Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education and Human Resource Studies – Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change Specialization

Requirements and Curriculum


  • 33 course credits including a comprehensive project and presentation
  • 24 credits must be earned from Colorado State University, 21 of which must be earned after formal admission
  • Must have access to an organization to analyze challenges and issues within a workplace setting to satisfy applied learning activities and assignments throughout the program


The immersive curriculum focuses on building your skills in facilitating learning, performance improvement, and change in an organizational setting. Your studies will incorporate training and development skills for improving individual and team effectiveness, and organizational development concepts and tools for driving performance and managing change. All courses in this degree are 12-weeks in duration.

The seminar course provides opportunity to learn from practitioners and study cutting-edge topics and applications in the industry.

  • EDOD 692A – Seminar: HRD Concepts on Workplace Learning (3 cr.)
  • The research course is a comprehensive course which culminates the knowledge across the program into an individual applied learning project similar to a capstone project and is taken during the last semester of your program of study.

    Program of Study (Course Sequencing Guidelines)

    The program of study below outlines how you can complete the degree in two years by taking two courses at a time. The two tracks that make up the core of the program have been designed sequentially, with each course preparing you for the next. Other courses can be taken as available. Summer courses are required to complete the program and are counted in the semesters noted below. You must have 33 credits to graduate.

    This program is comprised of two tracks. It is recommended that you complete the courses in each track in sequential order. They are:

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    • Please note courses above are subject to change in the semester they are offered based on enrollment.
    • For Part-time, please adjust the above plan to one class; however, ensure that you are able to take the courses within the two tracks in sequence.
    • You can take the capstone course (EDRM 698) in your final semester or in the semester prior to the very last class to complete your degree. Core courses within the tracks should be completed prior to EDRM 698.
    • Credits from the graduate certificate highlighted below do not automatically apply to the degree requirements. While EDOD 651 and EDOD 652 can be applied to the degree (see *note* below), EDOD 653 does not apply.

    Graduate Certificate – High-Impact On-Demand Learning Solutions

    Required Courses:

    *Note: EDOD 651 can be taken in lieu of EDOD 692A in the program of study noted above. EDOD 652 can be taken in lieu of EDOD 692B in the program of study noted above. EDOD 651 and 652 are available in the Fall and Spring and can be taken at the same time. However, if they are not taken together, they must be taken in the proper sequence (i.e., EDOD 651/692A, then EDOD 652/692B).

    Transfer Credit

    A maximum of nine credits in EDOD courses taken at Colorado State University can be applied to this program before admission. A maximum of three credits can be transferred in from other universities if approved by the program coordinator after admission.

    The Learning Experience

    Our faculty use student-led group discussions, lectures, readings, research, and writings in their courses. Assignments develop critical thinking skills through projects that are problem-focused, practically applied, and theory-to-practice oriented. To make the most of these projects, you should plan to apply learning to real workplace issues and challenges and obtain the expertise required to make significant contributions to improvement efforts in your organization.

    This organizational and human resources development program is skills-based and uses action learning, an educational process in which students study their own actions and experiences to improve performance and acquire knowledge through those actions and practice. In action learning projects, students take concepts and tools from the classroom into their organizations with faculty support. As part of these projects, a great deal of reflection and data is used to consider a variety of potential solutions to complex problems involving human expertise, interaction, and performance.

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