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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 processes 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).

Required Courses    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
AOD 1096 Introduction to Communication for Educators 3 WI
AOD 1166 Interpersonal Communication through the Life Span 3  
AOD 2115 Conflict Resolution in Education 3  
AOD 2176 Team Process in Education 3  
AOD 2201 Research Methods in Applied Communication 3  
AOD 2214 Conflict and Communication 3  
AOD 2215 Mediation: Principles and Practice 3  
AOD 3304 Organizational Communication 3  
AOD 3316 Negotiation Processes 3  
AOD 3376 Facilitating Group Decision-Making 3  
AOD 4396 Field Research:  Practice in Professional Settings 3 WI
Total     33  

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