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About this MasterTrack™ Certificate

Solve real-world educational challenges and integrate technology with today’s learning environments. Earn credit towards your Master’s through an in-depth training program.

Gain in-demand skills and launch your instructional design career with an in-depth training program. Learners that devote four hours per week to this certificate program can expect to finish in approximately 4-5 months....
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100% online courses

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$2,316

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4-5 months to complete

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Intermediate Level

Bachelor's Degree required
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2 hands-on projects

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Earn degree credit

If you are admitted to the full Master’s program, your MasterTrack™ Certificate will count towards your degree

What you will learn

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    Ways to conduct in-depth learner analysis to identify learning objectives
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    Strategies for using cutting-edge technologies to design engaging and meaningful learning activities
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    Methods for developing well-crafted learning assessments and evaluations
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    How to make data informed decisions to improve existing learning programs

Skills you will gain

Learner analysisLearning objectives developmentInstructional design model selectionLearning activities designLearning content developmentLearning outcomes evaluation
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100% online courses

Money

$2,316

Clock

4-5 months to complete

Beginner Level

Intermediate Level

Bachelor's Degree required
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2 hands-on projects

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English

Institution

Earn degree credit

If you are admitted to the full Master’s program, your MasterTrack™ Certificate will count towards your degree

What is a MasterTrack Certificate?

With a MasterTrack Certificate, you can complete a segment of a full Master’s degree for a breakthrough price. We’ve split in-demand Master’s programs into online modules so you can complete courses anytime. If you are accepted to the full Master's program, your MasterTrack Certificate counts towards your degree.

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Master’s Degree Learning

A MasterTrack Certificate enables you to enroll in a section of a full Master's degree program
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Earn Degree Credit

If you are admitted to the full Master’s program, you’ll receive degree credit for your MasterTrack Certificate
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Receive a MasterTrack Certificate that you can add to your resume & LinkedIn profile
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Engaging and Innovative

Collaborate with peers and get feedback from professors & industry experts

Interactive Learning Experience

You'll learn through readings, videos, graded assignments, real-world applied projects, and live global classroom sessions.

Live Global Webinars

Live Global Webinars

Feedback from Instructors and Experts

Feedback from Instructors and Experts

Real-World Projects

Real-World Projects

2 Courses in this MasterTrack™ Certificate

Includes:
  • Pre-recorded videos
  • Live sessions and office hours
  • Real-world projects
  • Peer collaboration
  • Web and mobile access

Instructional and Training System Design

In this dynamic course you will learn key components of training system design rooted in content development and variants of learning theories behind instructional design. This course will prepare you to work with subject matter experts (SMEs) in selecting, organizing and developing effective training content. You will gain deep understanding of how people learn cognitively and emotionally so that the development of training content and design will be more tailored, meaningful and engaging....
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Industry-relevant hands-on projects to build your portfolio

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4 hours per week

Instructional and Learning System Design e-Portfolio

As a senior instructional designer in your organization, you are asked to design, develop and implement an education program to fulfill the learning needs of your target audience. In this project, you will play a key role in defining the program objectives, choosing the right technologies, partnering with critical stakeholders and evaluating the outcomes. All the artifacts that you produced in this project (learner analysis report, curriculum outline, program implementation plan, etc.) will be saved to your e-portfolio and contribute to your career advancement....

What you will learn

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    How to implement instructional design projects from ideation to completion
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    Ways to define learning needs through data analysis and interviews
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    Methods for selecting an appropriate instructional design model and technologies based on organizational objectives and resources
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    How to collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop learning content
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1 hour per week

Case Study Discussion and Solution Development for Instructional Design

In this project, you will be presented a complex learning system design case and asked to work on an innovative solution. You’re challenged to synthesize all the instructional design models and come up with a customized plan to address the unique organization needs. You need to optimize the learning outcomes by choosing the appropriate learning theories and technologies. This case study will bring you to the next-level of instructional design expertise and prepare you to handle large-scale projects in the future....

