The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design at Royal Roads University is a 9-credit program consisting of three online courses that use a collaborative educational model. Each course is nine to ten weeks long, with a one week break between courses. The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design also provides an opportunity to earn credits towards your Graduate Diploma in Technology-enhanced Learning and Design, or the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Who It’s For
We use a cohort learning model in our programs to help you build a beneficial network of like-minded professionals; people you can turn to for support and advice for the rest of your career. A common thread between our learners is their ability and willingness to help each other be successful, regardless of workplace. They share a passion for creating a learning environment that encourages critical thinking, demonstrated leadership, and unique expression of thought. Our program provides the practical skills and management strategies that are essential to instructional design.
Students in this program come from a wide variety of professional organizations; including government, non-profits, universities and community colleges, private sector employers, financial institutions, classroom teachers, social service workers, public sector trainers, and other training environments.
We understand that your life is busy, so we’ve designed this program to be completed online; ideal for students looking for a flexible way to improve their skills and thrive within their organizations and institutions, without sacrificing their personal or professional life.
Applications are assessed, based on an integrated and consolidated examination of academic credentials, work experience and personal experience. Experience in a technology-mediated learning environment is an asset. Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Policy. Please see the Program Admission page for more information.Outcomes
By participating in class activities, providing valuable feedback to your colleagues, meeting deadlines, applying critical thinking to the integration of knowledge and practice, and recognizing ethical values and considerations, you will be well prepared to create the processes necessary to oversee effective knowledge acquisition and transfer.
By completing this certificate program, you will be able to demonstrate competency in five critical domains:
Graduates of this certificate will be able to:
Graduates of this certificate will have:
This program allows you to foster innovation within the field of instructional design, providing you with the academic credentials and practical experience necessary to develop creative solutions to accomplish your learning objectives. You will acquire a sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge related to the field of instructional design, as well as a solid grounding in the practical applications related to your new-found skills and knowledge.
The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design responds to the demand for qualified professionals in the field of technology-mediated learning and education and the need for management level individuals who have the knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in program design, development, and evaluation. The typical learner profile for this program is cross-sectoral and includes some of following role and sectors:
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Book IELTS
Minimum required score (Grade B2):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
To be considered for Flexible Admission, applicants would normally require extensive work experience in a relevant area and some post-secondary education.
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)
Financial planning is a crucial component of early educational planning. Please review funding opportunites well before your program begins to help build a reasonable budget.
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