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Deliver great learning
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 so they can coach you toward the next developmental stage. As a student, you will develop and expand existing skills, build on natural talents and strengths, and learn from assessments any areas in need of special attention. Throughout the program, participants build practical approaches in the following areas:
- Online learning
- Emerging technologies
- Intercultural communication
- Curriculum and training vendor evaluation
If you are interested in developing a cultural proficiency course, learning to teach online, or polishing up on current 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.
Cost: $4,500 | International Tuition Cost
Required Credits: Total Required: 8–9 courses/14 units: Take 3 required courses (4 units), 4–5 elective credit courses (8–9 units), and end with capstone course (2 units) followed by certificate of completion review.
Duration: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 9–12 months.
|1. Required Courses|
|Cultural Proficiency||2.0||Winter Classroom||Summer Online|
|Instructional Design and Delivery, Introduction||1.0||Winter Classroom||Spring Online|
|Learning Theories and Styles||1.0||Winter Online||Summer Classroom|
|2. Elective Courses|
|Building Online Learning Communities||2.0||Spring Online|
|Designing Online Instruction||2.0||Fall Online|
|Designing Training Programs||2.0||Fall Classroom|
|Facilitation Skills||2.0||Fall Classroom||Winter Classroom|
|Instructional Needs Assessment and Evaluation||1.5||Winter Classroom|
|Introduction to Online Teaching||2.0||Winter Online|
|Role of the Project Manager||1.5||Fall Classroom Fall Online||Winter Classroom Winter Online||Spring Classroom Spring Online||Summer Classroom Summer Online|
|3. Capstone Course|
|Instructional Design and Delivery, Practicum||2.0||Spring Live-Online|
|4. Required Certificate Review|
|Instructional Design Certificate Completion Fee||None||Fall Online||Winter Online||Spring Online||Summer Online|
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Ground your instructional design in practical skills
Learn to serve different learning styles. Our instructional design students learn to organize and deliver information to meet organizational goals for all ages and environments—from kindergarten and college to government and corporate training programs. Explore new approaches to online learning, facilitation, the use of emerging technologies, intercultural communication, and the evaluation of curriculum and training vendors.
Instructional Design and Delivery certificate program objectives:
- Plan and implement assessment and evaluation as they play out in corporate training and university settings
- Understand the principles of visual design
- Develop a training program or event
- Design online courses and build online communities
- Manage projects and facilitate group conversations
Recommended Course Sequence
Flexible course sequence
Courses may be taken in any order but your final course should be Instructional Design and Delivery, Practicum.
To receive your certificate
Certificate Program Chair
CHRISTINA RI, M.S., Ed.D. is an innovative academic leader, learning experience director, senior instructional designer, project manager, and professor with more than a decade of experience teaching in higher education. Previously she served as a dean of Academic Affairs, chief academic officer, academic director, director of Learning Experience Design, and program chair. A passion for diverse learners inspires her to design engaging, accessible, and effective learning environment.
Ri earned a bachelor's degree from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, a Master of Science from the Center for Advanced Digital Applications program at New York University; and a Doctorate of Education with a concentration in Education and Media Studies from Fielding Graduate University. She also studied Human-Computer Interaction for User Experience Design at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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