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Professional Certificate in Instructional Design

This graduate certificate provides a strong foundation in instructional design as well as the tools and perspective needed for flexible career paths and continuing professional development in the field.  It will prepare students to become generalist instructional designers who are equipped to work in a variety of fields and professional settings, including both education and business environments. It provides a breadth of foundational knowledge and skills in different areas, rather than a focus on a narrower area of specialization within the field, such as learning technologies. It will prepare instructional designers to work with technical specialists as well as subject matter experts and allow them to develop more specialized interests as they grow in their profession.

This certificate builds upon a four-course, twelve-credit hour Foundations of Instructional Design Certificate (FIND) and courses can be applied toward the MPS in Instructional Design. The Professional Certificate in Instructional Design* can also be paired with a master’s degree in another field to qualify a candidate to be hired as an instructional designer.

To learn more about state and international authorization of programs, please refer to our State and International Authorization page. To learn more about the accreditation of Loyola University Chicago and its schools, as well as information about professional licensure, visit our Accreditation page.