Instructional Design

The rapidly growing field of instructional design needs qualified people to organize and deliver learning that effectively serves diverse learning styles and organizational goals. This certificate focuses on the principles and practices of traditional settings in K-12 classrooms, colleges, universities, and professional training settings in corporations and government. Our instructors model the best of instructional design, starting with assessments of each participant’s needs and coaching toward the next developmental stage. Students develop and expand existing skills, build on natural talents and strengths and assessments reveal areas in need of special attention, such as facilitating group discussions or setting up company-wide evaluation schemes. Throughout the program, participants build practical approaches to online learning, facilitation, the use of emerging technologies, intercultural communication, and the evaluation of curriculum  and training vendors.

Whether you are interested in a cultural proficiency course, learning how to teach online or polishing up on the latest learning theories and styles, the Instructional Design and Delivery program has both individual courses and a certificate program that lays the foundation for a fulfilling and successful instructional design career.

Program Format

Courses are offered in classroom and online.

Credit Required

14 units; 6 units of required credit, 8 units of elective credit

Program Duration

Most courses take between 4 - 6 weeks to complete.Certificate, if pursued full-time, can take between 9 months and one year

Approximate Program Cost

$ 4,000

(Program costs are higher for F-1 students.)