Training and Development, MATD

Offered in: Chicago | Roosevelt Online

Developing highly marketable skills through our programs in Training and Development and Organization Development will prepare you to reshape tomorrow’s workforce. Our expert faculty and award-winning curriculum will prepare you for leadership roles in talent development, workplace learning, e-learning, performance improvement, consulting, and organization development.

Our groundbreaking program was the first to map curriculum to the Association for Talent Development (formerly American Society for Training and Development) Competencies, so it's assured that what you learn will transfer seamlessly to your career.

Our faculty and curriculum will guide you in developing a portfolio of projects that will demonstrate your expertise to future employers. As a member of our learning community, you will participate in highly interactive classes, seminars and guest lecture events, where you will learn to solve real-life problems in our field.

Degree program options include:

  • Master of Arts in Training and Development (MATD)
  • Master of Arts in Organization Development (MAOD)

Admission requirements are the same for both degrees and include:

  • 3.0/4.0 GPA
  • Goal statement
  • Resume

In an era of rapid change, organizations must continuously develop their workforce to enhance their ability to succeed. Professionals in training and development play a key role in an organization’s success by taking a leadership role in the design, delivery, and evaluation of learning interventions. Whether you are currently working in the field or plan to in the future, the MA in Training and Development will develop your expertise in adult learning theory, instructional design, training delivery, organization development,assessment and evaluation, and e-learning. Classes are taught by industry leaders who use analytical and creative approaches in a highly energizing, constructiveness format. You are assured of gaining relevant knowledge and skills that transfer immediately to the workplace.

Admission

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited institution and an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A written statement of academic and professional goals along with a current resume is required. For additional information, contact the graduate program in Training and Development.

Requirements

A total of 12 courses (36 credit hours) are required to complete the degree.

After completing all required classes, students are required to complete a professional portfolio. The portfolio allows students to demonstrate their competency through reflection and assessment of previously completed projects and provides enhanced materials for professional presentation.

Core Classes
TRDV 400INTRODUCTION TO TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT3
TRDV 411INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS & DELIVERY3
TRDV 422ADULT LEARNING THEORY AND APPLICATION3
TRDV 434EVALUATION RESEARCH3
TRDV 435ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT3
TRDV 441HUMAN PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT3
TRDV 450LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES3
TRDV 451INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS DESIGN-13
TRDV 470INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS DESIGN-23
TRDV 499PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO3
EITHER OF THE FOLLOWING SERIES OF COURSES:6
E-LEARNING COURSE AUTHORING-1
E-LEARNING COURSE AUTHORING-2
OR
DESIGNING AND FACILITATING FOR THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
ONLINE TEACHING THEORY AND APPLICATION
Total Credit Hours36

A student who has not completed a portfolio or other final project must maintain continued registration during subsequent semesters until completion of the project by registering for the appropriate zero-credit course (course number followed by "Y"). Students who have not maintained continuous registration for thesis or other final project will be required to register for all intervening fall and spring semesters prior to graduation.