2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2023  
2019-2020 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

Program Description:

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
    • We recommend applicants have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. However, in reviewing applications, all elements are carefully considered.
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study
  • Personal statement of goals. Please describe in approximately 500 words:
    • your main academic interests;
    • why you are interested in the IDD&E program;
    • why you wish to study at Syracuse University;
    • how you expect to finance your studies;
    • and your plans for the future, after you receive your degree.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV
  • International students: TOEFL/IELTS scores

Program 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

Required Curriculum of the Certificate in Instructional Design Foundations (12 credits)

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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