The need for instructional designers in higher education is on the rise. Universities and colleges are challenged to find qualified job applicants who have a background specific to higher education course development.
This fully online, short-format professional development program will help you build your skills in instructional design while taking into consideration the specific nuances of working in a higher education environment.
Whether you're an educator exploring an instructional design role or a current designer looking to transition, this 100% online program – taught by industry experts – will provide you with a brand new toolkit of skills and knowledge to help prepare you for a successful career in higher education instructional design.
Who Should Attend
- Former teachers and educators seeking to transition to an instructional design position outside of the classroom
- Instructional designers with corporate experience who are looking to transition their skills to an educational environment
- Staff and faculty at higher education institutions with an interest in instructional design
Occupational summary for instructional coordinators.
- 154,023 Jobs (2018)
- 11.7% Projected Growth (2018-2028)
- $49k-$82k Annual Salary (25th-75th Percentile)
- Apply the foundational principles of learning theory to your own pedagogical approach
- Adapt the course development process to higher education settings
- Evaluate the need and application of educational media
- Identify personal touchpoints for course facilitation and determine how you will train instructors
A specialization certificate is awarded upon successful completion of 4 required courses totaling 4 units. Students must earn a letter grade of “C” or better in each course in order to be eligible for the specialization. Upon completion of requirements, submit a Request for Specialization with a non-refundable fee of $35. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a specialization award are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.
- Camille Funk, Director, DesignPlus, UCI Division of Continuing Education
- Ann Kwinn, Associate Professor and Instructional Designer, Office of Innovative Teaching & Technology, Azusa Pacific University
- Melissa Loble, Senior Vice President of Customer Success and Partners, Instructure
- Doron Zinger, Director of CalTeach Program, UCI School of Education
About the School
In the U.S. News & World Report annual college survey, UC Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities nationally, and ranks tenth among all public universities.