Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology
Description and Outcomes
The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology focuses on developing your skills in the design, development, and evaluation of instructional programs, materials, and media in corporate, nonprofit, military, and higher education environments. Courses focus on current practices in the field of instructional design and technology, instructional design process models, eLearning authoring tools and methods, and online instructional materials using digital media. This certificate may prepare you to pursue a career as an instructional designer, instructional technology specialist, learning and development specialist, or curriculum coordinator.
The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology program consists of 20 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.
- Design, develop, and implement instructional materials and solutions that both integrate learning technology and align with learning outcomes.
- Analyze learner demographics, characteristics, and learning contexts to develop appropriate, workable instructional solutions.
- Analyze trends and issues in instructional technology.
- Apply current research and theory to the practice of instructional design and learning technology integration.
- Apply ethical and legal practices to the production of video and digital media.
If you are enrolled in a College of Social and Behavioral Sciences certificate program, you will have all course-level prerequisites waived.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.