2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Dec 03, 2023  
2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instructional Design Foundations, CAS

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Jing Lei, Chair, 265 Huntington Hall, 315-443-1362, jlei@syr.edu


There is a growing population of professionals in business and industry, higher education, non-profits and social services organizations, government and military, healthcare and insurance, media, and other contexts who find themselves in positions related to training and professional development, yet have little knowledge about how to design effective and efficient instruction. This certificate will provide students with a foundational knowledge of Instructional Design and help them begin developing competencies to practice.


Bachelor’s degree (3.0 GPA); SU School of Education UG seniors may begin to take these courses, by permission, prior to graduating and transfer them to the graduate certificate if courses not taken to satisfy UG requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe foundational areas of instructional analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation.

2. Demonstrate foundational skills in instructional design practices

3. Develop practices in self-reflection and professional development

4. Select, use and evaluate appropriate technologies and tools to enhance-instructional practices and learning

Total Credits: 12

Degree Awarded:

Certificate of Advanced Study in Instructional Design Foundations

Transfer Credit:


Part-time Study:


Satisfactory Progress:

Four (4) required courses with at least a 3.0 GPA.

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