Certificate Programs

These short certificate programs are designed to provide foundational knowledge and competence to those professionals not necessarily interested in a Master's degree. A detailed description for each program can be found in the IDD&E Student Handbook (.pdf).

FULLY ONLINE Certificate in Designing Digital Instruction - 15 credits + portfolio

A growing number of professionals outside of educational contexts find themselves in positions related to training and professional development, requiring knowledge about how to design effective and efficient instruction, especially instruction that takes advantage of the affordances of digital technologies. This certificate provides professionals with the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in the area of instructional design and learning with digital technologies

  • IDE 611 Technologies in Instructional Settings
  • IDE 756 Design of Online Courses
  • IDE 761 Strategies in Educational Project Management
  • IDE 737 Advanced Instructional Design
  • Elective chosen from:
    • IDE 764 Planned Change and Innovation
    • IDE 771 Methods and Techniques for Teaching Adults
    • IDE 656 Computers as Critical Thinking Tools
    • IDE 772 Educational Technologies in International Settings
  • Portfolio of digital projects and self-reflections on their work and experience

Certificate in Educational Technology - 15 credits

Teachers, trainers and other professional practitioners may advance their knowledge and skills in the area of instructional systems, learning environments and performance technology. This certificate program addresses core competencies of professional trainers, training managers, instructional designers, and technology coordinators, and more.

  • IDE 611 Technologies for Instructional Settings
  • IDE 621 Principles of Instruction and Learning
  • IDE 631 Instructional Design & Development I
  • IDE 641 Techniques in Educational Evaluation
  • Choose from:
    • IDE 651 Message Design
    • IDE 656 Computers as Critical Thinking Tools

Certificate in Instructional Design Foundations - 12 credits

Professionals may advance their knowledge and skills in the area of instructional design and learning.  Students completing this certificate program will acquire the competencies needed to design effective and efficient instruction, whether the context is business and industry, higher education, non-profits and social services organizations, government and military, healthcare and insurance, or media.

  • IDE 621 Principles of Instruction and Learning
  • IDE 631 Instructional Design & Development I
  • IDE 632 Instructional Design & Development II
  • IDE 641 Techniques in Educational Evaluation

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit the Gainful Employment website.

Program Contact

Rebecca Pettit, Office Coordinator
260 Huntington Hall
315.443.3703
rrpettit@syr.edu

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