Graduate CertificateInstructional Design in Professional Practice

Wichita State's graduate certificate in Instructional Design and Professional Practice provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to design and implement effective, efficient and engaging instruction. You'll learn principles behind instructional content and delivery, program design and best practices. The program is a good fit for educators and corporate trainers.

Learn how Instructional Design in Professional Practice is the right fit for you.

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This 15-credit-hour certificate consists of the following courses: 

  • Change, Creativity and Innovation
  • Learning Theory and Curriculum Design
  • Inquiry Into Instructional Practice: Part 1
  • Inquiry Into Instructional Practice: Part 2
  • Instructional Leadership: Professionalism and Collaboration

Students who earn the certificate and then wish to pursue WSU's Master of Education (M.Ed.) in learning and instructional design will have already earned 15 of the required 30 credit hours within the degree.

Admission to the program

There are two paths to admission to the program: