With a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design from the George Washington University (GW), you’ll develop foundational knowledge and skills to design and implement effective instruction.
This online certificate prepares you to lead instructional design from the beginning stages of defining your organization’s learning needs to determining the appropriate instructional format to designing materials and implementing them. You will utilize theories, principles, models, tools, technology and experience gained through coursework to lead instructional design in diverse organizational settings.
Throughout this completely online certificate program, you will apply course assignments to your current professional activities and engage with other professionals in the development of key instructional design proficiencies. This will enable you to lead all phases of instructional design projects for your organization, including the application of fundamental principles, proficient planning, execution and ongoing management.
The online Certificate in Instructional Design consists of 18-credit hours and can be completed in 1.5 years. Should you wish to pursue the Graduate Certificate, you can transfer credit hours into the Master's program.
Completing GW’s online instructional design certificate solidifies your capacity to design, develop and implement learning activities in your workplace. It qualifies you for career advancement in roles that include:
In addition to our online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design, we also offer an online Master’s in Educational Technology Leadership and other online graduate certificates with a number of specializations within the field. These include: