Department of Human Resource Training and Development
John Bobell, Ed.D., Department Chair
This department offers professional courses to prepare students for bachelor's degrees in Business Education, Corporate Training, and Vocational Teacher Education. A master's degree in Human Resource Training and Development with options in Vocational Program Management and Industrial Training Management is offered. Masters degree programs are described in the Graduate Catalog.
Bachelor of Science in Vocational Teacher Education and Bachelor of Science in
Field of Specialization
Students enrolled in either the Corporate Training or the Vocational Teacher Education undergraduate major must possess a technical specialization in at least one occupational area such as agriculture mechanics, aircraft mechanics, air conditioning, auto body repair, auto mechanics, auto parts distribution, business equipment repair, civil technology, construction, cosmetology, data processing technology, dental assistance, diesel mechanics, drafting and design technology,
electrical technology, electronics technology, fire technology, food service, graphic arts, health occupations, health physics, law enforcement and security, machine shop, merchandising, millwright mechanics, nuclear technology, secretarial occupations, small gasoline engine repair, upholstery, water/waste treatment, welding or other recognized fields of specialization offered in a post-secondary vocational-technical system, or in employee training programs in business and industry.
Credit toward the B.S. in Vocational Teacher Education must be earned in four specific areas:
- Work experienceUp to 50 credits may be granted for occupational competency based on a combination of experience and education (32 credit maximum for work experience, 18 credit maximum for technical education.) A minimum of five years of documented full-time occupational experience in a field of specialization (as previously described) is mandatory. A maximum of 24 months of vocational-technical, proprietary, or military education successfully completed in an approved/approvable program may be applied toward the Technical Education equivalency credit option. All applicable work experience and education must be documented, verified, and evaluated by a faculty review committee prior to granting of credit. The credit granted may be applied toward the vocational teacher education or corporate training majors only.
- General education university requirements for a B.S. degree (see General Education Requirements section of catalog).
- Vocational teacher education or corporate training coursework, 40 credits minimum (see requirements).
- PracticumA practicum in teaching/training in approved/approvable secondary or post-secondary vocational-technical or industry training program must be completed. Practicum sites must be approved by the practicum coordinator within the Department of Human Resource Training and Development and the cooperating school or industry administrator. Supervision of the practicum is conducted through
the Department of Human Resource Training and Development and the cooperating school or employer. Credit requirements are noted in the following information. The practicum requirement may be waived for experienced teachers/trainers based on evaluation of experience and a recommendation of the individual's employer. The credit requirement is not waived and must be obtained through other approved coursework.
Vocational Teacher Education and Corporate Training majors must complete the University General Education Requirements for the B.S. degree. These requirements are listed in the section of catalog titled Graduation Requirements, General Education Requirements and Academic Regulations. Transfer policy, alternate means to satisfy General Education Requirements, and general education and major field requirements, as listed in the Graduation Requirements section, also apply to these majors.
Professional Education 40 credit hours minimum.
Major in Vocational Teacher Education
The Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Teacher Education prepares persons for instructional responsibilities in vocational education, industrial training, and other related fields. The program includes content applicable to State of Idaho standards for vocational teachers (Idaho Certification Standards for Professional School Personnel, revised 1998, Idaho State Board of Education). Vocational Teacher Education emphasizes teaching in public and proprietary schools. For more information, contact the chair of the Department of Human Resource Training and Development.
Minimum Degree RequirementsGeneral Education requirements for a B.S. Degree (minimum) 34 cr VTE major coursework and electives (minimum) 40 cr Field of specialization (work experience) VTE 210/310 32 cr Technical specialization and/or minor field of study (minimum) 18 cr University graduation requirements (minimum) 128 cr
Vocational Teacher Education Required CoursesCT g457 Methods of Teaching Adults 3 cr VED g401 Foundations of Occupational Education 3 cr VTE g402 Occupational Analysis and Course Construction 3 cr VTE g403 Occupational Education Methods 3 cr VED g444 Guidance and Special Needs Concepts for Vocational Education 3 cr VTE g464 Instructional Facilities Management 3 cr VTE 467 VTE Practicum: Student Teaching 3-8 cr VED g468 Techniques of Teaching Cooperative Education 3 cr
Vocational Teacher Education ElectivesTo be designed with academic advisor 7-14 cr
Major in Corporate Training
The Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Training prepares the student to analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate training within the dynamic and diversified corporate structures of today's public and private business and industry. The degree has been designed to recognize current competencies of the experienced individual. Flexibility is designed into the delivery system and sequencing of courses. For more information, contact the VTE/CT/OTM program area leader.
