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Online Graduate Certificate in Workplace Instructional Design

The Boise State Online Graduate Certificate in Workplace Instructional Design equips you with the knowledge and skills to create instructional programs. Design, develop and deliver learning programs for business and industry, government agencies, the military and nonprofit organizations.

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Application Deadlines

Admission to Boise State’s Graduate Certificate in Workplace Instructional Design is offered every spring, summer and fall semester. All application materials must be received by the deadline to be considered for the program. You must apply separately for admission to Boise State University.

SemesterApplication DeadlineCourses Begin
FallAugust 1Late August
Spring December 1Early January
SummerApril 1Early May

Program Details

Certificate Outcomes

  • Design training for workplace employees
  • Complete an instructional design project for a real client
  • Develop e-learning design and development skills
  • Develop an instructional design portfolio
  • Expand skill sets of instructional designers, adding value to existing organizational roles
  • Prepare to break into the instructional design field with portfolio samples
  • Enable transitioning from K-12 school teaching to industry instructional design positions
  • Upskill instructional designers with newly developed templates and technology-enhanced instructional methods

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