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2014-2015 EIU Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 EIU Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology: Graduate Certificate in Work Performance Improvement

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Purpose of the Program: The purpose of the graduate certificate program in Work Performance Improvement is to meet the needs of graduate students as well as training and development practitioners to have their educational preparation in the field of human performance improvement officially endorsed.  There exists a body of course work in the Master of Science in Technology that meets this need.  The Certificate in Work Performance Improvement will demonstrate that recipients possess the knowledge and skills needed for performance consulting and training.  It will also make them more marketable to potential future employers.

Eligibility and Admission Requirements: This certificate program is available to EIU seniors, prospective graduate students, degree candidates, and working professionals.  To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the requirements established by the Graduate School which include verification of completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution approved by Eastern Illinois University and documentation of a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of graded academic course work.  EIU seniors may enroll for courses under the “Reserve Graduate Credit” option but will be required to meet the standard admission requirements to be admitted to the certificate program after completion of the baccalaureate degree.  Meeting the requirements to take courses under the reserve graduate credit option does not guarantee admission to the certificate program.

Course/Curriculum Requirements

The School of Technology Certificate in Work Performance Improvement requires 15 semester hours of study including both required and elective courses.  The specific requirements are as follows:

Required Courses

Total. Credits: 18

12 semester hours of required course work are listed below. The remaining 6 semester hours are electives that may be selected from the list below.

  • Elective. Credits: 6

Elective Courses

6 semester hours from the following list:

Other special topics OPD 4850, INT 4970, and TEC 5970 courses as approved by the academic advisor.

Courses Applicable Toward A Specific Concurrent or Future Degree Program

Upon approval from the graduate coordinator, all course credits completed for the certificate program may be applied to the Master of Science in Technology program at Eastern Illinois University.  All courses applied to the certificate or degree program must be completed within the six-year time limit.  All other regulations established by the Graduate School pertaining to degree study will be applicable to the courses for concurrent or future degree program.

Certificate Study Plan

A certificate study plan must be approved by the candidate’s academic advisor and be filed with the Graduate School no later than the 10th day of classes during the candidate’s final semester of study.

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