Training and Organizational Development Graduate Certificate

Increase your impact as a training and development specialist with the Graduate Certificate in Training and Organizational Development at Temple University. Earning this certificate will give you the skills and the insight to devise targeted, impactful interventions; develop effective teams; objectively assess organizational performance; and train individuals efficiently.

The objectives of organizational development are to

  • confront problems instead of neglecting them,
  • enhance organizational problem-solving,
  • improve employees’ level of satisfaction,
  • increase interpersonal trust among employees, and
  • help improve the ongoing operation of an organization on a continuous basis.

Classes & Curriculum

Earning the certificate requires completing four courses (12 credits)—two required courses and two electives. Those credits can be transferred into Temple’s Master of Education in Adult and Organizational Development program. Students have a maximum of two years to complete the program and can attend full- or part-time.

Required courses cover social systems, evaluating organizations, and mastering the best techniques for adult and team learning. Electives allow you to deepen your understanding of individual and team interactions and devise interventions for larger, more complex organizations.

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Who might be interested?

The certificate in Training and Organizational Development complements the services provided by administrators, adult educators, trainers, consultants, human resources specialists, and program or instructional developers and facilitators. It is also valuable to professionals who want to transition into this field. 

Delivery Method

All coursework is completed in the classroom through evening or weekend classes held at Temple University’s Center City campus.

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Voluntary Internships

Internships give you opportunities to get hands-on experience, refine your understanding of your coursework and make professional contacts who can assist your future career development. Internships are voluntary experiences that take place outside of the program curriculum: students do not receive credit for internships. 

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Graduate Certificate offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2020–2021 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $942.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,297.00 per credit

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For more information about this program, the College of Education and Human Development, how to apply for admission, and your application status, contact Enrollment Management.

Enrollment Management
Ritter Annex 150
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-8011


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