Help shape the future of learning
As technology continues to influence education, traditional classrooms are being brought online and Fortune 500 organizations are investing heavily in online training resources for employees. This shift has created a demand for professionals with the instructional design expertise needed to research, design and develop effective digital education materials.
The Graduate Certificate in Online Course Design builds the actionable skills and strategies needed to jumpstart your career as an instructional designer. Course work delves first into the many ways people learn before covering best practices for designing effective multimedia courses. As you progress through the program, you will apply this knowledge by creating a model course of your own design.
The Graduate Certificate in Online Course Design can be completed entirely online and allows you to choose a course sequence that best fits your schedule and expectations. This program offers start dates in the spring, summer and fall, and may be completed in as little as one semester based on your sequencing and course availability.
About Online Learning
Flexible scheduling meets world-class education
Online learning with Quinnipiac University delivers the guided educational experience of a traditional, instructor-led environment coupled with the schedule flexibility needed for adult learners to succeed. Innovative teaching methods and asynchronous classes enable students to work at their own pace, while also enjoying peer interaction and a collaborative learning experience to maximize their learning outcomes.
Curriculum and Requirements
Online Course Design Certificate Curriculum
|IDN 525||Instructional Design for Digital Environments||3|
|IDN 529||Educational Media Design Lab||3|
|IDN 532||Design and Development of Online Learning||3|
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To qualify for admission, candidates must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. The ideal candidate will have maintained a 3.0 cumulative GPA and earned no grade lower than a B- in a single class. No prior technical experience is required.
Applications are accepted throughout the year. The admissions committee will review an application once all of the supporting documents are received.
A complete application consists of the following:
- Completed application form
- $45 application fee
- Updated resume
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed
Candidates will also be interviewed either in person or online as appropriate.