Online Specialization in Instructional Design for Higher Education

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Program Description

Overview

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

Career Insight

Occupational summary for instructional coordinators.

  • 154,023 Jobs (2018)
  • 11.7% Projected Growth (2018-2028)
  • $49k-$82k Annual Salary (25th-75th Percentile)

Program Benefits

  • 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

Specialization Requirements

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.

Advisory Committee

  • 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
Last updated Jan 2020

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.

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. Read less
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