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Applied Communication for Professional Educators                  

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

Cynthia Belliveau, Coordinator


This Bachelor of Arts degree program 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.


Bachelor of Arts Requirements

The College of Education does not award Bachelor of Arts degrees to students who have already completed an accredited first Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. degree, regardless of when the degree was completed. 

University Requirements

All students are required to complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.

New freshman students starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.  Information about the GenEd program can be found at: www.temple.edu/bulletin/Academic_Programs/general_education/index.shtm.

New transfer students starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the Core curriculum.  Information about the Core Curriculum can be found at: www.temple.edu/bulletin/Academic_programs/core/generalinfo/core_generalinfo.shtm.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed below and are identified by "WI" in the RCI column.

Program Requirements

  • 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 & Communication 3  
AOD 2215 Mediation: Principles & 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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