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Twin Cities Campus

Work and Human Resource Education M.Ed.

Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development
College of Education and Human Development
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Contact Information
Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, 206 Burton Hall, 178 Pillsbury Dr. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-1006; fax: 612-624-3377)
Email: olpd@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Education
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development is a leader in advancing knowledge about educational and organizational change in local, national, and international contexts. The department's research, teaching, and outreach reflect a commitment to interdisciplinary and intercultural engagement with educators, scholars, and policy makers seeking to enhance leadership, policy, and development around the globe. Students in the MA and PhD programs choose from one of five complementary but distinct program tracks: education policy and leadership (EPL), evaluation studies (ES), higher education (HE), comparative and international development education (CIDE), and human resource development (HRD). Undergraduate programs focus on human resource development and business and marketing education. In addition, the department offers a variety of programs for practicing professionals and various licensure programs.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 2.80.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Professional experience in a work and human resource education field or an undergraduate major in education with an appropriate content field.
Special Application Requirements:
Admission to the Work and Human Resource Education(WHRE) MED program are currently suspended.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan C: Plan C requires 17 to 21 major credits and 9 to 13 credits outside the major. There is no final exam.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
The work and human resource education (WHRE) MEd program is not accepting new students at this time. Information about degree requirements for current students can be found at http://www.cehd.umn.edu/olpd/grad-programs/.
Required Coursework
Two plans are offered: Plan I is for licensed educators planning to pursue advanced professional study and requires a minimum of 17 semester credits of OLPD courses. Plan II is for professionals seeking additional education and requires a minimum of 21 semester credits. Students must complete all Plan I requirements. However, the Plan II specialization area must include at least one methods of instruction course.
General Aspects
OLPD 5806 - Philosophy and Practice of Career and Technical Education (2.0 cr)
or OLPD 5811 - Education for Work (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5813 - Enhancing Work-based Learning Through Collaboration (2.0 cr)
or OLPD 5823 - Work-Based Learning Policies (2.0 cr)
Specialization
8-12 credits of OLPD courses with advisor approval depending if Plan I or Plan II.
Research
OLPD 5819 - Evaluating and Using Research in Organizations and Education (3.0 cr)
Students electing Plan II must take an advisor approved methods of instruction course.
Electives
Up to 13 credits with advisor approval, a minimum of 6 credits must come from outside the OLPD department.
Integrating Project
Students work with their faculty advisor to select specialization courses consistent with their professional goals, select the course(s) to meet the general aspects requirement, and design and complete the integrating project. The proposed program must be reviewed and approved by departmental faculty.
OLPD 5893 - Directed Study in OLPD (1.0-4.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Comprehensive Work and Human Resource Education
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
All subplans in this major use same curriculum. The work and human resource education (WHRE) MEd program is not accepting new students at this time. Information about degree requirements for current students can be found at http://www.cehd.umn.edu/olpd/grad-programs/.
Rochester
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
Requirements for this sub-plan are the same as those listed in general description. Students may take courses on the Twin Cities or Rochester campuses. The work and human resource education (WHRE) MEd program is not accepting new students at this time. Information about degree requirements for current students can be found at http://www.cehd.umn.edu/olpd/grad-programs/.
 
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OLPD 5806 - Philosophy and Practice of Career and Technical Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Purposes/goals of contemporary career/technical education. Governance structure, historical perspectives, industry-education relationship, current education practices. Possible future trends and their implications. Development of a personal philosophy of career/technical education.
OLPD 5811 - Education for Work
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Examination of contextual bases underlying education for work; implications for practice.
OLPD 5813 - Enhancing Work-based Learning Through Collaboration
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Interagency planning issues/practices relating to special populations for educational, business, and human service organization personnel, family members, and advocates.
OLPD 5823 - Work-Based Learning Policies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Aims/purposes of federal, state, and local policies, related to work-based learning.
OLPD 5819 - Evaluating and Using Research in Organizations and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Role of educational research in professional practice. Problems of practice for research. Alternative modes of research. Synthesis/application of results of research. prereq: Grad student
OLPD 5893 - Directed Study in OLPD
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Self-directed study, with faculty advice, in areas not covered by regular courses.