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Looking to develop additional competencies in a specific field of education? Kaplan University’s master’s-level certificate programs in the School of Graduate Education are designed for motivated educational professionals like you. Earning a certificate could help you meet the qualifications to advance within your field, or pursue a career in a new field of education.* The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design for Organizations is designed to prepare you to design, develop, and evaluate instructional programs, materials, and media in corporate and military environments.The certificate program includes four courses from the Master of Science in Higher Education and Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology curricula. Courses focus on analyzing learning needs, designing and developing instructional programs and materials, and evaluating the effectiveness of training interventions.The program consists of a minimum of 21 quarter credit hours. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a certificate.
The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design for Organizations provides you with the opportunity to:
Access gainful employment information, including program length, tuition costs, financing options, and success rates.
A graduate certificate from Kaplan University could qualify you for a number of careers in the field, including instructional coordinator, curriculum specialist, and training positions in corporate and military settings.†
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Kaplan University degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Kaplan University.
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Online Start Date
Dec 17, 2014
This course presents the knowledge and skills necessary to identify training and/or instructional problems and potential solutions. Students explore the advantages and disadvantages of multiple techniques for performing a needs assessment. Students develop skills and collect resources related to the selection and use of analysis methods. They will conduct a needs analysis and submit a report in an education or training context. Students also consider evaluation taxonomies and models, tools and techniques, and develop an evaluation strategy for an instructional program.
Total Program Credits: 21
This course provides the knowledge and skills
required to develop instructional materials for an instructor-led
training scenario as approved by the instructor. This training
scenario will provide the context and focus for the materials.
Each student will create a series of print-based instructional
materials for this scenario considering best practices and
design and development guidelines.
In this application-based course, students will discuss trends and issues of eLearning content development and explore similarities and differences among eLearning authoring tools and methods. They will learn how to develop original content with a variety of authoring tools and software applications and to repurpose existing material with reusable learning objects (RLOs) and content repositories. Interface layout standards, accessibility and SCORM/AICC compliance, and collaborative environments are explored. They will consider technical and development requirements for eLearning delivered through multiple learning channels including online and mobile platforms. Students will create a design document and instructional module in this course.
This course presents activities related to the
design of a learning application. Students explore advantages and
disadvantages of multiple learning environments and content
delivery technologies. They will develop a plan for an
individualized learning project that includes a template for
design of a specific environment. Course topics include education
and communication theory, course and content delivery methods,
asynchronous and synchronous technologies, multimedia design,
usability testing, and integration of multimedia objects within
instructional programs and systems.
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
Some programs have additional associated fees that are not included in the price of tuition. Click here or check with an Admissions Advisor for more information.
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Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of their program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an admissions advisor. Not all programs are available for enrollment at Kaplan University Learning Centers.
Learn more about grants and Kaplan University Scholarships and that may help reduce the cost of your education.
Kaplan University tuition reductions (including active-duty, spouse, and veterans military tuition rates; scholarships; grants; vouchers; and alumni and alliance reductions) cannot be combined.
Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for active-duty servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.
This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.
* Kaplan University makes no representations or warranties as to whether the program meets the specific requirements for any individual state or school system for pay increase purposes or career advancement. Kaplan University encourages its students to independently research the requirements in any state or school system in which they intend to seek a pay increase or a promotion. This certificate will not lead to a teacher certification or an endorsement in any field.
† Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.