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.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/19/2021


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.

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 instructional design and performance improvement skills will I earn?

 

This instructional design certificate online prepares learning professionals to further or shift their career in training and development, learning design or instructional design. This program will prepare you to design, develop, deploy and manage training, learning and instruction through the use of technology. You’ll gain skills and experiences with various e-learning platforms.

This program focuses on the theories and practices of instructional design which are predominantly oriented toward adult learners. The information covered in this program is not useful or appropriate for K-12 classroom teachers. Educators who may have 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. Students coming into this program without prior work experience will be equipped to qualify for entry level jobs in this field.

Will I be certified as an instructional designer or human performance improvement professional?

 

While there is no formal certification through this program, this is a field that’s continuing to grow and will provide an array of career opportunities. The field of instructional and learning design is continuing to expand as organizations seek to develop more of their training in online and hybrid formats.

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.

Students will choose one elective course from the two options below.


Required

Foundations of Learning Design and Technologies


Required

Design and Development of Instruction


Required

Design of Effective Communication


Required

Issues in Online and Distance Education


Elective

Modalities of Learning


Elective

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. Students completing this certificate program broaden their instructional and learning design expertise for future advancement in their fields including:

Curriculum developer

Distance or blended learning professional

Instructional designer

Instructional technologist

Learning designer

LMS administrator

Online learning specialist

Online training manager

Technology integration specialist

Learn from trainers and educational designers in diverse industries

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Learn from trainers and educational designers in diverse industries

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

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.

Application requirements

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Join one of the best colleges of education in the nation

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. ASU is ranked #17 in the world in the subject area of education, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. According to U.S. News & World Report, 2021, our college ranks in the top 15 best online graduate programs in the nation.

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