Professional Certificate in Instructional Design
The Professional Certificate in Instructional Design (PIND) graduate professional certificate provides a strong foundation in instructional design as well as the tools and perspective needed for flexible career paths and continuing professional development in the fast-evolving field. It prepares students to become generalist instructional designers equipped to work in a variety of industries and professional settings, including education and business environments.
Rather than focusing on a narrower area of specialization within the field, such as learning technologies, PIND delivers a breadth of foundational knowledge and skills in different areas. It prepares instructional designers to work with technical specialists as well as subject matter experts and also empowers them to develop more specialized interests as they grow in their profession.
The 18-credit hour certificate includes courses offered in 8-week sessions in a fully online format with evening synchronous meetings. Upon completing the certificate, students can apply for admission into the MPS in Instructional Design program, where their six graduate-level PIND certificate courses will count toward that graduate degree’s requirements.