in human resource development is 18 credit hours.

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