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Instructional Design Certificate Program

Designed for:

The instructional design certification program is appropriate for individuals who work, or plan to work, in adult learning environments, corporate training, informal education, K12 school systems, or any field where teaching and learning are integral to the mission.

To start, you need:

  • A bachelor’s degree

Get the details on admission requirements, processes, and timelines

Finishing will take:

  • 3 terms while taking 9 credits per term
  • Completion of Curriculum Design, Digital Content, and eLearning modules

Begin your Instructional Design Certificate online program:

  • Next term

Where you will take classes:

  • Online

Technology you will need:

  • Computer
  • Internet connection
  • Webcam
  • Video conferencing capability (e.g., Skype)
  • Printer (optional)

Where this degree can take you:

  • Instructional Designers
  • Educational Technology Specialist
  • Teach Education Technology
  • Often become school technology specialists
  • Enhance current career
  • E-learning specialist
  • Online teacher

What you will learn:

The Graduate Instructional Design Certificate provides graduate students from diverse backgrounds advanced skills in the planning and creation of learning experiences using technology in the classroom, online, and in informal environments.

Learning outcomes:

  • Ability to design instruction for online and face-to-face learning;
  • Ability to design instruction for diverse learning styles;
  • Ability to create effective educational materials in multiple types of media;
  • Awareness of and ability to address diverse needs of learners regarding accessibility and usability;
  • Ability to communicate well and clearly with learners as well as with educators and clients face-to-face, on the phone, and via email;
  • Ability to recognize and create effective visual designs;
  • Ability to provide support for instructional uses of technology through tutorials, instructional presentations, and one-on-one mentoring;
  • Skilled with a variety of information design technologies and knowledgeable about ways to stay updated with technical skills.


Courses within this online program are interactive and provide a personal touch to get to know our faculty members well. Please let us know how we can assist you in providing information about the program, discussing your career, or discussing your academic options.

Ready to get to know us better? Request more information or start the application process.



If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Zig Derochowski - College of Education, Graduate Programs Advisor, derochowskiz@wou.edu or 503-838-9269