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Program Purpose:  To Prepare Creative, Flexible, and Caring Professionals who Lead the Development of People, Performance, and Organizations

Our curriculum is practical and represents cutting-edge practice. The program is designed around real-world competency models from professional associations. We've also woven design and creativity principles throughout our curriculum.

The courses are designed around six broad program goals:

• Investigate Performance Gap
• Develop Change Processes
• Facilitate Change
• Evaluate Outcomes
• Integrate Foundational Knowledge and Skills
• Lead in an Ethical and Socially-Responsible Manner

You will meet each program goal through completing real-world projects in each course.

Schedule of Courses

Year 1, Fall

  • EDUC 230 Leading in Diverse Contexts
  • EDUC 239 Coaching for Organizational Contexts

Year 1, Spring

  • EDUC 274 Action Research
  • EDUC 235 Design Thinking for Organizational Analysis

Year 1, Summer

  • EDUC 237 Organizational Learning
  • EDUC 236 Prototyping for Organizational Improvement

Year 2, Fall

  • EDUC 372 Program and Organization Evaluation
  • EDUC 238 Organizational Change and Consulting

Year 2, Spring

  • EDUC 286 Administration of Human Resources (Talent Management and Development) or EDUC 295M Learning Design
  • EDUC 211 Facilitation of Projects and Initiatives

Year 2, Summer

  • EDUC 296 Integrative Capstone in Innovative Leadership 

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Curriculum Questions? Contact Dr. Rod Githens, or 916.739.7332 

Admissions Process Questions? Contact Katrina Jaggears, or 916.340.6151

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