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Instructional Design for e-Learning Certificate Program

Drexel University School of Education

The Instructional Design for e-Learning certificate program prepares students to apply the principles, theories, models, tools, and techniques of systematic instructional design in diverse e-Learning settings. This program focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for aspiring learning design professionals who want to add formal instructional design credentials to their portfolio.

What can a Certificate in Instructional Design for e-Learning do for you?

Courses in the Instructional Design for e-Learning certificate program are taught fully online, allowing students to learn from anywhere in the world, at any time of day. The curriculum consists of three courses that emphasize hands-on design activities where students address real-world instructional challenges using the latest digital tools. The program is intended for those working in or are interested in working in school settings, and adult education and workplace training programs.

Students who complete the Instructional Design for e-Learning certificate program can apply their certificate to other Drexel University School of Education certificate programs to create their own personalized program of study or stacked to create a customized master’s degree in Education Improvement and Transformation.

How long does it take to earn a certificate in instructional design for e-learning?

  • Course format: Online
  • Calendar format: Quarter (each quarter lasts 10 weeks plus one week for final exams and projects)
  • Expected time to completion: 1 year
  • Number of credits needed for completion: 9.0

Course descriptions may be found in the Drexel University Course Catalog. Online students have access to the same resources as on-campus students including individualized advising and support services, access to the Steinbright Career Development Center, the Drexel Writing Center, Drexel Libraries, counseling and health services, and the Drexel alumni network.

What are the requirements to earn a certificate in instructional design for e-learning?

Admissions Criteria

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution

Required Documents

With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
  • Personal Statement (500 words) describing your interest in the program
  • Resume
  • Additional requirements for International Students

Who is eligible to earn a certificate in instructional design for e-learning?

  • Certificate level: Graduate
  • Admission requirements: Bachelor’s degree
  • Certificate: Post-Baccalaureate
  • Financial aid eligibility: Not Aid Eligible

How do I apply to earn a certificate in instructional design for e-learning?

The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design for e-learning is taught 100% online. Students can get started by filling out the Drexel Online Application.