Ohio University

Instructional Design Certificate

Online Teaching Knowledge and Skills

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Program Code: ND8164

We have designed the Instructional Design Certificate to build your instructional design skills. Higher education requires instructional design skills and experience to support faculty. K12 is following this trend and industry has long been at the forefront of integrating designed educational experiences into their training systems. We offer the IDC in a 100% online format to optimize flexibility and convenience for participants from a broad geographic area. The program serves those who desire to transition into the field of instructional design. We have designed the certificate for individuals from a variety 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. Many certificate holders pursue opportunities in government, education, and industry. The Professional Instructional Design Certificate prepares professionals with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to work independently and collaboratively in this fast-growing occupation.

Those interested in job prospects in the instructional design field may benefit from reviewing this report from Intentional Futures. With specific regard to higher education, this article may be helpful, The Quest for Great Instructional Designers.

Instructional Design Certificate Courses Credits
EDCT 6030 Principles of Instructional Design 4

EDCT 6EDCT 6012 Teaching and Learning Online


EDCT 6901 - Workshop in Computer Education: Special Topics     1

Completion of the program earns participants 9 semester hours of graduate credit, all of which 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. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants should submit an online non-degree application, official transcripts, and the $35 application fee and select ND8164. Classes begin at the beginning of each semester (including summer). Please note: Recommendation letters are not a requirement for admission to the certificate program. Individuals are encouraged to apply early as enrollment is limited.


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For more information, contact:

Dr. Greg Kessler,
Program Coordinator 
302L McCracken Hall