Applied Professional Certificates in Instructional Design

The need for professionals who create powerful, flexible learning experiences is greater than ever. Join one of our online non-credit certificates to lead the change in K-12 systems, higher education, educational technology, corporate training settings and beyond.

Design the Future of Learning

Combine technology with a human-centered approach. You’ll be prepared to build engaging experiences in online, in-person, and hybrid settings all while keeping the learner at the core.

Apply your new skills through hands-on learning. Our program combines theory with real-world practice, and you’ll emerge with a comprehensive portfolio of course design plans, storyboards, module prototypes, learning activities, and more. 

Be on the cutting edge. You’ll learn current and emerging practices in pedagogy, course design, educational technology, and interactive content development.

Prepare to meet a growing need. You can meet the growing demand for instructional designers, which is expected to have 20,900 openings each year, on average, over the decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Interested in our Certificate?

Our team is prepared to answer all of your questions regarding our Foundational and Advanced Certificates in Instructional Design, and we offer various ways to connect with us.

At a Glance

Where will I complete this?


Both the Foundational and Advanced certificate programs are part-time and fully online. 
 

How long will it take?


Both the Foundational and Advanced certificates take approximately six months to complete.

When can I start?


The second Foundational Certificate cohort began on January 23, 2023.

Be at the heart of innovation in learning with these two stackable credentials. 

Build a foundation in instructional design with our Foundational Certificate or
advance your skills to the next level with our Advanced Certificate. 

Foundational Certificate: Instructional Design for Learning

Study everything from human-centered design to interactive learning experiences. Through four five-week modules, you’ll develop the workforce-ready, foundational skills required to coordinate and create online courses and curricula, and you’ll emerge with a portfolio, showcasing your new skills. 

Program Start

January 23, 2023

Cost

$4,500*

Prerequisite

Bachelor's Degree

*BC students, faculty and staff, and alumni, contact the Professional & Continuing Education team to hear about our discounts.

Modules

Instructional Design Methods and Practices

Explore the practical use of Instructional Systems Design models and emergent practices in learning experience design.

Applied Learning Science and Human-Centered Design

Learn to apply theories of learning (behaviorist, cognitivist, sociocultural) and related frameworks (i.e. community of inquiry), as well as basic human-centered design principles and Formative Education.

Facilitating the Instructional Design Process

Learn to facilitate the design process, including design thinking, stakeholder management, supporting diverse stakeholders, and the project life cycle.

 
Authoring Interactive Learning Experiences

Leverage multimedia authoring tools and platforms to design for interactivity and learner engagement.

Advanced Certificate: Instructional Design for Learning

Build the skills you need to assess and evaluate your learning experiences and to create effective multimedia. This six month program consists of five five-week modules and culminates with a real-world capstone project aligned with your professional goals. You’ll complete the program with an impressive portfolio of work to show potential employers.

Program Start

Coming Soon!

Cost

$5,500

Prerequisite

Bachelor's Degree and

Either have completed the foundational certificate or have the knowledge listed on the foundational certificate under learning outcomes.

Modules

Assessment of Learning in Digital Environments

Learn methodologies for assessing learning (both outcomes and competencies) in digital learning contexts using a variety of formative and summative assessment strategies.

Accessibility and Inclusivity in Digital Learning

Explore UDL, accessibility, equity and inclusion in learning

Multimedia Production for Learning

Prepare to develop instructional multimedia, including video, audio, and animation for learning.

Evaluation of Design Efficacy

Study the process of design evaluation and iteration using common criteria and rubrics (such asOSCQR, Quality Matters, and OLC) to assess the efficacy of digital learning design.

Capstone

Complete a real-world instructional design project that synthesizes everything you’ve learned and demonstrates your capacity. The learners will be encouraged to identify their project at the beginning of the advanced certificate. Capstone students will receive expert feedback from the instructor as well as input from their fellow certificate program students.

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