Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Instructional Systems Development
University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Program Details

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County offers an online Certificate in Instructional Systems Design ideal for those who create, deliver, support and measure training, learning and performance within organizations.  Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of positions, such as trainers, instructional designers, instructional technology specialists, eLearning developers, or training managers.  The program combines research and practical design experience as well as emphasizing implementation of technology with instruction.  Ultimately, the CISD provides a strong foundation in adult learning, instructional systems development and training principles.

The Instructional Systems Design Certificate is a 12 credit hour program.  Students must take the following courses: Instructional Systems Development I and II, Adult Learner, and Principles of Training and Development.  Students may apply the credits earned through this certificate program toward a Master’s degree in Instructional Systems Development at UMBC.  This certificate also does not require a specific undergraduate degree for entry into the program.


  • Bachelor's degree earned from a regionally accredited college or university or an equivalent degree from a comparative foreign institution
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education