In today’s world, businesses, government agencies, universities, schools and many other types of organizations are interested in hiring individuals who can create innovative approaches to online instructional design.
The certificate in Online Instructional Development is a non-degree program offered online that prepares you to design online instruction in a variety of settings. The program should be completed within a five-year period. Twelve credit hours earned (with a grade of “B” or higher) as a non-degree seeking student for the certificate may be applied toward your degree upon admission to the master’s program in Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies.
Any individual who has an undergraduate degree and is eligible to enroll as a non-degree seeking student, or who qualifies for graduate admission to the university, is eligible to apply for admission to the Online Instructional Development certificate program.
Step 1: Apply for admission to the University (select one)
Step 2: Complete Admissions Form
In the first semester of taking certificate courses, you must complete the Certificate Admissions Form, identifying the courses and anticipated semesters you intend to take to fulfill certificate requirements. The form is then e-mailed to the Program Coordinator. You must complete and submit the Admissions Form in the first semester of coursework for the certificate or the courses will not be eligible for use in completing the certificate.
Courses in the certificate program may be applicable to a graduate degree; however, you should consult with your major professor to determine which courses are applicable to specific graduate programs.
Required Core Courses
After all certificate coursework is completed, but no later than 2 weeks after grades post, a Certificate Completion Form must be filled out and submitted to the Program Coordinator. Approved completion forms will be forwarded for processing and posting to your official transcript.
Information about tuition and fees can be found here. Please note that students may incur costs associated with the purchase of books/materials for courses.