List of Schools
Graduate Certificates in Instructional Design (or Instructional Technology) are becoming widely popular and are often the degree of choice for educators looking to further their education and gain the tools needed to succeed. Many universities are now offering Curriculum Design programs (see image) that can be fully completed online, thus giving teaching professionals the course objectives needed to helps them study around their busy schedule.
1) Roosevelt University: Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design. This university is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), and offers a program that requires the completion of only five courses. The cost is $737 per hour, plus $150 for general fees each semester.
2) George Washington University: Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design. This is a 15-credit certificate program offered by a university regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Tuition and fees are $1,118 for the 2009-2010 academic year.
3) University of North Dakota: Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design & Technology with Emphasis in K-12 or Corporate Training. This university is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is affordable with its $297.49 - $397.49 per credit cost.
4) University of Wisconsin-Stout: Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design. This program requires the completion of only four courses; each is worth three graduate credits. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools (NCA), and the tuition is an affordable $360 per graduate credit for 2009-2010.
5) University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC): Joint Certificate: E-Learning and Instructional Design. This certificate program requires students to enroll in courses from 2 schools:
· UMUC - offers distance education and technology, and
· UMBC - offers instructional design and course development
Students are required to complete only four 3-hour courses. The university is regionally accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSCHE). Tuition varies according to students' residency: $428 per credit - for both active-duty military and spouses, and Maryland residents, and $659 per credit - for nonresidents to Maryland.