Develop Your Capacity to Maximize Learning in Three Specialized Tracks
The Instructional Design for Educators and Corporate Trainers certificate program will develop your capacity to organize and deliver learning using methods that take into account learner needs, learning styles, organizational goals, and effective evaluation practices. UCSC Extension offers three specialized study tracks: Designing Online Instruction, Instructional Design for K-12 Educators, and Instructional Design for Corporate Trainers.
Acquire the Best Instructional Design Techniques for the Classroom and the Boardroom
Our comprehensive Instructional Design program offers a foundation in learning theories and styles, cultural proficiency, and specific techniques for each track. Develop the technical facility to employ and assess online courses with the Designing Online Instruction track. If you are a classroom educator, you can learn classroom management techniques, strategies for effective group work, and approaches to learning differences in the Instructional Design for K-12 Educators track. Perfect corporate presentations, fine-tune your facilitation skills and develop training programs you can bring back to work in our Instructional Design for Corporate Trainers curriculum.
Assessments Target Skills Needing Special Attention
Instructors model the best of instructional design, starting with assessments of each participant’s needs, and then coach toward the next developmental stage. Assessments reveal areas in need of special attention, such as facilitating group discussions or setting up company-wide evaluation schemes. Participants build practical approaches to online learning, facilitation, the use of emerging technologies, intercultural communication, and the evaluation of curriculum and training vendors. They also provide the practical and technical knowledge needed to develop online instruction and support K-12 teachers.
Benefit of Studying at UCSC Extension
We are Silicon Valley's leading provider of adult education and we cater to the unique needs of working professions who live and work here. Where better to learn the skills our instructional design certificate provides? You will study with an exceptional group of highly skilled instructors, many of whom are the finest teachers in our most popular and demanding programs. They will demonstrate principles through their delivery of instruction to you, bringing ideas and learning techniques to life in eye-opening ways.
Who Should Attend This Program
Specifically, the certificate is recommended for:
- K-12 teachers and subject matter experts
- Current and future adult educators in university, community-college, proprietary-school, preparatory school and adult-education settings
- Government and business trainers, consultants, and human-resource professionals.
Note: While similar in content, this certificate is not intended to meet the requirements for adult and vocational education credentials issued by the State of California. For information, consult the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing at www.ctc.ca.gov.
There are no prerequisites for entering this program, though we recommend taking "Instructional Design and Delivery: Certificate Orientation."
Recommended Course Sequence
Successful completion of five required courses must be accomplished before enrollment in the required capstone course "Practicum--Instructional Design and Delivery." Concurrent enrollment in one or more required courses along with the practicum is an option.
Certificate Application Information
We encourage you to establish candidacy in a certificate program early in your studies. There are substantial benefits in doing so:
- Curriculum changes subsequent to the date your application is received will not affect your course requirements.
- Candidates will be notified of updates or special opportunities related to the program
To obtain the Certificate in Instructional Design for Educators and Corporate Trainers, you must successfully complete 6 units of required courses and 8 units of elective courses.
Instructional Design and Delivery Certificate Requirements
Total: 180 hours
Required: 14 units
Elective: 4 units
C or better in all courses.
Timeline: Complete minimum units/courses within 3 years.
Note: Courses completed more than five years prior to date of certificate issuance cannot be used to fulfill requirements.
How to Apply
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