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Earn your Instructional Design MasterTrack® Certificate in an accelerated program this summer!

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Applications for Summer Term B are open!

Would you like to learn to create and deliver educational and instructional materials to all types of learners across multiple platforms in virtually any setting?

You can do that in just three months – and earn a highly sought after credential from a top-ranked online Master’s in Education program at a world class university – with the highly sought-after Instructional Design MasterTrack® online certificate program.

The College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is offering this fully online two-course graduate certificate program in an accelerated summer format.

Instructional Design MasterTrack® Certificate program

The program is designed for professionals who are engaged in instructional design and those aspiring to enter the field of instructional design.

Students will learn to:

  • Solve real-world learning and performance challenges in various work settings.
  • Master key concepts in instructional and training system design and learning technologies.
  • Learn to integrate technology in today’s learning environments.

Another great feature: Students who complete the Instructional Design MasterTrack®  program can apply the course credits earned towards a Master of Education (EdM) or Doctor of Education (EdD) program in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership (EPOL) in the College of Education, upon admission to one of those programs.

The courses

Students will take the following two courses in an accelerated format that allows them to earn a graduate certificate in just three (3) months:

Each course runs for eight (8) weeks, with four (4) weeks of overlap between the two courses. You can view course details and the course schedule on our program page.

Important dates

Applications for Summer Term B are open!


  • May 30 for the EPOL 483 - Applications are still open!

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Learn More

Join a network of peers from around the globe who are shaping the future of education! Read about the student experiences of our online students who are some of the most passionate, inventive, and committed graduates the College of Education has nurtured.

Learn more about the College of Education's Online Programs, which, in 2023, was ranked the #3 Best Online Master’s in Education Programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, for the third year in a row.

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Launch your instructional design career with an Instructional Design MasterTrack® Certificate and be the difference in education!