Certificate Program Mission: This certificate program is designed to prepare professionals who can function as effective trainers in private or public agencies and organizations. Graduates of the certificate will be able to analyze, design, lead, andevaluate learning and performance improvement efforts that contribute to organizational achievement. The certificate aims to employ hands on experiences that allow students to identify and solve organizational problems related to the effective use of human resources.
Certificate Admission Requirements: To be eligible for admission to the certificate program, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School (see “Admission to Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs”). OPD 4840- Training Program Development will be required for students with no training or human resource development backgrounds. This course will be required in first semester if no equivalent course has been taken.
Degree Audit: The graduate plan of study is the EIU Degree Audit, which is generated automatically in the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) at the time of degree or certificate candidacy. Modifications of the standard EIU Degree Audit are submitted by the graduate coordinator to the certification officer in the Graduate School at the time modifications are approved. The Degree Audit serves as an unofficial summary of requirements for the program. Degree and certificate candidates are advised to review the comprehensive summary of the Degree Audit process specified on the “Requirements for All Degree and Certificate Candidates” section of the Graduate Catalog. Individual programs may require candidates to submit plans of study in addition to the Degree Audit, candidates should consult with the program coordinator.
Core Coursework: 12 hours
OPD 4840 - Training Program Development will be required for students with no training or human resource development backgrounds. This course will be required in 1st semester if no equivalent course has been taken.
Electives: 6 credit hours
Required in the first semester if no equivalent
This certificate can be used towards the completion of the Master of Science in Technology within the School of Technology. Additionally similar courses are required to obtain the Work Performance Improvement certificate within the School of Technology.