The Graduate Certificate in eLearning and Instructional Design allows professionals to enhance and improve the use of eLearning in their work and advance their workplace leadership in this realm.
Duration of Program
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The Online eLearning and Instructional Design certificate increases opportunities for professional diversification and advancement as the contemporary landscape of learning increasingly requires a digital component.
This curriculum prepares professionals to design pedagogically sound online, blended, and technology-enhanced educational experiences, from stand-alone workshops to program suites. Certificate participants investigate the latest research on the science of learning, draw on research-based principles to design engaging online and mobile environments, and become prepared to respond innovatively to societal and institutional changes that impact the field of online and mobile education.
Engage in experiential learning through real-world application and workplace-based eLearning design projects
Courses can be applied toward Northeastern's eLearning and Instructional Design MEd program
Online, interactive program allows flexibility for working professionals
A graduate degree, accelerated degree, or certificate from Northeastern—a top-40 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and real-world experience in your area of interest. Apply now, and take your career to the next level.
How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.
Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (Official transcripts required at the time of admission)
Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language
Graduate Certificate in eLearning and Instructional Design General Requirements
EDU 6319 - How People Learn
EDU 6321 - Models for Learning Design
EDU 6323 - Technology as a Medium for Learning
Complete one of the following:
EDU 6324 - Competencies, Assessment, and Learning Analytics
EDU 6331 - E-Learning Design as a Collaborative Profession
EDU 6332 - Open Learning
EDU 6333 - Social Media and Beyond
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:
Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has, in an area they want familiarity with.
Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors, and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 245,000 alumni and 3,200+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional campuses further foster that lifelong global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Education & Learning alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.