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Training and Development

The Training and Development sequence develops skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating technical training programs for business, industry, and post-secondary education. Graduates work as technical trainers and managers of training.

All graduate students must complete the core classes, required classes, and electives (depending on their degree option).

Core Classes

All Technology master's students must take these classes.

  • TEC 445 - Statistics in Applied Science and Technology - Spring/Fall
  • TEC 497 - Introduction to Research Methodology - Spring/Fall

Training & Development Sequence Required Courses

  • TEC 406 - Instructional Program Design - Fall
  • TEC 407 - Instructional Program Development - Spring
  • TEC 408 - Instructional Program Implementation/Evaluation - Spring

To learn more about each course, the prerequisites, and any additional degree requirements, we suggest going to the Graduate Catalog.

Degree Options

Thesis Option

A total of 30 hours is required to complete the degree, including the thesis. After completing the required courses, a student choosing the thesis option will need to complete an additional 9 hours of electives.

Comprehensive Exam Option

A total of 33 hours is required to complete the exam option.  After completing the required courses, a student choosing the comprehensive exam option will need to complete an additional 9 hours of electives, and 9 hours in a concentration of conceptually connected coursework before taking the Comprehensive Examination.

Elective Hours

Elective hours must be from 300 graduate-level or 400-level courses and may include no more than 9 hours combined from TEC 400 Independent Study (6 hours of TEC 400 is the maximum), and TEC 498 Professional Practice.

Grade Point Average

In order to be awarded the diploma the student must have a 3.0 or higher GPA in their program of study.

Time Limitations

All requirements for the graduate degree must be completed within six calendar years beginning with the date the student first registers as a graduate level student.


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