Global Training and Development

Master of Education
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NCU’s master’s degree in Global Training and Development specialization helps to develop skills to identify emerging workforce issues and to resolve those issues through effective training and instruction. Through a combination of theory, research and practical application, you will critically analyze needs and evaluate the influences of how performance improvement and training should be designed from a tactical and strategic standpoint. You will also research methodology based on organizational leadership, human resources, adult education, and organizational change in emerging trends for solution-driven effectiveness. Graduate from this specialization will be prepared for positions in public or private agencies and organizations involved in instructional technology, human resources, organizational development or human performance technology.

Certification and Licensing

The School of Education serves educational leaders by providing online graduate studies in education to reach worldwide populations. The MEd program is designed to reach national and international markets and does not purport to provide licensure or certification in any particular state or country. Certification requirements vary by state. Students are advised to contact their state department of education or local school district for guidance in obtaining certification or licensure, or for approval in fulfilling district level incentive programs.

There are several reasons why an educator would want to pursue a graduate degree in education that does not lead to state licensing or certification.

Reasons may include:

  • "Move up" steps on the salary schedule.
  • Improve skills and professionalism in general or to pursue a ”leadership” position outside the classroom (school-based or district level).
  • Advance as a ”teacher leader” through a graduate degree (already has a bachelor's degree and certification).
  • Meet the needs of increasingly diverse students.
  • Work in a traditional K-12 classroom environment (trainer, educational consultant, etc).

Completion Period for Master's Degrees

Northcentral University allows 5 years to complete all 30 credit hour master's programs. Normal time to complete varies depending upon the rate courses are taken and credits transferred.

See below for specialization courses specific to this program. To learn more, fill out the request information form below or view the course catalog.

Course Code


Course Description


Human Performance and Improvement

In this course, students will examine human performance and improvement. Topics include: performance improvement analysis, needs assessment, models of change, and performance models and interventions.


Introduction to Successful Global Training Techniques

This course explores basic principles of global training and development in corporate and educational settings. Students will explore best practices to uncover links that can be made to increase the value of global training and development in light of leader expectations. Topics will include diversified training approaches, differentiated and accelerated learning concepts and theories, and successful classroom and web strategies that can be utilized successfully in a global context.


The Role of Technology in the Global Training Marketplace

In this course, students will explore the impact of rapidly changing technology and the challenges of integrating these technological tools into the global training marketplace. This course will prepare students to identify strategic reasons to implement web-based training, provide tools for best-practices evaluation, and synthesize diverse elements of technology-driven training.


Introduction to Best Practices for Training and Presenting to International Audiences

In this course, students will investigate best practices for training and presenting to international audiences. There will be opportunities to analyze the role of culture and best practices. In addition, global training skills will be honed through application of practices relative to international training and presentation.


Evaluating Training Programs

In this course, students gain knowledge of fundamental concepts, principles, theories, and techniques of training evaluation. The underlying value of such knowledge for global trainers is the ability to understand how and why particular training programs are effective or ineffective. Students will identify and clarify the training needs of organizations; select appropriate training approaches; and evaluate training outcomes.


Trainer as Consultant in the Global Marketplace

In this course, students will develop an understanding of ways to create value, improve productivity, and deliver change to global organizations. Models of consulting are presented for consideration and topics including management, ethics, tools, and techniques are addressed. Activities will focus on the process of consultation and the various approaches to assisting global organizations as an inside or outside professional.


Innovation and Change

In this course, students will explore various change theories, and best practices for successful implementation in the workplace. Issues of visioning, coalition building, creating and promoting change agenda, and building capacity for change are also examined. Opportunity to investigate one’s personal reaction and response to change is highlighted.


The Art and Science of Adult Education

In this course, students will gain a knowledge base organized around four domains: professional attitudes; historical, social, and philosophical context; adult learning and development; and, organization and administration of adult programs. Topics include: adult learning theory, training and development, motivation, and learning modalities.

At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. If a cost is not included in our Cost Per Course Tuition Rate, we let you know up front. Currently, the only additional cost above your program rate* is books. Learn more about the NCU’s MEd costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $628
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $1,884
  • Program cost: $19,190
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about our students, it’s that they are motivated and ambitious—but they are also busy! At Northcentral University, we’ve designed our education experience to work with you, not against you, so you can achieve your academic goals without sacrificing the quality, flexibility and support you need to be successful.

To learn more, request information or call 1-866-776-0331 to speak with an enrollment advisor today. We offer new courses every Monday of the year so you can get started when it’s best for you.

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