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Instructional Design Certificate
Transform your teaching
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Designed for:

The program is appropriate for individuals who work, or plan to work, in adult learning environments, corporate training, informal education, K12 school systems, or any field where teaching and learning are integral to the mission.

To start, you need:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Test scores for K-12 teachers only

Get the details on admission requirements, processes, and timelines

Finishing will take:

  • 3 terms while taking 9 credits per term
  • Completion of Curriculum Design, Digital Content, and eLearning modules

Begin your Instructional Design Certificate program:

  • Next term

Where you will take classes:

  • Online

Technology you will need:

  • Computer
  • Internet connection
  • Webcam
  • Video conferencing capability (e.g., Skype)
  • Printer (optional)

Where this degree can take you:

  • Instructional Designers
  • Educational Technology Specialist
  • Teach Ed Technology
  • Often become school technology specialists
  • Enhance current career
  • E-learning specialist
  • Online teacher

What you will learn:

The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design provides graduate students from diverse backgrounds advanced skills in the planning and creation of learning experiences using technology in the classroom, online, and in informal environments.

Learning outcomes:

  • Ability to design instruction for online and face-to-face learning;
  • Ability to design instruction for diverse learning styles;
  • Ability to create effective educational materials in multiple types of media;
  • Awareness of and ability to address diverse needs of learners regarding accessibility and usability;
  • Ability to communicate well and clearly with learners as well as with educators and clients face-to-face, on the phone, and via email;
  • Ability to recognize and create effective visual designs;
  • Ability to provide support for instructional uses of technology through tutorials, instructional presentations, and one-on-one mentoring;
  • Skilled with a variety of information design technologies and knowledgeable about ways to stay updated with technical skills.
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