Minimum Degree RequirementsGeneral education requirements for a B.S. degree (minimum) 34 cr CT major coursework and electives (minimum) 40 cr Field of specialization (work experience) VTE 210/310 32 cr Technical specialization and/or minor field of study (minimum) 18 cr University graduation requirements (minimum) 128 cr
Corporate Training Required CoursesC T g431 Supervision and Human Relations in Occupational Education 3 cr C T 457 Methods of Teaching Adults 3 cr C T 465 Practicum: Industry Training 1-3 cr VED g401 Foundations of Occupational Education 3 cr VTE g402 Occupational Analysis and Course Construction 3 cr VTE g403 Occupational Education Methods 3 cr VTE g464 Instructional Facilities Management 3 cr VED 450 Foundations of Adult Education 3 cr
Corporate Training ElectivesTo be designed with academic advisor 10-13 cr
Corporate Training Courses
C T 431 Supervision and Human Relations in Occupational Training 3 credits. Supervising in an occupational education/training setting. Study human relation factors, planning, evaluation, staff development, organization, and personnel policies/practices. PREREQ: OCCUPATIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND VED g401, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
C T 457 Methods of Teaching Adults 3 credits. This course is VED g455 with one additional hour of lecture each week on techniques of developing and delivering conferences and workshops. PREREQ: SAME AS VED g455. F,S
C T 465 CT Practicum: Industry Training 1-3 credits. Development of training competencies applicable to business and industry settings. Actual supervised participation as a trainer is required. Available only to persons whose employer participates in this program. Graded S/U. D
C T 470 Occupational Training Methods 3 credits. Teaching methods and techniques applicable to occupational training. Substitutes for VTE g403. Only available through Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company. COREQ: CT g471. D
C T 471 Occupational Analysis and Course Construction 3 credits. Analysis of occupations to determine required competencies to develop an instructional program. Substitutes for VTE g402. Only available through Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company. COREQ: CT g470. D
Vocational Education Courses
VED 401 Foundations of Occupational Education 3 credits. Acquaints the student with the various aspects of occupational education and how it relates to other areas of education; provides a foundation for further professional development. D
VED 404 Evaluation in Corporate Training and Human Resource Development 3 credits. Examination of processes for designing and conducting program evaluations and performance evaluations for business and industry training programs. Includes the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of evaluation reports. D
VED 405 Learning Styles Fundamentals 3 credits. Examination of the research related to learning styles and implications for curriculum and instruction. Includes presentation of an eightstep approach for teaching pedagogical content. D
VED 409 Professional Readings 1-3 credits. Identification and investigation of conceptual ideas about the relationship of programs, trends, legislation, developments, and principles to the professional home economics environment. Analyze and summarize content and value of professional readings. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S, Su
VED 444 Guidance and Special Needs Concepts for Vocational Education 3 credits. Examine career guiding concepts, specialist services, special needs legislation, abilities and inabilities (both mental and physical), job seeking skills, and information sources. PREREQ: VED g401 AND A TEACHING METHODS CLASS.D
VED 445 Advanced Concepts for Special Needs 3 credits. Develop competencies in modification of programs for teaching methods and communication skills used when working with special needs students in occupational program. Three hours lecture. D
VED 450 Foundations of Adult Education 3 credits. Provides an understanding of adult education as a field of academic inquiry and professional practice. Examines current and past trends and practices of adult learning. F, S
VED 455 Methods of Teaching Adults 2 credits. Study of the needs/interests of adults in occupational education. Methods, materials, media, and experiences in preparation for business, industry, and education. Two hours lecture. PREREQ: CFS 332, VTE g403, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S
VED 468 Techniques of Teaching Cooperative Education 3 credits. Preparation for teaching cooperative vocational education. Topics: coordinating cooperative programs, occupational/job analysis, utilizing vocational advisory committees, and organizing and administering student organizations. Three hours lecture. S
Vocational Teacher Education Courses
VTE 210 Competency-Based Equivalency I 16 credits. Credit, unique to the corporate training and vocational teacher education majors, for technical competence gained through verified employment evaluated by review committee. PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STANDING AND SIX REQUIRED CREDITS IN THE MAJOR. Graded S/U. F, S, Su
