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Instructional Design Certificate Educational and School Psychology

Instructional Design Certificate

  • Online
  • Part-Time
  • 1 year (6 terms)

The field of instructional design (ID) and educational technology is constantly evolving. As a result, employers in education (K-12 and higher education), businesses, and health care settings are continuously seeking employees able to keep up. Our Instructional Design Certificate program prepares students to meet this demand. Through a comprehensive understanding of the design, development, implementation, […]

The field of instructional design (ID) and educational technology is constantly evolving. As a result, employers in education (K-12 and higher education), businesses, and health care settings are continuously seeking employees able to keep up. Our Instructional Design Certificate program prepares students to meet this demand.

Through a comprehensive understanding of the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative courses and training programs, graduates will be ready to lead educational and corporate institutions into the future.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job growth in the area of instructional design is expected to increase seven percent over the next seven years and a wide range of careers are available within the field, including:

  • Technology Integration Specialists
  • Learning Technologists
  • Instructional Designer
  • Content Developer
  • Instructional Consultant
  • Program Evaluator

Upon completion of the Instructional Design Certificate program graduates should be proficient in the following key areas:

  • Designing conditions for learning by applying principles of instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies, and learner characteristics.
  • Developing instructional materials and experiences using print, audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies.
  • Implementing processes and resources for learning by applying principles and theories of media utilization, diffusion, implementation, and policy-making.
  • Managing, planning, organizing, coordinating, and supervising instructional technology by applying principles of project, resource, delivery system, and information management.
  • Evaluating the adequacy of instruction and learning by applying principles of problem analysis, criterion-referenced measurement, formative and summative evaluation, and long-range planning.

Instructional Design Certificate: Online Student Experience

Through the convenience of The Chicago School’s online programs, your life remains intact. Our online Global Student Dashboard is where you will find all of the components to successfully complete your program. There, you’ll find your coursework and assignments, interact with fellow students, and ask questions from your instructor.

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Integrating Technology in Learning Systems

This course examines what is involved in designing technology rich environments to support different types of learning systems. Students will continue to examine the integration of human learning theories with instructional design and begin to develop practices in the selection, preparation, and evaluation of instructional technology implementation throughout different learning systems.

Development for Multimodal Learning

The main objective of this course is to provide students with the skills and experiences to understand and effectively employ various multimedia principles for quality instructional development. As an instructional designer, an education researcher, or a teacher in this course, students will have the opportunity to discuss, analyze, and employ various multimedia principles for instructional development purposes.

Instructional Design

The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the instructional design process, a systematic method to develop instruction. Students will gain skills and develop an understanding in employing various stages of instructional design, namely analysis, design and development, and evaluation for designing effective instruction that meets learners’ needs.

Application to the Instructional Design Certificate program is open to any person who has earned a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants will be judges on their overall ability to successfully complete graduate work. Those applying to the Instructional Design Certificate program must submit the following:

  • Application Fee: $50
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Graduate GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Official College/University Transcripts
  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • Please describe your professional goals and how the Instructional Design Certificate program will help you achieve those goals. Additionally, please address the following points in your essay:
    • What is your motivation for pursuing a Certificate in Instructional Design?
    • What specific skills and/or competencies do you hope to master as a result of completing this program?

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