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Graduate Credential in Instructional Design

The ability to design instructional content is a highly marketable skill in today’s rapidly changing workplace. Instructional design is one of the most popular areas within the workplace learning and performance industry. This credential develops expertise in the design, delivery and evaluation of learning interventions that improve performance. Courses are mapped to American Society for Training and Development competencies and blend current theory with best practices to ensure that this highly relevant curriculum transfers immediately to the workplace. The credential in Instructional Design is ideal for both those who are currently working in the field who would benefit from a formal education and those who plan to enter the field.

Classes are taught by a dedicated group of full-time professors and industry leaders who use analytical and creative approaches in a highly energizing, constructivist format. Courses are mapped to Association for Talent Development (ADT formerly ASTD)competencies to ensure that this highly relevant curriculum transfers immediately to the workplace. Five courses are combined to create this comprehensive program.


Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited institution with an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A written statement of academic and professional goals and a current resume are required. For additional information, contact the Graduate Program in Training and Development.


Click here to view requirements prior to fall 2014.

Five courses (15 credit hours) are required.

  • TRDV 400 Introduction to Training and Development
  • TRDV 411 Instructional Methods & Delivery
  • TRDV 429 Program Planning and Development
  • TRDV 451 Instructional Systems Design 1
  • TRDV 470 Instructional Systems Design 2

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