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Instructional Design MasterTrack Certificate

Instructional Design Certificate

MasterTrack™ Certificate in Instructional Design

Launch your instructional design career in four months with a two-course training program. In partnership with Coursera, we are offering a MasterTrack™ Certificate in Instructional Design that will provide you with the sought-after skills needed in the growing field of instructional design. Sign up to receive more information about this program.  

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How to Enroll

To enroll in the Instructional Design MasterTrack™ Certificate, please follow the steps below. Note: you will need to register for both courses that are part of the MTC. Fall 2022 registration is now open!

  • Complete the Academic Credit Registration Form for non-degree seeking students
  • Review registration policies for non-degree students
  • Create a login and password
  • Select the Semester: (Example: Spring - Online Courses)
  • Scroll to Ed Policy, Org & Ldrship
  • Choose the correct section which will have MTC behind the course name.
  • Select add course. Note: you will need to register for both courses that are part of the MTC.

Program Costs and Requirements

  • The program costs a total of $2,384.00. This represents a special rate being offered to new students for these two courses only. **Note that all tuition and fee rates are subject to change without notice.
  • A Bachelor's degree is required to enroll in the Instructional Design MasterTrack Certificate program. 
  • Our live synchronous sessions and group work rely on the use of Zoom Video Conferencing Software. Please view the following link to make sure you can access Zoom.

The program is designed for working professionals who:

  • Want to gain the skills needed to solve real-world challenges on the job and learn to integrate technology into today’s learning environments.
  • Aspire to be instructional designers or are instructional designers who want to expand their current skillset through two hands-on projects specifically designed to support your career advancement.
  • Desire to gain experience with models and theories that can be applied to improve technology-enriched and -enabled learning systems.

Solve real-world educational challenges and integrate technology with today’s learning environments. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Learn to identify and apply the elements of a systematic design process.
  • Understand the language and terminology pertinent to the design of learning systems.
  • Identify major elements of instructional and learning system design models.
  • Analyze design models and theories against intended learning objectives.
  • Select design models and theories based on intended learning objectives.
  • Apply design models and theories to improve existing learning systems.

Course Information

  • EPOL 472 MTC (Instructional and Training System Design)
    Provides instruction and practice in the selection, organization, and preparation of content for instructional programs in business and technical settings. Provides students with a theoretical orientation to instructional design as well as the opportunity to experience the instructional design process as it applies to business and technical settings through the development of instructional materials.
  • EPOL 483 MTC (Learning Technologies)
    The course addresses two important needs of educators. First, educators should be aware of recent developments in the area of instructional technology. Second, educators must be able to select, develop, and effectively use appropriate instructional technologies to enhance learning and communication. To meet these needs, this course covers a wide range of instructional technologies that are used for instructional and administrative purposes. Traditional instructional media are considered in the course although significant emphasis is placed on more recent developments that involve the use of the computer and its applications in education. Instructional technologies such as computer-based instruction, computer-based testing, distance learning, interactive video, and intelligent instructional technologies are covered. Through course readings, discussions, and projects, students in the course are expected to gain skills in choosing appropriate instructional technologies, designing effective presentations that rely on those technologies, and properly using instructional technologies to enhance communication with an audience.

Informational Webinar

View our most recent informational webinar.

Weekly Live Video Sessions Requirement 

The Instructional Design MasterTrack Certificate program includes weekly live video sessions from 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST. The first two live video sessions for EPOL 472 (formerly HRD 411) MTC section are required and are designed for you to interact with your course instructors and peers synchronously for enriched learning experiences. Live video sessions will be recorded and archived.

Current Students

Current students enrolled in online or off-campus programs offered by the College of Education may take a MasterTrack course but will be assessed at your current degree program tuition rate. 

Payment Due Dates

Once you enroll in the MasterTrack Certificate Program a student account will be created and you will be billed, $1,192.00 per course, based on the payment due dates. After enrolling, if you decide not to take the course or complete the course you are required to formally withdraw per the enrollment confirmation email you receive.

Payment Process

  1. The total cost of the program is $2,384.00. Once you enroll, you will pay the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for each MOOC-based EPOL course ($1192) per semester when registration is open.
  2. Current Degree Seeking Students - If you are a current degree seeking student, you will need department approval and will be assessed at your current tuition rate. 


Fall 2022

Course Name: EPOL 472 (formerly HRD 411) | MTC Section | Term A
CRN: 73529
First Week of Class: August 22, 2022
Last Week of Class: October 10, 2022
Instructor: TBA
Registration Opens: July 13, 2022, at 8:00 am CST
Registration Closes: August 8, 2022, at 12:00 noon CST
Thursday Evenings - Weekly Live Video Session: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CST 
Note: The first two weekly live sessions are required. 

Course Name: EPOL 483 (formerly HRD 472) | MTC Section | Term B
CRN: 73530
First Week of Class: October 17, 2022
Last Week of Class: December 5, 2022
Instructor: TBA
Registration Opens: July 13, 2022, at 8:00 am CST
Registration Closes: October 3, 2022, at 12:00 noon CST
Thursday Evenings - Weekly Live Video Session: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CST
Note: The first two weekly live sessions are required. 

Spring 2022

Course Name: EPOL 472 (formerly HRD 411) | MTC Section | Term A
CRN: 73530
First Week of Class: January 17, 2022
Last Week of Class: March 7, 2022
Instructor: Debbie Hrubec, PhD
Registration Opens: November 15, 2021 at 8:00 am CST
Registration Closed

Thursday Evenings - Weekly Live Video Session: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CST 
Note: The first two weekly live sessions are required. 

Course Name: EPOL 483 (formerly HRD 472) | MTC Section | Term B
CRN: 72510
First Week of Class: March 14, 2022
Last Week of Class: May 2, 2022
Instructor: Wen Hao 'David' Huang, PhD
Registration Opens: November 15, 2021, at 8:00 am CST
Registration Closed: February 28, 2022, at 12:00 noon CST
Thursday Evenings - Weekly Live Video Session: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CST
Note: The first two weekly live sessions are required. 

 

*Course registrations may close earlier than stated dates if registration limits are reached. Register early!


From MasterTrack™ to Master's Degree

Upon completion of the MasterTrack™ Certificate, you may apply to our Master of Education (EdM) or Doctor of Education (EdD) degree program. If admitted, you can transfer credits earned as part of the MasterTrack Certificate into the online EdM or EdD in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership with a concentration in one of the following areas: Diversity and Equity in Education, Global Studies in Education, Human Resource Development, and Learning Design and Leadership. For more information on these programs and the application process, please complete this short form and select the concentration of interest. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit the Coursera Instructional Design MasterTrack program page for the full list of FAQs.

Questions

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