The master's program prepares students for professional positions in the fields of adult learning and organizational development.
Temple's program supports professionals whose work focuses on facilitating developmental changes in individuals, teams and organizations.
Coursework draws from social science theory and research to develop students' diagnostic and intervention skills in the areas of adult learning, strategic communication, systems perspectives, group decision-making, team development, training design, conflict management and conflict intervention.
Classroom instruction and assignments draw heavily on students' professional experience and are aimed at developing applied intervention strategies that are useful in diverse workplace settings.
The program in Adult and Organizational Development encourages applications from students who work in a wide range of settings, including educational institutions, businesses, consulting agencies, healthcare institutions, governmental and community organizations, and non-profit groups.
All courses are taught in the evenings or on weekends to accommodate full-time working schedules.
Graduates of the program pursue careers in human resource management, training and adult development, organizational management, consulting, community organizing, conflict intervention and mediation.