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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Media Design + Technology Certificate - Instructional Design

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Instructional Design Certificate Mission

The instructional design certificate exists to provide career pathways in instructional design for students who want to know how to create high-quality learning experiences using technology. Students in the certificate program create student-centered instructional media that engages learners, applying a deep understanding of research in learning and educational technology.

Instructional Design Certificate Description

The instructional design certificate is a 12-credit program focused on basic instructional design skills. Topics include learning theories, backwards design, learning outcomes, assessment, user experience design, and instructional design processes. Certificate holders will possess the skills needed for an entry-level instructional design position. The program focuses on interactive learning experiences and application of skills.

Instructional Design Certificate Program Learning Outcomes

  • Explain current learning theory and how it applies in varied instructional situations.
  • Utilize backwards design to align learning outcomes with relevant assessment strategies.
  • Design educational media that is instructionally effective, visually pleasing, and user-centered.
  • Apply current research in educational technology and communicate findings to stakeholders.


Credits may be used towards the Master of Arts in Education Media Design + Technology

Total Credits Required: 12

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