Curriculum

The Instructional Design Graduate Certificate has a specific curriculum associated with its 12 graduate credits. After being admitted to the Instructional Design Graduate Certificate program, you will be required to complete 12 graduate credit hours. There are three required courses (totaling nine credits) plus three credits in one or more elective courses. In addition to course fees, a lab fee is normally charged to support each course.

Required courses

  • C I / EDUC 503 – Designing Effective Learning Environments (offered fall semesters)
  • C I / EDUC 507 – Principles and Practices of Distance Learning (offered fall and summer semesters)
  • C I / EDUC 603 – Advanced Learning Environments Design (CI 503 prerequisite, offered spring semester)

Elective course(s)

  • C I / EDUC 501 – Foundations of Digital Learning (offered fall and summer semesters)
  • C I / EDUC 504 – Evaluating Digital Learning Environments (offered spring semesters)
  • C I / EDUC 505 – Using Technology in Learning and Teaching (offered fall, spring, and summer semesters)
  • C I / EDUC 511 – Technology Diffusion, Leadership, and Change (offered every other fall semester)
  • C I / EDUC 512 – Research Trends in Digital Learning (offered every other fall semester)
  • C I / EDUC 570 – Toying with Technology for Practicing Teachers, 2 credits (offered summer semesters)
  • C I / EDUC 610 – Digital Learning in Teacher Education (offered fall semesters)

Two-credit courses require additional credits

Students who choose to take one of the two-credit courses included in the elective list above are required to take one or more additional credit(s) through one of the following courses:

  • C I / EDUC 590B – An Independent Study to extend the 2 credit course (1-3 credits)
  • C I / EDUC 593B – A workshop in Educational Technology, 1-3 credits (offered summer semesters)
  • C I / EDUC 615B – An Educational Technology seminar, 1 credit (offered fall and spring semesters)