The Instructional Design Graduate Certificate provides a unique opportunity for you to gain formal recognition by becoming part of a nationally recognized Curriculum and Instructional Technology (CIT) Program. The CIT Graduate Program is supported by the internationally known Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching and is part of the Educator Preparation Program.
This graduate certificate is primarily designed for those working in education, training, professional development, design, and/or outreach who wish to accredit and enhance their knowledge and skills. All credits earned toward the Instructional Design Certificate are Iowa State University graduate credits and can be earned before, after, or concurrently with a master or doctoral degree.
Why should you apply to the Certificate?
Instructional design is a growing field. Many industries have high demand ofhighly-skilled instructional designers. These industries range from financial services to medical. At the same time, the need for instructional designers in higher education and government is also increasing. Certain areas stand out as high-growth sections in the instructional design field. One is indisputably, e-Learning. The rise in e-Learning's popularity does not show any signs of slowing down. For instance, in 2011, it was estimated that about $35.6 billion was spent on self-paced e-Learning across the globe. Today, e-Learning is a $56.2 billion industry, and it is going to double by 2016.
The completion of the Instructional Design Certificate Program at Iowa State University provides you with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to translate content into effective instructional solutions, select effective instructional technology, and design and develop instructional technology applications for use in business, industry, education, professional development, and other training settings.