Instructional Design and Technology Graduate Certificate

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The graduate certificate in Instructional Design and Technology is a 12 credit hour program of study. The content is the same as the courses taught in the M.S. Instructional Design and Technology program.

The online program is designed for individuals interested in working in a wide variety of education, training, and development areas such as those found in business, industry, government agencies, the military, and nonprofit organizations.  This certificate is designed to meet the challenges created by technology training needs, and is designed to enhance skills in developing and managing e-learning and performance support in the workplace. The program emphasizes the competencies required to design, develop, facilitate, and manage e-learning and human performance support systems.

The goal of the certificate program is to help students meet the qualifications to advance within their current field related to education and training, and open up additional avenues for the students to pursue a career in instructional design or human performance technology.

Through a combination of classroom and hands-on activities, this program provides participants with the opportunity to design and produce learning activities that make effective use of technology in instructional development. Ample opportunities are provided for applying the competencies learned in the classroom to job-related situations.


Students who complete the Instructional Design and Technology Certificate will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of learning theories and principles, models, tools, and techniques which are applied to the systematic design of instruction
  • Apply instructional design principles to the design, development, and implementation of learning activities in their work environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively lead the design of effective instruction through planning, development, evaluation, and management
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage and lead all phases of an instructional design project

Complete program of study (i.e., catalog copy) 

  • LT 7100 Design of Performance and Instructional Systems (3 credits)
  • LT 7150 Analysis of Performance and Instructional Systems (3 credits)
  • LT 8440 eLearning Environments (3 credits)
  • LT 8150 Managing Instructional Technology Projects (3 credits)

Number of credit hours of core curriculum courses (if applicable) and total credit hours for certificate completion.

Program total: minimum of 12 semester hours

Program of Study 

Admissions Information

Non-Degree Application Deadlines

Application Materials and Requirements

2018-2019 Graduate School Application

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