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Applied Communication for Professional Educators                  

Offered as a program within Adult and Organizational Development (AOD)

Joseph Folger, Coordinator

This degree prepares students who are interested in a career in education and training, but who are not planning to pursue a conventional teacher certification track. Students in this major are provided with critical knowledge and skills in how to construct and facilitate effective learning and change situations in organizational, community, and professional contexts.  Students who complete this degree pursue careers in adult learning, training and development, organizational consulting, mediation and conflict intervention, management, and educational/community leadership.


  • Must complete 33 credit hours in the major.
  • Complete the following course requirements in Adult and Organizational Development (AOD).

Prerequisite Core Course Requirements 

Students must complete the following two courses with a minimum grade of "C" to be admitted to the Applied Communication for Professional Educators major:  

Required Courses        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
AOD W051 Introduction to Communication for Educators 3 WI
AOD 0066 Interpersonal Communication through the Lifespan 3  
Total     6  

Required Courses for the Major    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
AOD 0114 Conflict Resolution in Education 3  
AOD 0176 Team Process in Education 3  
AOD 0201 Research Methods in Communication Sciences 3  
AOD 0214 Conflict and Communication 3  
AOD 0215 Mediation: Principles and Practices 3  
AOD 0315 Negotiation Processes 3  
AOD 0350 Organizational Communication 3  
AOD 0376 Facilitating Group Decision-Making 3  
AOD 0380 Field Research: Conflict Practice in Professional Settings 3  
Total     27  

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
AOD 0117 Nonverbal Communication 3  
AOD 0218 Leadership and Communication 3  
AOD 0396 Internship in Applied Communication:
Adult & Organizational Development
Total     9  

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