The undergraduate certificate in Instructional Design and Delivery focuses on how to develop curriculum and assessment for adult learners within online, face-to-face, and hybrid learning environments. In this online program, you will study leading theories and concepts of curriculum design, while learning to organize effective instruction that challenges and involves adult learners in ways that meet their diverse needs. Courses address topics such as pedagogy versus andragogy; organizing and managing adult learner instruction; creating courses, syllabi, objectives, and engaging activities; basics of curriculum and program evaluation; inclusiveness and accommodations; and assessment.

This concentrated, 6-course program is intended for undergraduate students who wish to further their knowledge in instructional design and teaching adult learners in academic settings and corporate/military training contexts without committing to a degree program.

Note: This program is not designed to prepare educators for work in K-12 public school settings and is not a degree program that would lead to state-level teaching certification.

Certificate Objectives

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective professional and personal communication skills.
  • Design curriculum for adult learning contexts.
  • Use effective classroom management approaches in adult learning contexts.
  • Apply adult learning theory.
  • Apply learning and cognition theory in adult learning contexts.
  • Design instructional assessments based upon measurement and evaluation theory.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

COMM285Interpersonal Communications3
EDUC320Classroom Management3
EDUC340Adult Learning Theory3
EDUC401Curriculum Design3
EDUC402Measurement and Evaluation3
PSYC303Learning and Cognition3
Total Semester Hours18