Training & Development Courses

TDEV 320 - Adult Learning
Hours: 3
Adult Learning - Three semester hours This course explores adult learning to promote an expanded understanding of issues and practices in adult education. The course focuses on three core areas of concern in adult education: acknowledgement of learner experience, promotion of autonomy and self-direction, and establishment of teacher-learner relationships in the adult environment.

TDEV 322 - Piaget and Pedagogy
Hours: 3
Piaget and Pedagogy - Three semester hours This course examines the pedagogical ramifications of Piaget’s theories concerning cognitive development. Emphasis is placed on the stages of sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, and formal operational. Students will develop and evaluate instructional methodologies appropriate to each developmental stage.

TDEV 324 - Modern Learning
Hours: 3
Modern Learning - Three semester hours This course provides an introduction to generational issues appropriate to instructional training and design. Topics include a comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of generational learning styles, parallels between the different generations, and a pedagogy/andragogy for the 21st century.

TDEV 370 - Sup Wrk Exper Indus & Bus
Hours: 3
Supervised Work Experience in Industry and Business. Three semester hours. Full-time occupational experience at an approved work situation under supervision of a university faculty member. Designed to meet work experience requirements for teacher certification, to provide opportunities to develop competence in an occupational area, and to acquaint students with standards and procedures used in the industry and business. May be repeated to a maximum accumulation of eight courses or 32 hours.

TDEV 389 - Independent Study
Hours: 3

TDEV 410 - Utilizing Eff Inst Tech
Hours: 3
Utilizing Effective Instructional Techniques. Three semester hours. Career and technology teachers and business/industrial trainers acquire the knowledge and skills for selecting, applying and evaluating basic instructional techniques and learning principles. Students will demonstrate competencies in presentations utilizing various instructional technologies and techniques.

TDEV 411 - Managing the Inst Envirnmt
Hours: 3
Managing the Instructional Environment. Three semester hours. Provides career and technology teachers and business/industrial trainers knowledge and skills for implementing classroom management strategies. Students will conduct learner assessments to develop program performance standards which will be documented through career portfolios. Budgeting procedures, safety practices, legal issues, and instructor liability will be discussed.

TDEV 412 - Systems Management
Hours: 3
Systems Management. Three semester hours. Focuses on modern theories regarding systems management applications in organizations. Special attention will be given to realities of leadership, power, motivation, group dynamics, decision-making, and organizational change. Prerequisite: MGT 305 or departmental approval.

TDEV 420 - Adult Literacy & Interven
Hours: 3
Adult Literacy and Intervention - Three semester hours The purpose of this course is to examine both conceptual and practical knowledge about planning professional programs for adults using both research and practice perspectives. The course introduces models of program planning, management, and evaluation appropriate for a variety of adult learners. The course focuses on developing practitioner skills in assessing needs, negotiating program content and logistics, using technology appropriately, and evaluating program effectiveness in a variety of settings. Students gain practical experience by creating a design, management, and evaluation strategy for an adult learning program

TDEV 422 - Internship in Teaching
Hours: 3
Internship in Teaching. Three semester hours. (Same as ELED 422) Supervised experiences in the secondary school designed for post-baccalaureate students who are seeking initial certification at the graduate level. Students will be supervised by teachers, administrators, and University liaisons. Regular seminar sessions may be held and will focus on concerns related to classroom management practices, curriculum development, and/or instructional strategies.

TDEV 423 - Leadership Applictns Career/Te
Hours: 3
Leadership Applications for Career and Technology. Three semester hours. Furnishes career and technology teachers and business/industrial trainers with basic theories and strategies for developing effective leaders. Leadership applications such as leadership styles, organizational structures, community service, personal and professional ethics, and career-enhancing technologies will be discussed.

TDEV 424 - Transformation in TH & Pr
Hours: 3
Transformation in Theory and Practice - Three semester hours This course examines the implications and ramifications associated with instruction change to include an organizational perspective. Specific attention is given to the development, implementation, and improvement of practical step-by-step strategies for enacting change and minimizing organizational disruption.

TDEV 425 - Hum Relatns Tchrs/Trainrs
Hours: 3
Human Relations for Career and Technology Teachers and Business/Industrial Trainers. Three semester hours. Furnishes career and technology teachers and business/industrial trainers with knowledge and concepts for developing effective working relationships within the school, community, and workplace. This course includes the development of skills related to problem solving, group dynamics, motivation, communication, and change theory.

TDEV 427 - Develop Instruct Resources
Hours: 3
Developing Instructional Resources. Three semester hours. Imparts career and technology teachers and business/industrial trainers with knowledge and skills for developing and using instructional resources.

TDEV 448 - Designing and Eval Curriculum
Hours: 3
Designing and Evaluating Curriculum. Three semester hours. Supplies career and technology teachers and business/industrial trainers with the knowledge and skills needed for designing, developing, and evaluating curricula. Emphasis will be placed on formulating course goals and objectives and on developing a variety of measurement instruments.

TDEV 450 - Practicum
Hours: 3
Practicum. Three semester hours. Supervised training in which theory and practice are related to bringing about improvement in job performance.

TDEV 460 - Org & Impl Wrk-Bsd Lrn
Hours: 3
Organization and Implementation of Work Based Learning - 3 semester hours This course provides career and technology teachers with knowledge and skill for identifying, evaluating, and selecting work-based training stations. Emphasis will be placed on training opportunities, training agreements, legal issues, and criteria for work-based learning. Specific attention will be given to leading a work-based educational program in the secondary setting.

TDEV 479 - Hist/Prin Career & Tech Edu
Hours: 3
History and Principles of Career and Technology Education. Three semester hours. Traces the history and principles of career and technology education. In addition, emphasis will be placed on the administration of career and technology education as it relates to public education.

TDEV 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

TDEV 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 3
Special Topics