Bottom-line driven companies and budget-conscious nonprofits expect measurable outcomes for their training dollars. Oregon State’s online instructional design graduate certificate offers you the skills to add value to any organization by elevating the effectiveness of its educational programs.

Instructional designers work anywhere learning or training occurs including in the corporate, nonprofit, academic and government sectors. Whether you design, develop or deliver instruction, a career in instructional design is diverse, fun and dynamic.

By earning this certificate, you’ll gain an edge over others in fields such as higher education, health care and technology by acquiring the skills to implement learning tactics and instructional strategies.

A rising need for instructional designers:

Instructional designers are in high demand, and this certificate will prepare you for a variety of opportunities to develop and deliver education or training in online, hybrid and face-to-face formats.

A recent market analysis revealed that employer demand for bachelor’s-level instructional design professionals increased 18 percent nationwide from 2013 to 2017. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also cites a “faster than average” national growth rate for training and development specialists between now and 2028.

Sample job titles for instructional design certificate-holders:

  • Instructional designer

  • Technical trainer

  • Online learning support specialist

  • Development specialist

  • Program coordinator

  • Higher education, secondary, early childhood and special education

  • Curriculum and instruction

  • Professional development and training

  • Leadership

  • Research

  • Multimedia development 

  • User experience design

Tap into OSU’s career services

An added benefit is that you’ll have access to Oregon State’s Career Development Center, which provides valuable resources to help you find lifelong career success and meaningful employment in a diverse world.

For more information, contact:

Lindsay Andrews
Adult & Higher Education Program Lead
[email protected] 
(541) 737-3574