Curriculum

The Instructional Design Certificate is a 12-graduate credit program that includes three required courses (totaling 9 credits) and one 3-credit elective course. A complete list of courses is listed below. For a full description of the courses, please review the Iowa State University course catalog

Required courses

  • C I / EDUC 503 – Designing Effective Learning Environments 
  • C I / EDUC 507 – Principles and Practices of Distance Learning 
  • C I / EDUC 603 – Advanced Learning Environments Design (C I/EDUC 503 prerequisite)

Elective courses

Choose one of the courses listed below to complete the certificate:

  • C I / EDUC 501 – Foundations of Digital Learning
  • C I / EDUC 504 – Evaluating Digital Learning Environments
  • C I / EDUC 505 – Using Technology in Learning and Teaching
  • C I / EDUC 511 – Technology Diffusion, Leadership, and Change 
  • C I / EDUC 512 – Research Trends in Digital Learning
  • C I / EDUC 610 – Digital Learning in Teacher Education