Online Instructional Designer Certificate

The Online Instructional Designer Certificate is a fully web-based, 12-hour, accelerated graduate program designed to prepare individuals interested in working as online instructors or instructional design professionals in K-12, higher education, and corporate settings. Graduates of this program will be able to apply various instructional design processes and hands-on skills to design and blueprint an online course, create it, and evaluate it for efficacy.

Apply Now Continue Your Application
Educational Leadership instructor smiling while holding paper and a pen

About the Program

The Online Instructional Designer Certificate is a fully Web-based, graduate-level, non-degree program in the area of instructional design with an emphasis on designing instructional solutions for online delivery. Graduates of this program will be able to apply proven instructional systems design principles and practices to systematically design and develop effective online instruction. They will be able to design, develop, and facilitate high quality and engaging online instruction in their courses or work as online instructional designers in K-12, higher education, and corporate settings. All of the courses from this graduate certificate program are fully transferable into the Master of Education in Educational Technology.

Contact Us

Courses

This course uses an instructional systems design model to guide the student in systematically developing effective Instruction. Theoretical and practical issues in instructional systems design are examined. Other instructional design models are introduced.
This course provides the teacher/trainer with the skills and conceptual knowledge for instructional design and development of student-centered learning activities in learning environments. The course also addresses critical issues in the instructional design and development process, including effective modifications of instruction that uses advanced technologies for special needs students, and mentoring other faculty members.
This course examines the cognitive domains of learning and the corresponding research in web-based multimedia. It provides a theoretical construct by which distance educators can infuse learner-centered principles and examine the possibilities for streaming media in online education.
This course uses an instructional systems design model to guide the student in systematically developing effective Instruction. Theoretical and practical issues in instructional systems design are examined. Other instructional design models are introduced.
This course provides the teacher/trainer with the skills and conceptual knowledge for instructional design and development of student-centered learning activities in learning environments. The course also addresses critical issues in the instructional design and development process, including effective modifications of instruction that uses advanced technologies for special needs students, and mentoring other faculty members.
This course examines the cognitive domains of learning and the corresponding research in web-based multimedia. It provides a theoretical construct by which distance educators can infuse learner-centered principles and examine the possibilities for streaming media in online education.
This course concentrates on the development and utilization of hypermedia and multimedia in education. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to develop an interactive instruction by utilizing audiovisual technologies and computer-based/Web-based technologies in a meaningful, educational context.
This course addresses the development of instruction for e-learning environments. Learners will use a research-based rationale for the selection and utilization of technologies for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating instruction using an open source courseware management system. Learners will also explore the potential of 3-D virtual environments for instructional applications.
This is the capstone course for the E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program. Students are expected to apply previously learned skills and knowledge to plan and manage an e-learning project in a real-life context.
This course concentrates on the development and utilization of hypermedia and multimedia in education. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to develop an interactive instruction by utilizing audiovisual technologies and computer-based/Web-based technologies in a meaningful, educational context.
This course addresses the development of instruction for e-learning environments. Learners will use a research-based rationale for the selection and utilization of technologies for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating instruction using an open source courseware management system. Learners will also explore the potential of 3-D virtual environments for instructional applications.
This is the capstone course for the E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program. Students are expected to apply previously learned skills and knowledge to plan and manage an e-learning project in a real-life context.

All of the courses from this graduate certificate program are fully transferable into the Master of Education in Educational Technology.
View Complete List of Courses and Descriptions

Calendar

Start Date

Application Priority Deadline

Registration and Payment Deadline

Class Ends


Tuition & Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Total Program Cost

Per Credit Hour

Per 3-Credit-Course

*We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change.

 


Admissions

Please review all the admission requirements for the Online Instructional Designer Certificate degree program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 1-833-887-4842.

Admissions Criteria

Online Application

Submit your application online.

Official Transcript

Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities

GPA

3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)