ID GRADUATE CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM
The coursework in Oregon State’s online, 20-credit Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design focuses on proven and emerging instructional strategies, providing knowledge you can immediately apply in the workplace.
The certificate curriculum is guided by the Academy of Human Resource Development standards. You’ll learn from faculty who teach instructional design courses related to adult education and professional training and bring real-world experience to the classroom.
For complete curriculum details, please visit Oregon State’s academic catalog.
Each new cohort of students begins in fall term and will follow this course plan:
1. Apply learning theories through the use of instructional technology
2. Evaluate the diverse needs and characteristics of adult learners
3. Create educational and training opportunities in diverse settings
As a student in this program, you'll gain a broad skill set that you'll be able to flex in a professional capacity.
Apply models and frameworks in design
Integrate new software
Write instructional documentation
Design visual elements
Align assets to instructional or training goals
Evaluate analytics in decision-making
Train and teach others
Test and troubleshoot digital content and tools
Creatively solve teaching and learning challenges
Advocate for student-centered and inclusive design
Credits you earn in this graduate certificate are transferrable to OSU's online master’s degree (Ed.M.) in adult and higher education. Successful completion of the certificate or its courses does not guarantee admission to the Ed.M. program.
Adult & Higher Education Program Lead