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Curriculum & Learning Environment

Coursework | Applied Learning

Curriculum & Learning Environment

Midland University’s Master of Science in Learning and Talent Development program is designed for individuals currently working with, or wanting to work with, adult learners in a variety of individual and collective learning environments. 

With a high demand for managers and specialists in training and development, our program allows students to gain relevant skills to lead across a wide range of careers that involve training adults. applied learning, faculty expertise, and our hybrid program model. 


Students in the Master of Science in Learning and Talent Development program will complete 27 credits in required core courses. Students will also have the opportunity to earn an area of emphasis in either Coaching and Mentoring or Adult Education for a total of 33 credits. Areas of emphasis include Coaching and Mentoring and Adult Education.

Please note: Students do not have to complete an area of emphasis, but they do need to complete six credits in elective courses. 

To understand the importance of these required core courses and areas of emphasis, please refer to the Academic Catalog for full course descriptions and credit information.

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Applied Learning

The faculty in the Master of Science in Learning and Talent Development program leads students through applying evidence-based learning strategies to real-world examples. In classes, students will collaborate with peers and faculty to professional practice through the development of leadership skills and hands-on experiences.  

In the capstone experience, students will use the skills and knowledge developed throughout the program to complete an action project. Students will work with an identified organization or current employer to assess learning needs and then plan, administer and assess a learning program. Students will present a summary and evaluation of the project to internal and external audiences.  

Most organizations have a need for continuous training and development of employees ranging from leadership development to learning new processes or technologies. The skills developed in the LTD program provide a foundation for using best practices to meet the learning needs of any organization. Whether you are responsible for onboarding all employees in your company, developing the training modules for using new technology, or holding a leadership role that includes supporting the development of other employees, the LTD program will give you the skills you need to develop and deliver programs to improve performance using a variety of instructional techniques.

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