Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

About the Program

This graduate certificate focuses specifically on design, assessment and evaluation considerations of instruction. As well, this certificate addresses learning theory and other design elements required in training and education. The content of this certificate is applied across all education and training arenas that involve adult learners, including higher education institutes, corporate associations and healthcare industries. Target populations include educational professionals, training managers and specialists, and design mavens who hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s or terminal degree and are interested in a certification in Instructional Design. This 15-credit certificate program consists of five (5) courses, (4 core courses and 1 elective), and provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to be successful instructional design specialists across a variety of settings. The program can be completed entirely online and in one year.

The Graduate Certificate in Instructional & Learning Design is for training and educational professionals practicing instructional design that have a firm grasp on current learning technologies but without formal training in relevant learning theories and methods.  This Certificate augments the learning technology experience educational professionals may already possess with a strong foundation in adult learning theory, effective design principles and sound methods of evaluation.

This Certificate is also for professionals who already hold advanced degrees such as librarians, publishing professionals, sales managers, engineers, healthcare professionals, and college/university professors and instructors. Our Certificate in Instructional & Learning Design equips professionals with necessary knowledge to design, develop, implement, and assess learning interventions based on expertise in their respective fields.