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Instructional Design Foundations, C.A.S.

The C.A.S. program in Instructional Design Foundations helps professionals advance their knowledge in designing instructional materials for use across a variety of platforms and delivery methods.

This program in the Department of Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation provides a strong foundation in designing effective and efficient instructional materials, as well as their development, implementation, analysis, and evaluation. Roles in digital instruction, human performance evaluation, and educational technologies are some of the fastest growing in the United States. Many courses in this program are taught online, providing you a 360-degree view (instructor, designer, and learner) of the digital instruction setting while you learn.

Many of our C.A.S. students complete this program part time while also working, and find an immediate benefit to their jobs and careers from this specialized program. Graduates work in business, healthcare, media, higher education, social services, nonprofit, and government areas as instructional designers, curriculum specialists, and training supports. Courses in the C.A.S. can also be transferred into a future M.S. or Ph.D. in Instructional Design, Development and 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 Contacts

Jing Lei, Chair of IDD&E; Professor
jlei@syr.edu|315.443.1362
Jing Lei
Rebecca Pettit, Office Coordinator
rrpettit@syr.edu|315.443.3703
Speranza Migliore, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
smiglior@syr.edu|315.443.2505