Specialized Learning Opportunities
- Diversity Training (MA)
- Applied Environmental and Communication Studies (MS)
- Cultural Education Advocacy (MA)
- Cultural Heritage and Resources Management (MA,MS)
- Diversity Issues and Global Affairs (MS)
- Diversity Training (MA)
- Engineering Management (MS)
- Information Systems and Graphic Design (MS)
- Media Management (MS)
- Organizational Design Thinking (MS)
- Sustainability (MA,MS)
- Marketing and Public Relations (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate)
- Transportation Engineering and Construction Management (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate)
Diversity Training (MA)
The integrative studies in diversity training graduate program is appropriate for students who are interested in learning how to create training programs that deal with issues of diversity and discrimination. It also is appropriate for those who are interested in resolving social justice controversies within education, business and culture as a whole.
Combination of evening courses and online learning
Why Diversity Training?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by the year 2060, no clear racial or ethnic majority will exist in the United States. Indeed, U.S. population is diversifying rapidly. While globalization is beneficial for many, it brings complications that have implications for policy and practice in both for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. A diversity training graduate degree will provide students with greater insight into multiculturalism, discrimination, and the design of training interventions that maximize the benefits of organizational diversity and inclusion.
Graduates are prepared for entrepreneurial and leadership careers in a wide variety of settings:
- K-12 educators can enhance their career by creating diversity training programs in schools or school districts.
- Higher education personnel can learn best practice for educating faculty members in critical pedagogy and students in issues of equity and social justice
- Business and industry personnel can lead diversity training initiatives within human resources or training departments
- Directors of non-profit organizations can train volunteers and other stakeholders about issues in multiculturalism and its impact on fund-raising and other operations efforts.
Students will take courses in two (2) programs in the Department of Educational Leadership, according to the Master’s in Integrative Studies program requirements:
- 30 credit hours of graduate-level electives which must be split equally between the two (2) programs. Specifically, 15 hours of instructional technology courses and 15 hours of educational psychology, foundations and research (EPFR) courses.
- All students will complete seven (7) credit hours of integrative studies thesis or non-thesis capstone work.
(3) 500 Major Principles of Instruction Technology
(3) 505 Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation
(3) 510 Instructional Systems Design
(3) 530 Managing Instructional Development
(3) 540 Distance Education
Learning, Culture and Society
(3) 451 Gender and Education
(3) 516 Individual and Group Dynamics
(3) 515 Issues in Learning Theory or (3) 514 College Student Learning and Development
(3) 520 Analysis of Educational Issues: Philosophical-Historical Foundations or (3) 563 Selected Topics in Foundations of Education
(3) 521 Analysis of Educational Issues: Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education or (3) 522 Diversity in Higher Education
Integrative Studies Capstone Project
(1) 500 Integrative Studies Proposal Development
(6) 599 Thesis or (6) 593 Non-Thesis Capstone
Jennifer Logue, PhD
Dave S. Knowlton, EdD