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Instructional Design Professional Certificate


Online Teaching Knowledge and Skills

The Professional Instructional Design Certificate (PIDC) is designed to build your online teaching knowledge and skills. Increasingly, higher education is requiring online teaching skills and experience as a prerequisite for faculty; K12 is following this trend and industry has long been at the forefront of integrating online instruction into their training systems. The PIDC is offered in a 100% online format to optimize flexibility and convenience for participants from a broad geographic area with diverse professional experiences and widely varying schedules. The program serves individuals with the desire to transition into or expand their knowledge of instructional design applied to online learning. It is designed for individuals from a diversity of backgrounds who seek to design instruction for their specific area of expertise as well as those who wish to focus on online learning in general in order to pursue some of the innumerable opportunities in government, education and industry. The program prepares participants to design and develop theory-driven instructional materials and strategies for online learning environments. The Professional Instructional Design Certificate provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and experiences to work independently and collaboratively as leaders in their field.

Completion of the program earns participants 14 semester hours of graduate credit, which up to 12 hours can be applied as progress toward a Master of Education in Computer Education and Technology degree or up to 8 hours may be used toward meeting requirements of the doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Technology degree at Ohio University. (note: Applicants to these degree programs must meet all requirements for acceptance.)
Applicants should submit an online application, official transcripts, and the $35 application fee. 
Individuals interested in applying should contact Robin Boyd, Certificate Coordinator, at Individuals are encouraged to apply early as positions are limited.
Click here to apply (you will need to apply in a Non-degree status by selecting the Professional Instructional Design Certificate ND8164 program code). Please note: Recommendation letters are not a requirement for admission to the Instructional Design Professional Series. 
For more information about tuition and fees, visit the Office of the Bursar site.