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Instructional Design Certificate Online

Online Teaching Knowledge and Skills

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Program Code: CTPIND

We have designed the Instructional Design Certificate to build your instructional technology skills. Higher education requires instructional design skills and experience to support faculty. K-12 education 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 technology. 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.

For those interested in job prospects in the instructional design field in higher education, this article may be helpful, The Quest for Great Instructional Designers."

Term Instructional Design Certificate Courses Credits
Fall EDCT 6012 Teaching and Learning Online 4
Fall EDCT 6030 Principles of Instructional Design 4

EDCT 6901 - Workshop in Computer Education: Special Topics 


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 at Ohio University. 

Tuition and Fees

Please check out the Bursar's website for the latest information. Please note that as a non-degree program, the certificate is not eligible for federal financial aid. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants should submit an online non-degree application, official transcripts, and the $35 application fee and select CTPIND.  Classes start at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Ohio University employees interested in this program for fall must apply by March 15, 2021.

Please note: Recommendation letters are not a requirement for admission to the certificate program. As well, no GRE is required. Individuals are encouraged to apply early as enrollment is limited.

PLEASE NOTE: If a student is already enrolled in another graduate program at OHIO, please complete the Application for Update of Graduate Academic Program form for admission.  The major code you should use is CTPIDC when requesting to add the program to your graduate studies.


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For more information, contact:

Dr. Jesse Strycker,
Program Coordinator 
Patton Hall 302J
740.597.3373 or