What you will learn

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    Ways to apply and adapt various instructional design models to solve real-world problems
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    Strategies for using learning theories and technologies to create innovative learning solutions
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    How to make data informed decisions while evaluating and improving a learning program

Hiring Partners

Graduates of the Instructional Design MasterTrack™ Certificate will be considered for opportunities, when available, at these hiring partner organizations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Coursera.

Instructors

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Adam Fein

Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation
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Wenhao David Huang

Associate Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
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Jessica Li

Associate Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
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Eunjung Grace Oh

Assistant Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
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Norma Scagnoli

Research Assistant Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
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Denice Ward Hood

Teaching Associate Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
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Bill Cope

Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
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Yoon Pak

Associate Professor and Interim Head, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

Limited spots available

The next course starts March 11, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If you’d like to start right away, you can access all of the self-paced MasterTrack™ Certificate content right away. When your course session begins, you’ll be able to ask the teaching team your questions, get feedback on your projects, and work with your peers on group assignments.
  • Yes, you are expected to take advantage of live sessions to interact with your peers and course instructors synchronously for an enriched learning experiences. Live sessions occur on Thursdays from 6-8 pm CT. For occasional conflicts, you can contact the course instructor in advance for information on missed activities and how to access the recording.
  • You’ll get access to all courses in this MasterTrack™ Certificate program. You’ll also receive detailed feedback from the teaching team on your projects. Finally, you’ll be able to complete the group assignments by collaborating with other MasterTrack™ Certificate learners.
  • No. MasterTrack™ Certificate courses are only available to learners who have paid for the program.
  • Students who officially withdraw within a refund period receive a pro-rata refund based on the effective withdrawal date. For more information and to view the withdrawal schedule visit http://registrar.illinois.edu/withdrawal.
  • The total cost of the certificate program is $2,316. You will pay $2,000 in tuition fees to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and $316 in Coursera ID verification fees to Coursera.
  • Financial aid is not currently available for MasterTrack™ Certificate programs.
  • Upon completion of a course in this MasterTrack Certificate, you will receive four hours of graduate credit. If both courses are completed, you will receive eight hours of credit.
  • Yes, upon successful completion of the MasterTrack™ Certificate and admission to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduate credits earned can be transferred towards a Masters of Education (EdM) in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership (EPOL). Once admitted as an EPOL graduate student, you will have the opportunity to choose from the following concentrations: Diversity and Equity in Education, Global Studies in Education, Human Resource Development, and Learning Design and Leadership.
  • Yes, upon successful completion of the MasterTrack™ Certificate, graduate credits earned can be transferred towards a graduate-level Certificate in Human Resource Development, Management of eLearning for Workplace Learning and Training, or Learning Design and Leadership through the Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL) department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you want a graduate Certificate in Human Resource Development or Management of eLearning for Workplace Learning and Training you will need to take one addition course. If you would like to pursue a Certificate in Learning Design and Leadership you will need two additional courses.
  • Visit our website to view the required criteria and supporting materials needed to apply. When you are ready to apply to one of our graduate programs, you can begin the process by selecting the apply button on the website.
  • To continue to advance your expertise in instructional design, you might want to consider our Human Resource Development or Learning Design and Leadership graduate programs.
  • For more information on payment plans please visit https://paymybill.uillinois.edu/payments/PaymentPlan/ and select payment plan.

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MasterTrack™ Certificates are earned by completing a concatenation of graduate-level courses offered on the Coursera platform by some of the world's most elite universities. Those same universities may allow qualified, admitted students to apply earned MasterTrack™ Certificate credits towards related Master's degrees, leading to an affordable academic degree. Coursera does not grant academic credit, and does not guarantee that completion of a MasterTrack™ Certificate will result in academic credit; the decision to grant, accept, or transfer academic credit is subject to the sole and absolute discretion of an academic institution.