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Advanced Certificate in Instructional Design

This certificate is for learning professionals who want to hone their instructional design, facilitation, consultation, or project management skills. Students who complete this certificate program go on to take the lead in conceptualizing and producing a wide variety of learning interventions, from self-paced “overview” tutorials to complex electronic performance systems to podcasts and vodcasts. Students tend to have high-level roles in the learning enterprise, no matter the setting in which they happen to work (K-12, higher education, business, nonprofit, military, government).

Prerequisites for Admission
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (with a grade point average of at least 2.85 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted) (with a grade point average of at least 2.85 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted)
  • Formal application to Learning Design and Technology. Please visit admission requirements for more information: https://jms.sdsu.edu/admissions/ldt_admissions_requirements
Program of Study
To earn a Certificate in Instructional Design, students must complete a minimum of 12 units and maintain a 3.0 (B) grade point average (earning no less than a “C” in any class).

Required (two courses - 6 units):
  • LDT 540 - Educational Technology
  • LDT 544 - Advanced Instructional Design
Electives (6 units)

Six units from LDT courses numbered at the 600- and 700-levels only, as approved by the graduate adviser. Please note that LDT 690 and LDT 795 do not count toward certificate electives. Also, note that classes taken for the Advanced Certificate in Instructional Design do not count toward the master’s degree in Learning Design and Technology once the certificate is earned.

Potential electives include:
  • LDT 630 - Mobile Application Development for Learning
  • LDT 640 - Psychology of Technology-Based Learning
  • LDT 670 - Exploratory Learning Through Simulation and Games
  • LDT 671 - Learning Environment Design
  • LDT 684 - Management of Educational Technology
  • LDT 685 - Performance Technology
  • LDT 700 - Seminar in Learning Design and Technology
  • LDT 775 - Directed Internship (requires Graduate Advisor approval)
  • LDT 798 - Special Study (requires Graduate Advisor approval)