Instructional and Learning Design Certificate

Get certified to create education and training programs for the adult learner in professional and academic environments.

UMass Boston’s Instructional and Learning Design Certificate focuses on the creation of education and training programs for adults in both professional and academic environments. It’s designed for educational professionals, corporate training specialists, librarians, and other educational design mavens who want to hone their skills and add a certification to their résumé. Explore cutting-edge learning technologies and develop a strong foundation in corresponding design theories and evaluation methods. Apply these skills to virtually any field — from sales to engineering to professional development. You have the option to continue on for an additional two semesters to earn a full Instructional Design MEd.

This graduate certificate focuses specifically on design, assessment and evaluation considerations of instruction. As well, this certificate addresses learning theory and other design elements required in training and education. The content of this certificate is applied across all education and training arenas that involve adult learners, including higher education institutes, corporate associations and health care industries. You'll gain the foundational knowledge and skills needed to be a successful instructional design specialist across a variety of settings. 

The Graduate Certificate in Instructional & Learning Design is for training and educational professionals practicing instructional design that have a firm grasp on current learning technologies but without formal training in relevant learning theories and methods.  This Certificate augments the learning technology experience educational professionals may already possess with a strong foundation in adult learning theory, effective design principles, and sound methods of evaluation. The Instructional and Learning Design Certificate equips you with necessary knowledge to design, develop, implement, and assess learning interventions based on expertise in your field.

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