Advanced Instructor Development for Professionals, Certificate

Program Code: AIDFP_UCT

Entrance Requirements

Admissions criteria for the certificate program follow standard University procedures for adult students.

Program Requirements

To earn an undergraduate certificate in Advanced Instructor Development for Professionals, a minimum of 9 credits is required.

Required Courses
WFED 270Introduction to Industrial Training3
WFED 413Vocational Education for Special-Needs Learners3
WFED 471Training in Industry and Business3

Certificate Learning Objectives

  1. OBTAIN KNOWLEDGE BASE: Students will obtain a critical knowledge base in organization development and change, appreciative inquiry, and process consultation.
  2. LEAD GROUPS: Students will strategically lead both small group and large group change initiatives.
  3. USE RESOURCES: Students will use various resources for developing, implementing, evaluating, and marketing organization development programs.
  4. OBSERVE AND FACILITATE CHANGE: Students will observe group dynamics and facilitate change efforts.

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.


University Park

Mark Threeton
Associate Professor of Education, Workforce Education and Development
411E Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802


University Park

411E Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802