Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design
Western Oregon University

Program Details

The online Instructional Design Certificate program from Western Oregon University is geared toward individuals who work, or plan to work, in adult learning environments, corporate training, informal education, K12 school systems, or any field where teaching and learning are integral to the mission. Graduates of the program possess the ability to:

  • ​Design instruction for online and face-to-face learning
  • ​Design instruction for diverse learning styles
  • ​Create effective educational materials in multiple types of media
  • Address diverse needs of learners regarding accessibility and usability
  • ​Communicate well and clearly with learners as well as with educators and clients face-to-face, on the phone, and via email
  • ​Recognize and create effective visual designs
  • ​Provide support for instructional uses of technology through tutorials, instructional presentations, and one-on-one mentoring


  • Evidence of completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree (or international equivalent) from regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative B average or higher on most recent baccalaureate degree or acceptable GRE score or completion of a master's degree

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Restricted States

Alabama, Maryland