Online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology

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4
Total Courses
$420
Cost per Credit
6 months
Average Completion*
15–18 Hours/Week
Course Effort

Instructional Design and Technology Certificate Overview

It’s time to move your career forward with an online certificate in instructional design and technology. Be ready to create innovative curricula that meets the needs of diverse students in a changing society.

  • Prepare to design, develop, and evaluate instructional materials and programs in higher education, corporate, military, government, nonprofit, and other settings.
  • Use new and emerging technologies in the delivery of educational services.
  • Gain skills and knowledge you can apply right away if you currently work in the field.
  • Learn from faculty who are experienced instructional designers and instructional technologists.
  • Get a head start on your next degree — you can apply your certificate credits toward a future Purdue Global master’s degree.
  • Incorporate active, applied learning experiences that help you master technical, pedagogical, and project and program management skills.

Academic Alliances to Expand Your Teaching Opportunities

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is pleased to announce a partnership with Promise Opens Doors, an organization that offers an online certificate program for educators interested in working abroad and helping others learn English.

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Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Professional Development and Networking

When you join Purdue Global, you join a community of support. Take advantage of the Graduate Resource Center, which includes information on professional memberships and clubs, career services, social networking, and more.

Admissions Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in a graduate program. You will need to provide an official transcript that shows completion of your bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, though an unofficial copy may be provided during the application process. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

What Courses Will I Take?

The four courses that comprise the graduate certificate in instructional design and technology focus on teaching development skills in the areas of technology, pedagogy, and management principles and practices. Each course is 5 quarter credits and terms are 6 weeks long.

Sample Courses

  • Foundations of Instructional Technology
  • Instructional Design
  • Design and Development Tools
  • Multimedia Development and Implementation
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Program Requirements

20
Core Credits
20
Total Credits

Updated Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Ways to Save on Time and Tuition

Purdue Global works with students to find ways to reduce costs and make education more accessible. Contact us to learn about opportunities to save on your educational costs.

Transfer Credits

Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions.

Financial Aid

Learn about federal financial aid programs available for many of our degree programs.

Corporate Partner Benefits

Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

International Tuition Reduction

International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% international student tuition reduction.

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Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, national long-term job growth for training and development managers is expected to grow between 2022 and 2032. Job growth for instructional coordinators is also expected to increase in the same period.

The Graduate Certificate Instructional Design and Technology can be the first step to earning your master’s degree in instructional technology at Purdue Global, which prepares you for positions focusing on the design, development, and evaluation of educational and informational programs and instructional materials.

Average Salary

Low

General labor market and salary data are provided by Lightcast and may not represent the outcomes experienced by Purdue Global graduates in these programs. Purdue Global graduates in these programs may earn salaries substantially different or less than the amounts listed above. Salary and employment outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, education, and opportunities for employment that are outside of Purdue Global's control.

Lightcast average salary ranges can be explored further using Lightcast’s SkillsMatch tool. Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

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Download our brochure to learn more about the Online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

Prepare yourself for success with a graduate certificate in instructional design.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

98%

Faculty members who have advanced degrees

51%

Faculty members who hold a doctorate

395

Faculty publications in 2021–2022

More Than 38,000

Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school- or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Estimated Graduation Date and Average Completion: Estimated graduation date is based on the assumption that you will enroll in time to begin classes on the next upcoming start date, will remain enrolled for each consecutive term, and will maintain satisfactory academic standing in each term to progress toward completion of your program. Completion time is based on a full-time schedule. Programs will take longer for part-time students to complete.

Future Programs: The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.

Job Growth: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Instructional Coordinators, www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/instructional-coordinators.htm, and Training and Development Managers, www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.