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Instructional Design Certificates

These stand-alone certificates can lead to the Master of Science in Instructional Design as stackable credentials.

Instructional Design Foundations Certificate

This certificate will give students a thorough understanding of the learning process and learning theories and the foundational elements to instructional design in terms of design principles, including universal design and accessibility needs with course design. This certificate is designed for any individual interested in how to structure inclusive pedagogy for any audience as the overall process of instructional design, regardless of whether for online or in-person learning.


Learning Assessments Certificate

This certificate is designed for any individual interested in measuring learning with assessments. Students will learn how to link assessment techniques to their outcomes, how to interpret assessment data, and how assessment in online learning may differ from traditional assessment approaches used in the brick and mortar settings.


Instructional Design Technology Certificate

This certificate will delve into the actual process of incorporating technology tools into the learning process. Students will focus on current technologies, including how and when to use them to improve student learning.


Instructional Design Facilitation Certificate

Instructional designers often work with multiple parties in the development of training and learning materials. This certificate emphasizes the importance of strong project management skills, techniques with offering trainings in multiple modality formats, and increased experiences with advance media tools.



 Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree earned from a regionally accredited institution, evidenced by a transcript.
  • Validated minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or 2.75 GPA in last sixty hours). Students below 2.75 will be considered for provisional acceptance.
  •  Complete the application for admission.

Submit the Following:

  • Include a statement of purpose with application that addresses:
  1. The student’s interest in the program, including the identification of short-term and long-term career goals
  2. The skills and experiences the student will contribute to the program
  3. Expectations the student has of the program
  • professional resume
  • Provide two references (academic or professional) who will complete an online recommendation form
  • Transcript from institution where bachelor's degree was earned

Why Grand View?

  • Online program
  • Accelerated courses
  • Able to complete program within 12 months
  • embeds learning for audiences beyond education
  • stackable credentials
  • Students learn multiple design models, including ADDIE
  • Many software tools are embedded in within the program, broadening student skillsets
  • Students complete a capstone project as well as a portfolio as part of the program, giving them work products to share with potential employers
  • Students are prepared for instructional design roles within education as well as corporate.
  • Program embeds electives including Project Management, giving students an opportunity to learn Scrum techniques.

Did You Know?

Employment of training and development specialists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.

About 35,400 openings for training and development specialists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics