Become an Instructional Designer

Interested in becoming an instructional designer, one of today’s fastest growing professions? Or perhaps you are already an educator with an interest in expanding your instructional design or classroom technology skills? This instructional design certificate prepares you to partner with curriculum designers to implement educational materials within online and in-person learning experiences. The instructional designer role is in high demand within training and educational settings due to an increase in virtual learning, online skill development, and technology use in the classroom.

  • Take courses in learning design and instructional design theory
  • Study implementation and evaluation of multimedia learning materials
  • Enhance your instructional practices and gain valuable skills for preparing and teaching online courses.

If you have not yet received a bachelor’s degree, please apply instead to the Instructional Technology Undergraduate Certificate program.

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$1000 Renewable Annual Scholarship for New and Returning Students

If you are a new or returning MSU Denver student interested in completing an fully online degree, this scholarship is for you.

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Access and affordability is our mission. 30% of our students pay no tuition/fees, 46% receive aid, and our tuition is among the lowest in the state.

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Success Coaching for Online Majors

1:1 Success Coaching for MSU Denver Online Instructional Design & Technology Students

In the Office of Online Learning, your dedicated Student Success Coach is here to support you. We focus on helping you develop essential skills in our 5 Success Coaching Zones:

  • Growth Roadmapping
  • Time Management & Organization
  • Online Learning Strategies & Study Skills
  • Network of Resources
  • Stress Management, Wellness, & Self-Care


How to Apply