Instructional Design Fact Sheet

This certificate was developed by the Academic Computing and Instructional Technology division at the University or Redlands. The division focuses on the teaching and learning side of Informational Technology.  Academic Computing and Instructional Technology works with faculty, departments and staff on appropriate use of technology and pedagogical techniques. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Services, training and development managers earned a median $95,400 annual salary in 2012, with jobs in the field expected to grow 11% by 2022.1 Instructional coordinators earned a median $60,050 in 2012, with jobs expected to grow 13% by 2022.

Completion of this certificate will also qualify you for roles in technical writing, a field in which practitioners earned a median $65,500 per year in 2012, and in which job opportunities are expected to increase 15% by 2022.

Participants who complete the certificate in instructional design are applicable to the following settings: 

Career Opportunities for Instructional Design Certificate 

  • Instructional Designer
  • Technology Integration Specialists
  • Learning Technologists
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Content Developer
  • Technical Writer
  • Staff Developer
  • Program Evaluator
  • Training and Development

Potential Employment Settings

  • P-12 public, private or charter schools
  • Associations
  • Corporations
  • Higher education institutions
  • Government agencies
  • Military
  • Organizations


Upon completion of the Instructional Design Certificate program graduates should be proficient in the following key areas:

  • Designing conditions for learning by applying principles of instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies, and learner characteristics.
  • Developing instructional materials and experiences using print, audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies.Implementing processes and resources for learning by applying principles and theories of media utilization, diffusion, implementation, and policy-making.
  • Managing, planning, organizing, coordinating, and supervising instructional technology by applying principles of project, resource, delivery system, and information management.
  • Evaluating the adequacy of instruction and learning by applying principles of problem analysis, criterion-referenced measurement, formative and summative evaluation, and long-range planning.

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