Organizations Need Innovation More Than Ever

Help bring rapid change that matters.  The Master of Arts in Education concentration in Organizational Learning and Effectiveness provides a completely unique learning experience.  You'll work with others to make organizational changes that keep people at the center.

Flexible Format

Our part-time master's program provides you with convenience. You can pursue your educational goals in a hybrid online/face-to-face format. The program has interactive, online evening courses two nights per week. Each month, you'll spend a Friday evening and all day Saturday on our Sacramento Campus.

Hands-On Projects

We believe that students learn by doing. Every course in the program will have you apply what you learn in a real organization. Rather than learning how to do something in the future, you learn by doing now.

 

Sacramento

Program location

Hybrid (in person & online)

Course format

23 months

Course length

Take your career and your organization to the next level by learning in an intensely practical learning environment. 

Continue Your Life While You Earn a Master's Degree
Hybrid online and face-to-face format
Benerd in Sacramento's programs are designed for working professionals, and our students experience the best of both online and in person learning. We offer a combination of weekly online class sessions and a monthly in person residency experience at the Sacramento Campus. The flexible, hybrid delivery allows students to develop meaningful relationships and earn a degree while balancing personal and professional commitments.

Hands On, Project Based Curriculum
Develop hands-on skills to advance in your career 
The Master's concentration in Organizational Learning and Effectiveness is designed around a project-based curriculum, which requires real-world work in every course.  Rather than learning how to do something in the future, you will be learning by doing now, while you're in the program.  

Intense Focus on Skills that Matter
A program designed with your career in mind
We have created this program to give you experiences that build your skills while you're enrolled.  Our program is flexible in providing you with options to gear your project work toward your individual personal and professional goals, as opposed to merely meeting course requirements.  

Caring, Student Centered Environment
Professors who know your name 
At Pacific, the professors know your name and care about your success. Our faculty use their practitioner experience and relationships to help students develop skills and attain new positions. Our intimate learning community allows you to build relationships that are difficult to have in larger university environments.  

Doctoral Option
Complete both your master's and doctorate at Pacific 
Through our programs in Sacramento, you can complete both your master's and doctoral degree in 5-6 years.  Our Doctoral Program in Educational and Organizational Leadership provides a great option for completing your graduate study within the Pacific community.  Please see the Sacramento Doctoral Program page for more information.

Connect with Us 
Register for a Program Event
Get Updates About the Program
Curriculum questions: Contact Dr. Fred Este, festes@pacific.edu or 916-739-4605
Admissions process questions: Contact Sunshine Faiad, sfaiad@pacific.edu or 916.340.6151

Overview

Program Purpose:  To Prepare Creative, Flexible, and Caring Professionals who Lead the Development of People, Performance, and Organizations

Our curriculum is practical and represents cutting-edge practice. The program is designed around real-world competency models from professional associations. We've also woven design and creativity principles throughout our curriculum.

The courses are designed around six broad program goals:

• Investigate Performance Gap
• Develop Change Processes
• Facilitate Change
• Evaluate Outcomes
• Integrate Foundational Knowledge and Skills
• Lead in an Ethical and Socially-Responsible Manner

You will meet each program goal through completing real-world projects in each course.

Schedule of Courses

Year 1, Fall

  • EDUC 230 Leading in Diverse Contexts
  • EDUC 239 Coaching for Organizational Contexts

Year 1, Spring

  • EDUC 274 Action Research
  • EDUC 235 Design Thinking for Organizational Analysis

Year 1, Summer

  • EDUC 237 Organizational Learning
  • EDUC 236 Prototyping for Organizational Improvement

Year 2, Fall

  • EDUC 372 Program and Organization Evaluation
  • EDUC 238 Organizational Change and Consulting

Year 2, Spring

  • EDUC 286 Administration of Human Resources (Talent Management and Development) or EDUC 295M Learning Design
  • EDUC 211 Facilitation of Projects and Initiatives

Year 2, Summer

  • EDUC 296 Integrative Capstone in Innovative Leadership 

Connect with Us 
Register for a Program Event
Get Updates About the Program
Curriculum questions: Contact Dr. Fred Este, festes@pacific.edu or 916-739-4605
Admissions process questions: Contact Sunshine Faiad, sfaiad@pacific.edu or 916.340.6151

Take the Next Step

We take a hands on approach with our students. This means we want to get to know you throughout your discovery and application process. Help us connect with you by taking the next step.

Professor with student

Student Centered

At Pacific, the professors know your name and care about your success. Our faculty help students develop skills that matter to transform their careers. Our small learning community allows you to build relationships that matter. You won't usually find that in larger university environments.

 

 

Changing Yourself and Organizations

You'll start by building your own leadership skills. Then you'll develop skills for helping groups to change. The program culminates by helping you to support organization-wide change.

 

Build Your Toolkit

Not every situation calls for the same solution. You'll learn proven methods for facilitating change in a variety of situations. The program focuses on human-centered approaches like design thinking. You'll also learn tools like process consulting, program evaluation, and coaching. 

 

 

What to Expect

Michael considered dozens of programs. He chose Organizational Learning and Effectiveness because of its real-world innovation focus.

Contact Us

Student teacher teaching high school class
Benerd College
916.344.7332 rgithens@pacific.edu

3200 Fifth Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817