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.
Students who complete the Instructional Design Certificate will:
This Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design prepares you to apply the theories, principles, models, tools, and techniques of systematic instructional design in diverse organizational settings. Successful completion of the certificate will qualify you for roles within organizations that need instructional activities that have been designed and developed for effective implementation in the classroom and in numerous other learning formats.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Services, training and development managers earned a median $95,400 annual salary in 2012, with jobs in the field expected to grow 11% by 2022.1 Instructional coordinators earned a median $60,050 in 2012, with jobs expected to grow 13% by 2022.2
Completion of this certificate will also qualify you for roles in technical writing, a field in which practitioners earned a median $65,500 per year in 2012, and in which job opportunities are expected to increase 15% by 2022.3
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: