Certificate Program

You can earn your certificate in instructional design with just three courses! These online courses are the foundation of instructional design and technology. Designed by our faculty, our certificate program encompasses the foundational knowledge of instructional design.

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

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. Gautreau cgautreau@fullerton.edu if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions About the ID Certificate Program

Can 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 University without the formal application process. Please check their website for key dates and deadlines for each of the upcoming academic terms.

http://ou.fullerton.edu/

Can I take just 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 through 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 this link http://ed.fullerton.edu/msidt/apply-now/

Select the certificate option, and from the drop down menu select Instructional Design Certificate program.

What are the required certificate courses? Which semester are the courses offered?
The required certificate courses are listed below.
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

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.

What is the cost of the certificate program?
The cost varies depending on your enrollment.

Open University costs: http://ou.fullerton.edu/Fees-Resources

Tuition and fees for a part time graduate student enrolled in one or two courses: http://sfs.fullerton.edu/feeinformation/Fall2017ALL.php

ID LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE

What if I want to learn more information about completing the ID Level 1 Certificate?
We offer additional courses so that you can earn an ID Level 2 Certificate.

What are the required courses?
Five courses are required to complete the ID Level 2 Certificate.
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

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
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