Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Instructional Design, Certificate (0418)

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Program Coordinator

Janet L. Tassell,, (270) 745-5306

Program Contact
Rachael Lee,, (270) 745-2819

The Certificate in Instructional Design provides preparation in the principles and strategies of instructional design to enhance the competence of practitioners in designing effective and efficient instruction and training for students and employees in schools, government agencies, and private businesses.

The curriculum for the Certificate in Instructional Design includes 6 hours of required courses and 6 hours of restricted electives, for a total of 12 hours.

The curriculum for all Instructional Design courses is modularized (except ID 560 and ID 570).  A student must demonstrate proficiency in each module. All courses will be offered for 3 hours credit (except for Special Topics and Practicum).

Program Admission

Graduate School Admission

Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.

Program Requirements (12 hours)

Required Courses
ID 560Instructional Design Foundations3
ID 570Systematic Instructional Design3
Select two courses from the following: 16
Special Topics in Instructional Design
Practicum in Instructional Design
Improvement Analysis in the Workplace
Management of Instructional Systems
Training Design and Development
Distance Education Opportunities and Challenges
Trends and Issues in Instructional Design
Multimedia Design
Other related course with advisor's approval
Total Hours12

 No more than 3 hours between ID 575 and ID 590.