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Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design

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At a Glance

If you want to improve your instructional design expertise in a short time, the online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design (GCID) is an excellent way to build your skills and knowledge.

Q: Why take the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design?

A:

As distance education and web-based learning grows and evolves, so too does instructional design. Professional instructional designers and educators with instructional design skills are in demand.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A:

You can take up to 2 years to complete all requirements.

Program Overview

If you want to improve your instructional design expertise in a short time, the online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design (GCID) is an excellent way to build your skills and knowledge.

This Athabasca University program is intended for practitioners who are specifically interested in:

  • applying learning theory to instructional design
  • applying program evaluation concepts in distance education
  • applying current Instructional Systems Design (ISD) models to distance education
  • developing instructional materials in a project-based setting

As GCID courses are part of the Master of Education in Distance Education (MEd) program, you will take your courses with MEd students.

Why take the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design?

As distance education and web-based learning grows and evolves, so too does instructional design. Professional instructional designers and educators with instructional design skills are in demand.

With the GCID, you can upgrade your skills to meet this demand and get a graduate-level credential in 2 years or less.

Program details

The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design is a 9-credit online graduate program. You must complete at least 6 credits through Athabasca University.

There are 3 intakes each year, in September, January, and April.

All courses are online grouped study, with defined start and end dates.

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