General Overview of the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design

A collaborative certificate between the University of Maine, the University of Maine Farmington, and the University of Southern Maine The University of Maine Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design helps students become leaders in effective and innovative uses of current and emerging technology. The required coursework, research, and clinical experiences are designed for educators working in a variety of contexts. Students will engage in inquiry-based curriculum and build capacity to continually assess their local context; implement technology to enhance teaching, learning, and assessment; build professional learning networks to support ongoing professional development; and, develop expertise in current and emerging instructional technologies. Essential to this program is a commitment to local community, advocacy for accessibility, and social justice, especially in the context of the potential for new technology to influence educational settings.

Program Requirements (12 credits)

  • EDT 540 Instructional Design and Project Management 3cr. – offered summer, even years
  • Advanced Instructional Design 3cr. – offered fall, even years
  • Supporting Technology Integration through Professional Development and Coaching3cr. – offered spring, odd years
  • Practicum in Instructional Design 3cr. – offered summer, odd years

What can I do with a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design?

Instructional technology is fast becoming a challenging and rewarding career move for educators at all levels. Education technology is becoming a mainstay for educational programs across ages and classroom settings. Earning an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology places you at the center of this emerging field. Students who complete this program will be prepared for careers as

  • Facilitators or directors in education settings as resources for implementing technology in the classroom
  • Instructional designers inside or outside the classroom
  • Developers of instructional materials across a variety of media
  • Curriculum development designers who utilizing education technology
  • Education consulting

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an increase of 13% for instructional technologists in education between 2012 and 2022.


12 credit hours

Cost & Fees

  • $418/cr. in-state and
  • $523/cr. out-of-state


Fall / Spring / Summer

Program taught in:
  • English

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