Certificate Program and Digital Badges 

Digital badges are widely recognized by employers. MSIDT created digital badges to award as recognition for the Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology Level I and Level II. After students have completed the course requirements for their certificates, they will receive a digital badge to display on their LinkedIn profiles.

  Digital Badge Level I   Digital Badge Level II


What is unique about a digital badge? A digital badge displays metadata associated with earning the badge, revealing the specific requirements and content mastered. Once you earn the digital badge, you can share it on social media to showcase your skills in a certified format.
 
Are you ready to earn your Instructional Design Certificate? Visit our Certificate Program page to learn more about the program. Find out the next steps towards earning your digital badge and Instructional Design Certificate.
 
You can earn your Instructional Design Certificate with just three courses! These online courses are the foundation of instructional design and technology. Designed by our faculty, our certificate program encompasses the fundamental knowledge of instructional design.We provide the knowledge to help you develop your skills to design online training using web authoring software. The best part of the certificate program is that if you decide to pursue your Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology at CSUF–all of the certificate courses will transfer to your degree requirements.
Please email  Dr. Cynthia Gautreau  if you have any questions.

 

Certificate Program

You can earn your Instructional Design Certificate with just three courses! These online courses are the foundation of instructional design and technology. Designed by our faculty, our certificate program encompasses the fundamental knowledge of instructional design.
We provide the knowledge to help you develop your skills to design online training using web authoring software. The best part of the certificate program is that if you decide to pursue your Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology at CSUF–all of the certificate courses will transfer to your degree requirements.
Please email    Dr. Cynthia Gautreau    if you have any questions.

 

REQUIRED COURSES

  • IDT 505 – Foundations of Instructional Design and Web Authoring Tools
  • IDT 520 – Instructional Design 1: Issues in e-learning and the Design Process
  • IDT 530 – Instructional Design 2: Advanced Issues in Implementation,                                                  Management, and Program Evaluation

 


 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ID CERTIFICATE PROGRAM


 

May I take courses if I missed the CSUF enrollment application deadline?

If you missed the deadline to apply to CSUF, you may register for courses through    Open UniversityOpens in new window        without the formal application process. Please check their website for key dates and deadlines for each of the upcoming academic terms.

 

May I enroll in one course at a time?

Yes, you are welcome to enroll in one course at a time.

 

What if I want to enroll in two courses?

If you would like to take two courses per semester, you have the option of taking it through    Open University      or CSUF. If you are planning to apply to CSUF, you will need to submit your application to the CSUF and submit your transcripts. A minimum of 2.50 GPA is required to be admitted to CSUF.  Visit our admissions page for more information.

 

What are the required certificate courses? 

There are three courses required to earn a Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology Level 1.
  • IDT 505 – Foundations of Instructional Design and Web Authoring Tools
  • IDT 520  Instructional Design 1: Issues in e-learning and the Design Process
  • IDT 530 – Instructional Design 2: Advanced Issues in Implementation, Management, &                     Program Evaluation

 

 Which semester are the courses offered?

The semester that each course is offered and available is noted in the table.

COURSE    FALL                SPRING            SUMMER
IDT 505    available                available  
IDT 520                  available          available
IDT 530    available            available


If I decide to apply to the MS in Instructional Design and Technology program, are my courses transferrable?

Yes. The MSIDT program will accept three courses from the MSIDT Certificate Program at CSUF.

 

When will I receive my certificate?

As soon as you successfully complete all three courses, you will receive a certificate from the MSIDT Program.

 

Which software program do I need to purchase?

Students are responsible for purchasing the authorware used in the certificate program. During the first semester you will be informed about the software and required version.

 

What is the cost of the certificate program?

The cost varies depending on your enrollment option.

 


 INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN CERTIFICATE LEVEL 2 


What if I want to learn more information after completing the ID Certificate Level 1?

We offer additional courses so that you can earn an ID Certificate Level 2 .

 

What are the required courses?

Five courses are required to complete the ID Certificate Level 2.
IDT 505  Foundations of Instructional Design and Web Authoring Tools
IDT 520 – Instructional Design 1: Issues in e-learning and the Design Process
IDT 530 – Instructional Design 2: Advanced Issues in Implementation, Management, & Program Evaluation
IDT 540 – Systematic Approach to Web and Multimedia Design and Development
IDT 545 – Trends, Emerging Technologies, and Issues in Instructional Design

 

When are the courses offered?

The semester that each course is offered and available is noted in the table.
COURSE
FALL
         SPRING
SUMMER
IDT 505
available
          available
 
IDT 520
 
          available
available
IDT 530
available
 
available
IDT 540
available
          available
 
IDT 545
available
          available