The Graduate Certificate in Workplace Instructional Design is designed for individuals who wish to develop skills in designing and developing training programs that improve workplace performance. This program emphasizes the development of advanced instructional design skills required to create effective training programs for workplace settings.
WORKPLACE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
A prospective student may apply at any time and should follow the general graduate application procedure for degree-seeking students (see Graduate Admissions Policies). Admission to the program is based on:
- Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admission requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions office.
- An undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on a 4-point scale) computed for all undergraduate credits from the applicant’s most recent baccalaureate degree.
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
- A statement of purpose, which should meet the following requirements:
- Heading that includes name, email address, telephone and the program(s) to which the applicant is applying
- 500-1,000 words, single-spaced
- Addresses career goals and how the coursework for the program or programs will help attain those goals
- Explains the strategies the applicant will use to be successful in online graduate study
- Meeting the evaluation criteria outlined on the OPWL website (http://opwl.boisestate.edu)
- A current résumé.
- Applicants must demonstrate a fit between their career goals and the OPWL program to which they are applying. Those who do not meet the above requirements may be admitted by submitting a letter of petition to the Program Coordinator. The letter of petition should address why you were unable to maintain a 3.00 GPA during your undergraduate studies and why you will be successful in your graduate study.
|Graduate Certificate in Workplace Instructional Design|
|Course Number and Title||Credits|
|OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning||4|
|OPWL 536 Foundations of Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning||4|
|OPWL 537 Instructional Design||4|
|Select two from the following:|
OPWL 523 Rapid E-Learning Development
OPWL 525 E-Learning Principles and Practices
OPWL 538 Instructional Strategies
OPWL 547 Advanced Instructional Design for the Workplace
OPWL 551 E-Learning Content Design
OPWL 577 Change Management
A student may be simultaneously enrolled in the Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) program and one of the certificates offered in the OPWL Department with approval from the OPWL Graduate Coordinator and the Dean of the Graduate College. A student who is not enrolled in the Master of Science in OPWL program may be simultaneously enrolled in two of the graduate certificate programs with approval from the OPWL Graduate Coordinator and the Dean of the Graduate College. Simultaneous enrollment in more than two graduate programs is prohibited.
Please note that admission to a certificate program does not guarantee admission to the degree program and vice versa. Credits earned in an OPWL certificate program may be applied to the Master of Science degree in OPWL.
For additional information visit the Workplace Instructional Design website.
In order to be considered for the Workplace Instructional Design certificate program, the Graduate application, official transcripts, and all related admission materials and requirements must be turned in by:
Priority: June 1
Final: August 1
Priority: November 1
Final: December 1
Priority: March 1
Final: April 1