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Instructional Design and Technology Certificate

Reach your career goals by attaining a certificate in Instructional Design and Technology

With an increased demand for qualified adult educators, the certificate can help you obtain a certificate intended to increase the knowledge and competence in designing and developing educational programs that are mediated by technology for adult learners in a variety of areas that include community-based education, workplace learning, human resources, healthcare education and higher education.

The certificate in Instructional Design and Technology offers convenience and flexibility by being able to complete the entire certificate online. Courses are offered in an online (web) format for students who have additional commitments such as child and family care and/or demanding work schedules. The online (web) format follows the same rigorous curricula as on-campus options, leading to similar advancement opportunities for our graduates. The certificate offers rolling admissions so interested students can apply at any time and if accepted, enroll in courses any semester. In addition, the majority of our courses can be taken in any sequence, which allows you to take coursework on your preferred timeline.

Time to Complete: You can graduate with the certificate within three semesters by taking two courses each semester. Students who need more time for personal and/or professional reasons have the flexibility to complete the certificate within a timeframe that meets their needs.

Credits: 5 courses totaling 15 credits

Cost: Current CSU Graduate tuition costs can be found on the Bursar's website.

Program Highlights


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Career Outcomes and Job Opportunities

The certificate in Instructional Design and Technology focuses on professionals who are interested in designing and developing educational programs that are mediated by technology. This includes educators who are engaged in online instruction in higher education, training, and development, or community-based education geared toward adult learners. Emphasis will be on adult learning theories, online learning, instructional design, and program evaluation.

Individuals who are interested in designing and developing educational programs that are mediated by technology should choose the certificate and/or master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology. This includes educators who are engaged in online instruction in higher education, training, and development, or community-based education geared toward adult learners. Emphasis will be on adult learning theories, online learning, instructional design, and program evaluation.

Students who choose the instructional design and technology specialization may pursue a career as a(n):

Course Title Credits
ALD 631 Group Dynamics for Educational Leadership 3 Credits
ALD 663 Planning Programs for Adult Learners 3 Credits
ALD 664 Teaching Methods for Adult Learners 3 Credits
ETE 690 Designing Online Instruction 3 Credits
ETE 691 eLearning Tools and Techniques 3 Credits

Admission Requirements:

  1. Bachelor's degree
  2. Apply for admission to Cleveland State University.

Interested students should fill out the Request Information form and indicate their preference for the Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology.

For more information, visit https://levin.csuohio.edu/casal/instructional-design-and-technology

For program information contact:

Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning
Cleveland State University
2485 Euclid Avenue, JH 275
Cleveland, OH 44115
216.687.4613
casal@csuohio.edu

Learning Methodology

Students take five required courses (15 credit hours) that help enhance skills in:

Coursework consists of student-centered approaches to teaching and learning. This includes collaborative learning opportunities and discussions, critical reflection, and research projects that focus on real world application of course content. Our certificate encourages in-depth and challenging learning environment which can be applied to one’s immediate and future work and life context.


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Faculty

Our faculty are accomplished in the field of adult education, higher education, workplace learning, and healthcare education. They have published books, have numerous articles published in top tier journals, and presented at international and national conferences.

Our scholar–practitioners are here to help you succeed by providing a supportive learning environment within the classroom setting as well as through mentoring outside the classroom. Faculty are available face-to-face and virtually to help you meet your educational and career goals through advising and mentoring experiences.


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