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What will I pay for Instructional Design Certificate program?

The cost of your degree depends on many factors, including:

  • Where you live
  • Where you will take classes online or on campus
  • Scholarships or student employment you receive
  • Time to complete

In addition, WOU many change tuition and fees between today and when you finish your program, changing the overall cost estimate.

Try the net price calculator in the Financial Aid pages and use the information below to sketch out your Instructional Design Certificate budget.

Tuition:

The Instructional Design Certificate program requires 24 total credits.

Starting fall term 2018, tuition for online courses will be $493 per graduate credit. Tuition and fee rates are determined by the Western Oregon University Rules for extended programs and are subject to change.

For on-campus courses, tuition and fees are combined in a per-credit resident rate, $657 starting fall 2018. In addition to those fees, students taking 6 hours or more are assessed a $139.00 health service fee.

You can take all/most of your courses online, which lends itself to fewer fees. Students who are taking only online courses will not be charged campus fees but may be charged fees related to that course (such as for materials or supplies).

Find more information about costs on the Financial Aid Department’s pages.

Fees:

A $300 one-time matriculation fee is assessed on all new graduate students.

Financial Aid:

Students participating in Certificate only programs, not in conjunction with a Master’s degree are not eligible for federal financial aid. Students that wish to take this certificate program as part of their MSED: Information Technology can apply for the winter term scholarship of $2900 by December 15, 2017.

Software purchases:

Students in the Instructional Design Certificate program will likely need to have access to the Microsoft Office suite (or similar) and may find it useful to purchase additional software used in various courses within the program. Before purchasing any software, we recommend talking with your advisor and/or course instructor to determine if the purchase would be beneficial. The link below provides WOU students with information regarding education discounts for various software titles.

http://www.wou.edu/ucs/discounts.php

 

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If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Emily Pahlke- College of Education, Graduate Programs Advisor, pahlkee@wou.edu or 503-838-8675

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"The M.S. in Education at WOU gave me a solid grounding in theory and practice that I could put to use immediately in my classroom, along with scholarly skills I use now as I pursue my doctorate. It also connected me to other education professionals, opening doors for conversation and development around the state. The program allowed me to focus on my own interests but also introduced me to philosophies and tools I hadn't yet explored, in a constructive environment where meaningful discovery and scholarly growth was encouraged. Our classrooms felt like open conversations, not just point-and-click assignment destinations. I continue to value the knowledge and connections I built there."

Jennifer Kepka-Alumni

M.S. in Ed. Information Technology

Danielle Ambrose is the current University Registrar at California State University in Sacramento. "While the MS Ed: Info Tech program is geared towards teachers I found, as an Administrator in Higher Education, it provided me with many useful tools and skills that I can apply to what I do as an administrator. I have used what I have learned in the program to develop online training modules, created websites to assist in the facilitation and management of projects, and design engaging and effective methods of delivering information. I have discovered alternative ways to document and maintain policies and procedures to improve access to information and communication within my department. In addition, the program faculty are wonderful to work with and since I could take most of my classes online it worked perfectly with my busy schedule."

Danielle Ambrose '15

M.S. in Ed. Information Technology

"The MSEd: Info Tech program at WOU was just what I needed to help me shift my career. The program covered a broad range of educational theory, technology, and design principles. I appreciated that while it focused on leveraging technology for educational purposes, it also promoted mindfulness about what we do- not just technology for technology. The asynchronous, online nature of it was convenient, and now that I’m working with online programs, I really value having had the experience of being an online student. The faculty were highly engaged and my fellow students brought a lot of real world experience into the class discussions. I’d recommend this program for anyone interested in the ways technology can be used in education."

Brain Daigle-Alumni

M.S. in Ed. Information Technology

"The MSEd Information Technology program at Western Oregon University continues to open doors for me. Because of the skills and theory I learned in the program, I was offered a job as an instructional designer before graduation. Masters level programs are only as good as their faculty, and I have found WOU faculty to be responsive and approachable. Their encouragement has resulted in multiple conference presentations, a strong portfolio, and solid relationships with my colleagues. If I were a student who was solely focused on the quality of instruction I would receive, my goal would be met. As a student who wants to be competitive in my field, I have found faculty support and instruction that continues to stretch me to become a true professional."

Tamara Mitchell-Alumni

M.S. in Ed. Information Technology