Training and Development

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
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The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Training and Development will give you the opportunity to explore the complexities of organizational development as it pertains to education, including theoretical and practical underpinnings, development of an organizational mission and vision, culture and community, and organizational health and wellness. You will also evaluate global training programs in corporate and educational settings, with the goal of developing an understanding of how and why particular training programs are effective or ineffective.

Basis of Admissions

A completed bachelor’s level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university is required. Credit hours from another university or institution cannot be transferred towards a post-baccalaureate certificate program.

Post-baccalaureate certificates transfer into a master’s degree sequence.

Completion Period for Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Northcentral allows 2 years to complete all post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Post-baccalaureate certificate courses in the School of Education are eight weeks in length.

Certificate Courses - 12 credit hours

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Course Description


Organizational Development

In this course, students will explore the theoretical and practical underpinnings of organizational development. Particular emphasis is placed on examining and understanding the intrinsic role of mission, vision, purpose, and core values in the development of an organization. Students examine the essential elements of effective leadership, dynamic culture, and interactive community and their influence in shaping organizational health and wellness.


Adult Learning Theories

During this course, students will examine and develop the skills in identifying, analyzing, and planning for the diversity in adult learning behaviors. Students will identify the strategies for developing critical thinking and reflective practice in adult students. Students will evaluate the principles of adult learning theory and how they can be used in the design of technology-based instruction to make it more effective.


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.


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.

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 NCU School of Education's post-baccalaureate certificate costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $628
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $1,884
  • Program cost: $7,886
  • 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.

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