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
Electives
Select at least five electives in AOD from the following:15
AOD 5515
Conflict Resolution in Education
AOD 5516
Negotiation Processes
AOD 5518
Third-Party Conflict Intervention
AOD 5522
Interpersonal Skills Training
AOD 5524
Sociocultural Dynamics
AOD 5527
Training Design and Delivery
AOD 5532
Leadership and Management
AOD 5533
Team Development
AOD 5534
Group Facilitation and Consultation
AOD 5535
Organizational Assessment, Design and Strategy
AOD 5540
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.