VTE 220 Technical Education Equivalency 1-18 credits. Credit, unique to the corporate training and vocational teacher education majors, for technical competence acquired through verified post-secondary vocational-technical, proprietary, or military education evaluated by review committee. Graded S/U. F, S, Su
VTE 310 Competency-Based Equivalency II 16 credits. Credit, unique to the corporate training and vocational teacher education majors, for technical competence gained through verified employment evaluated by review committee. PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STANDING AND SIX REQUIRED CREDITS IN THE MAJOR. Graded S/U. F, S, Su
VTE 397 Professional Education Development 1-3 credits. A course for the practicing occupational educator aimed at the development and improvement of educational skills. Various sections will have different subtitles. May be repeated up to four times. Graded S/U. D
VTE 402 Occupational Analysis and Course Construction 3 credits. Analysis of components of occupations to determine instructional content. Development of instructional materials based on performance objectives and competency identification. Examine available course materials. PREREQ: VED g401 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S
VTE 403 Occupational Education Methods 3 credits. Teaching methods and techniques applicable to occupational education. PREREQ: VTE g402 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S, Su
VTE 420 Selected Topics 1-8 credits. Examination and analysis of special topics for occupational education teachers/trainers. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
VTE 461 Directed Studies 1-4 credits. Individual work under staff guidance. Field research on specific occupational advances in technology. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
VTE 464 Instructional Facilities Management 3 credits. Organization, safety, and management of occupational education training facilities. An in-depth study of laboratory requirements and total facility planning. F, S
VTE 467 VTE Practicum: Student Teaching 3-8 credits. Development of teaching competencies applicable to vocational education settings at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Actual participation as an associate teacher is required. PREREQ: APPROVAL OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U. D
VTE 480 Advanced Technical Competency 1-4 credits. Advanced occupational skills and knowledge obtained from modern practice in selected field. For experienced professionals seeking advanced techniques in specialized areas of vocational education. PREREQ: INTERMEDIATE LEVEL STUDY IN THE SPECIALTY. PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
The business education major meets the standards for the business education endorsement for secondary teaching credential with vocational certification. The major is aimed at the secondary level, but anyone with the degree and three years work experience would be eligible for teaching at the post-secondary level. It is possible for graduates to work in business and industry in training capacities (corporate training) or in business related occupations outside education.
Business Education Courses
B ED 100 Electronic Keyboarding 1 credit. Participants will learn the touch method of keyboarding for entering information into various types of equipment through the use of a typewriter-like keyboard and a ten-key pad. D
BED 102 Intermediate Keyboarding 3 credits. Instruction in typing/formatting letters, tabulations, manuscripts, and business forms on typewriters and microcomputers. Skill building will be attained, utilizing microcomputers and appropriate software. Laboratory time will be in addition to formal class instruction. D
BED 310 Microcomputers in Business Education 3 credits. An investigation into the role of microcomputers in the Business Education Curriculum. Basic concepts of computer applications in data base, spread sheet, word processing, keyboarding, and accounting will be covered. D
BED 320 Clerical Procedures 2 credits. Instruction in telephone techniques, filing and retrieving, mail/communications, reprographics, technical services and information processing. Automatic typewriters and microcomputers with appropriate software will be utilized. Laboratory time will be in addition to formal class instruction.D
BED 330 Advanced Technology in Business Education 3 credits. Designed to prepare potential business educators with respect to the latest technological advances and microcomputer applications as they relate to the secondary business education curriculum.
BED 332 Methods in Business Education 3 credits. Designed to prepare the potential business education teacher with the necessary methodology to successfully teach business education courses at the secondary level. D
BED 396 Work Experience in Business Occupations 1-2 credits. Credits awarded for work experience as verified by written/performance evaluation. Graded S/U. D
BED 485 Independent Study in Business Education 1-3 credits. Individual work under staff guidance on areas of concern in business education. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
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