Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design Overview Drexel's accredited online Instructional Design graduate certificate program is designed to prepare professionals to effectively and efficiently design learning environments using a variety of media. This includes those preparing to be instructional designers, teachers, and other learning design professionals for PK-12 education, adult education, and workplace training. You'll learn about the five phases of systematic instructional design: analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation, along with newer process models and rapid prototyping to meet the demands of just-in-time learning and reduced budgets. The certificate specifically addresses the needs of the millennial learner and collaborative, networked communities. You're encouraged to integrate your professional experiences and engage co-learners from other environments in their explorations.You will learn to:Create effective learning artifacts using a variety of media and methods including social media via mobile devices Design an effective instructional development plan that meets the needs of various stakeholders Collaborate with and lead a team of talented contributors to create an instructional product resulting in an effective and efficient outcomeDesign and integrate virtual community processes into learning environmentsDesign effective learning experiences for online and blended students using tools and methods specific to these environmentsApply knowledge from the quickly evolving field of learning science to the design processCreate effective technology-enhanced instruction that includes analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluationRecognize and adapt learning environments, tools, methods, and strategies to engage and optimize learning for disabled populationsNegotiate an effective instructional design and development initiative that meets the needs of a real clientPlan, develop, evaluate, and manage the rapid design/development of effective instructional materialsProgram FeaturesA flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal scheduleNamed one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” preparing today’s educators by U.S. News & World ReportA highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmatesState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Core Courses EDLT 532Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience3.0or EDLT 533 Designing Virtual CommunitiesEDLT 536Learning Sciences and Instructional Design3.0EDLT 550Introduction to Instructional Design3.0EDLT 554Learning with Social Media and Mobiles3.0EDLT 811Designing and Developing Multimedia Applications For Learning3.0ELL 502E-Learning Technologies3.0ELL 504Learning Technologies & Disabilities3.0Capstone Courses EDAM 728Research Methodology for Action Research3.0EDAM 740Action Research Project3.0Total Credits27.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendation (professional or academic)Personal Statement (500 - 750 words) describing your interest in the program. Specifically: How the program relates to your previous educational and professional activitiesIf changing course, why you are moving in this new direction with your educational goalsHow the program relates to your current line of workHow you plan to apply the program to your future goalsAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $921 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1228 per credit) This program is eligible for Financial Aid.Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.