The Instructional Design Certificate prepares students to apply the principles, theories, models, tools, and techniques of systematic instructional design in diverse organizational settings. It is appropriate for students from varied professional backgrounds seeking careers that utilize the systematic design and development of effective instruction either in physical facilities, online, or blended environments. This includes individuals preparing to be professional instructional designers, teachers, and other learning design professionals for PreK–20 education, adult education, and workplace training. It specifically addresses the needs of the millennial learner and collaborative, networked communities. Students are encouraged to integrate their professional experiences and engage co-learners from other environments in their explorations.