Online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology

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Program at a Glance
  • Focus on the design, development, and evaluation of instructional materials and programs, and the use of technology in the delivery of educational services.
  • Learn from faculty who are experienced instructional designers and instructional technologists.
  • Apply your certificate credits toward a Purdue Global master’s degree.
COURSE EFFORT 20–25 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 6 Week Terms
CREDITS REQUIRED 20
COST PER CREDIT $420
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology Overview

Purdue Global’s online certificate in instructional design and technology helps you develop skills you can use to create new curricula to meet the demands of a changing society and the needs of new generations of students. Credits you earned in this certificate program can apply toward a Purdue Global master’s degree in instructional technology.*

Courses in the online instructional design certificate:

  • Build your skills in design, development, and evaluation of educational and informational programs, materials, and media in higher education, corporate, military, government, and nonprofit environments.
  • Incorporate active, applied learning experiences that help you master technical, pedagogical, and project and program management skills.

If you currently work in the field of instructional design, you will be able to apply many of the principles and skills you learn immediately in your daily work.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Note: At this time, residents of Florida may not enroll in this program.

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in this graduate certificate program, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

This accreditation covers all academic programs, all regional locations, and all programs provided via distance education. For more information, please visit HLCommission.org or call 800-621-7440.

Career Opportunities in Instructional Design and Technology

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, national long-term job growth for instructional coordinators and training and development managers is expected to grow faster than average between 2016 and 2026.

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.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Instructing
  2. Learning Strategies
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Active Listening
  5. Writing

Top Jobs With This Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016–2028) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement. Additional training or experience may be required.

Opportunities for Professional Development

Graduate Resource Center

Take advantage of the Graduate Resource Center, a self-paced course for graduate students that includes information on professional memberships and clubs, career services, social networking, and more.

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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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 Instructional Design and Technology Courses
  • Foundations of Instructional Technology
  • Instructional Design
  • Design and Development Tools
  • Multimedia Development and Implementation
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Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits20
  • Total Credits20

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Maine residents will pay $420.00 per credit for all graduate programs, with the exception of the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

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.

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grad hat icon 97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*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 Assessment policy.

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.