Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design
Want to advance your teaching career? With the tools you will gain through Jacksonville University’s online graduate certificate you will be ready to help students think more effectively and capable of designing successful learning programs.
This program is not only for educators, whether you work for a corporation, the government, military, or non-profit organizations the skill set you will gain from this program will help you to effectively train others in the workplace. Human resource employees for example, such as onboarding specialists and training managers, will gain the needed skills to facilitate and train teams.
If you work in higher education or want to work in higher education, this is the perfect program to help you land a job as an instructional designer.
Why choose our program?
The Instructional Design graduate certificate at Jacksonville University:
Is completely online
Can be finished in eight months
Requires only 4 classes for a total of 12 credit hours
Does not require the GRE or GMAT
Employs certified instructional designers to teach you
Offers the ability to start with the certificate and go on to get your masters in Instructional Leadership Training and Development from Jacksonville University if you choose
Leads to the completion of a portfolio at the end of the program to help you land your next job or get that promotion/raise you have been wanting
Now admitting for Fall and Spring
Fall classes begin August 26, 2019.
Fall program application deadline is August 15, 2019.
- Undergraduate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
- Copy of résumé
- Two letters of recommendation
- Professional goals statement (250 words)
- 3.0 GPA
Theory and practical skills are needed in today's workforce. The Instructional Design certificate blends both worlds.
- EDL 563, Instructional Design 1: This foundational course takes a practical application approach to the systematic process of instructional design. Topics covered include needs assessment, learner analysis, and task analysis. Three credits. (Prerequisite: Admission to the certificate program in Instructional Design)
- EDL 564, Instructional Design 2: Learning theories and strategies for learning germane to the knowledge base of instructional designers will be explored. This course will emphasize the use of these strategies to design learning experiences for face-to-face, blended, and online environments. Three credits. (Prerequisite: EDL 563)
- EDL 565, Instructional Design 3: Building on foundations of Instructional Design 1 and 2, this course will use case studies to extend learner knowledge and skill in instructional design with a focus on ID models, problem-solving of instructional design and human performance problems, and instructional design decision-making. The team-approach in ID, pertinent leadership skills, and project management in instructional design will be explored. Three credits. (Prerequisite: EDL 564)
- EDL 566, E-Learning Leadership: This course will center on designing, developing and leading e-learning programs and projects. In this course, learners will develop a culminating project for the Instructional Design certificate. Three credits. (Prerequisite: EDL 565)