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Program at a Glance

Online Certificate
College of Community Innovation and Education
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Propel yourself to the forefront of modern education.

Today there is an urgent need for more technology, modern innovation and progressive ideas within the diverse realm of instruction. When you earn your instructional educational technology certificate, you are setting yourself up to spearhead powerful education initiatives in corporate, industry and educational settings.

Through UCF Online, you’ll gain a more advanced understanding of instructional system design, instructional development, multimedia in education and more. This foundation will allow you to work with engineers, graphic artists, computer programmers and game developers to design pedagogically sound training and instructional systems, simulations and games. As a result, learners will be better able to grasp new concepts, take ownership of their experiences and engage in content with more enthusiasm.

Modern instruction and training needs strong leaders who understand the power of technology as an educational tool. Get started today to earn your instructional technology certificate and become that leader.

International students who are in the U.S. and maintaining a U.S. Student Visa are not eligible for this program.

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Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Instructional System Design

This course focuses on the systematic analysis and design of instruction, including task, learner, and context analyses, objectives and learner assessments, media selection, flowcharting and storyboarding.

Use of traditional and emerging technological applications in instructional settings by students and teachers. Includes integrated software packages, multimedia productivity suites, Web 2.0 applications, and desktop publishing, as they relate to K-12 curriculum, students, and teacher productivity.

Emphasis on the elements and applications of multimedia and technology in multiple instructional settings. Includes authoring, design, alternative delivery systems, hardware, and software.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Implement best practices in digital and distributed course design.
  • Evaluate pedagogy as implemented across learning systems.
  • Analyze user behavior to create high impact educational materials.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • educator
  • instructional designer
  • instructional services director
  • school technologist
  • teacher
  • technology specialist
  • trainer