Online Instructional Design and Performance Improvement Grad Certificate
Ready to propel your career as a professional in a learning design or training and development setting? As a student in this graduate certificate in instructional design and performance improvement, you’ll examine learning theories and how to apply instructional design principles to a variety of industries.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 5
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 15
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What is performance improvement and instructional design?
Instructional design is essentially the creation of instructional plans and materials. It combines education, psychology and communication to create effective teaching plans and learning solutions for specific groups of learners.
Human performance improvement identifies gaps in the performance of individuals, teams or organizations and finds ways to improve knowledge and skills in ways that close those gaps while improving performance and efficiency.
What skills will I gain in this instructional design certificate online?
This instructional design certificate prepares you to further or shift your career in training and development, learning design or instructional design. Coursework equips you to design, develop, deploy and manage training, learning and instruction through the use of technology and various e-learning platforms.
Please note, this certificate focuses on the theories and practices of instructional design and human performance improvement, which are predominantly oriented toward adult learners. Therefore, the information covered in this program is not useful or appropriate for K-12 classroom teachers. However, educators with a secondary role in their district, such as creating or conducting professional development experiences, or as a technology coordinator or trainer can benefit from this certificate.
Instructional design and performance improvement courses
After completing the coursework in this certificate, you’ll be well positioned to lead learning initiatives by designing online courses, programs or blended learning solutions, coaching faculty or trainers and exploring and developing new learning methods or technologies. You’ll have the opportunity to combine theories learned in your courses to applied projects that can be used in a variety of educational settings. Courses may include:
Design and Development of Instruction
Design of Effective Communication
Foundations of Learning Design and Technologies
Issues in Online and Distance Education
Modalities of Learning
Performance Improvement and Leadership
What can I do with a performance improvement and instructional design certificate?
After completing this certificate, you’ll be well-positioned to work in an educational setting, such as a school district or university, or in an organization training employees or customers. Career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
Apply for your instructional design and performance improvement certificate
Applicants to the instructional design and performance improvement program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
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Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. According to U.S. News & World Report, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is the only U.S. college of education to rank in the top 15 in both on-campus and online graduate education degrees.
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