Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 36, including 12 credits of core courses, 15 credits of AOD electives, 6 credits of non-AOD electives, and a 3-credit capstone course.

Required Courses:

Core Courses
AOD 5401System Dynamics3
AOD 5402Communication and Conflict3
AOD 5403Facilitating Adult Learning3
AOD 5404Organizational Communication3
Select at least five electives in AOD from the following:15
Conflict Resolution in Education
Negotiation Processes
Third-Party Conflict Intervention
Interpersonal Skills Training
Sociocultural Dynamics
Training Design and Delivery
Leadership and Management
Team Development
Group Facilitation and Consultation
Organizational Assessment, Design and Strategy
Current Topics in AOD
Non-AOD electives6
Capstone Course
AOD 9231Proseminar in AOD3
Total Credit Hours36

Culminating Events:
Capstone Course Sequence (AOD 9231 Proseminar in AOD):
The capstone course is a proseminar. In the first part of the seminar, students are assigned to groups that function as consulting teams, working on cases, simulations, and/or general questions provided by the faculty. The second part of the seminar is devoted to having students identify, develop, and complete individual learning projects. The seminar concludes with a session in which AOD faculty provide feedback to students. The evaluation is based both on group and individual performance. The capstone course must be taken in the last term of a student's coursework and after completion of the four required AOD core courses. Students can take only one other elective course while they are enrolled in the capstone course.