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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)
  • Verbal GRE Score of 155
  • Quantitative GRE Score of 144
  • Analytical GRE Score of 4.5
  • Formal application to the university, and a formal application to the School of Journalism & Media Studies
Program of Study
To earn a Certificate in Instructional Design, students must complete a minimum of 18 units and maintain a 3.0 (B) grade point average (earning no less than a “C” in any class).

Required (two courses - 6 units):
Electives (12 units)

12 units from LDT courses numbered at the 600- and 700-levels only, as approved by the graduate adviser. Please note that LDT 690, ED 795A and ED 795B 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: