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Instructional Design

Are you interested in a dynamic career where you can make a difference in people's lives through education? Consider BGSU's  instructional design graduate certificate! With this program, you can gain the skills and knowledge necessary to design engaging and effective learning experiences that meet the needs of learners in diverse settings.   This can be completed as a stand-alone certificate or pursued as the first four courses of the Master's of Education degree in Instructional Design and Technology

Program benefits

  • Six start dates throughout the year
  • Seven-week courses
  • 100 percent online
  • Advance your career
  • Enhance your credentials
  • Advance your professional knowledge

Online teaching and learning is here to stay and Instructional Designers are critical to the quality of online education. Get ahead of the curve with this graduate certificate in Instructional Design!

Have questions?

Our online enrollment specialists are here for you from registration to graduation. Contact us with questions about applying, financial aid, program details, student support and more. online@bgsu.edu | 419-372-3226


Advance your career

  • Instructional Designer
  • Instructional Technologist
  • University Teaching and Learning Specialists
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Chief Academic Officer
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Consultant
  • Course Design Manager
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Director of Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Director of Instructional Design Librarian
  • Director of Instructional Technology
  • Director of Learning & Performance
  • Director of Learning Design Operations
  • Director of Training & Development
  • Distance Education Specialist
  • EdTech Curriculum Developer
  • Education Program Manager
  • Human Performance Specialist
  • Instructional Design Coordinator
  • Instructional Technology Director
  • Lead or Senior Instructional Designer
  • Learning Development Manager
  • Senior Researcher & Designer
  • Teaching Faculty Within the Field (Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, e-learning, Adult Education, Curriculum & Instruction)
  • Technology Innovation Specialist
  • Training Manager

I wanted to give a BIG THANKS for the courses in Instructional Design I took from you this past year for the certification program. The insights and knowledge has made such a huge difference in my work across the board… from my role as a contract Instructional Design developer to my in-person teaching at CIA.

CIA revamped their LMS this past summer and it gave me the much needed push to also revamp my syllabus. I put my new-found ID certification skills to work and WOW … it’s only midterms here and the difference in my student’s work is just amazing! They are better prepared for class, seem to grasp concepts quicker and more easily, and are way more motivated and engaged than in years past.

Jennifer Minning Grimes

Jennifer Minning Grimes

Visual Communications Specialist & Learning Experience Designer, Nektar Designs

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BGSU College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering

You will be enrolled in and receive your graduate certificate from the College of Technology Architecture and Applied Engineering

Updated: 01/29/2024 04:53PM