Instructional System Design Management and Leadership, CERT

for the campus Graduate Certificate in Instructional System Design Management and Leadership


head of the department: Yoon Pak
directors of graduate studies: W. David Huang, M. Allison Witt
graduate admissions information: Linda Stimson (on campus) and Jena Pfoff (online/off-campus)

overview of admissions & requirements: College of Education
overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply

department website: https://education.illinois.edu/epol
program website: College of Education Programs
department faculty: Education Policy, Organization & Leadership Faculty 
college website: http://education.illinois.edu/

department office: 142 Education Building, 1310 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820
phone: (217) 244-3542
email: gradservices@education.illinois.edu


Instructional System Design Management and Leadership (ISDML) Campus Graduate Certificate requires 16 credit hours to complete. The ISDML CERT is designed to train individuals to aspire to design and develop technology-enriched and -enabled learning systems for broadly defined learning and performance goals in workplace contexts. The ISDML CGC equips students in foundational knowledge and competencies in instructional system design and learning technology integration for practical application purposes in workplace settings. In addition, the coursework will help learners develop skills in various topical areas (e.g., project management, program evaluation, consulting with organizations). We anticipate the proposed CGC to produce capable instructional designers who can lead efforts to meet many increasing needs of workplaces and workforce development to expand learning and development modalities from face-to-face to virtual settings, in response to changing organizational needs as well as major systemic changes. Upon completing the CGC, students will be able to:

• Modify existing learning systems and solutions for remote and online delivery;
• Design scalable learning systems and solutions for developing working professionals’ capabilities in the workplace;
• Develop learning systems and solutions for broadly defined learning and performance outcomes in the workplace across industries;
• Facilitate adoptions of innovations in broadly defined learning and performance contexts in the workplace;
• Evaluate the impact of learning systems and solutions in the workplace;
• Manage the processes and resources involved in instructional system design


Graduate Degree Programs in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership

Majors

EPOL Graduate Certificates

EPOL concentrations:

Minor


Degree programs in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership are designed to meet the academic and professional interests of individuals preparing for careers as academic professionals, adult educators, college professors, corporate trainers, educational policy analysts, governmental administrators, instructional designers/technologists, non-profit representatives, organizational development specialists, and university administration leaders. 

Admission

The Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership carefully considers all applicants for graduate study. Interested applicants should start at http://education.illinois.edu/programs/grad. The quality of the applicant's undergraduate and graduate training and grade point average are primary considerations. Other important factors evaluated include the three letters of recommendation and statement of purpose. International applicants must submit a TOEFL score.

Off-Campus Programs

The Ed.M., Ed.D., and C.A.S. degree options with Principal Endorsement are offered in the Chicago region. An Ed.D. degree cohort also is available with Superintendent Endorsement. Requirements for the off-campus Ed.M., C.A.S., and Ed.D. programs are identical to the on-campus degrees.

Facilities and Resources

The College of Education also has many resources to assist graduate students through their academic career. The Bureau of Educational Research works with students to secure research funding. The Council on Teacher Education entitles candidates seeking a Professional Educator License and provides accreditation of professional education programs. Each student completing a degree program is assigned a graduate adviser, who is available to assist the student with planning the program of study and determining degree requirements, courses and timelines for degree completion.

Information on University resources can be found at http://www.grad.illinois.edu/current-students.

Financial Aid

Financial aid in the form of assistantships, scholarships, fellowships, and tuition waivers can be found throughout the college and campus. Campus opportunities can be found at the Graduate College and the Office of Student Financial Aid.  The College of Education follows all University of Illinois policies regarding graduate student Fellowship, Scholarship and awards.

for the campus Graduate Certificate in Instructional System Design Management and Leadership


Instructional System Design Management and Leadership (ISDML) Campus Graduate Certificate requires 16 credit hours (four courses) to complete upon admission. Students should follow the program of study below to meet the certificate coursework requirement. Students do not need to follow a specific sequence when completing the courses below.

Graduation Requirements 

Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Minimum hours required for certificate completion: 16 hours

Students who have successfully completed this 16-credit hour certificate may use the certificate to satisfy the following degree requirements, provided they apply and are admitted to the degree program:

  • 4 hours of 500-level course required in Education for the EdM degree program at EPOL, and
  • 12 hours of Concentration Courses or 400/500-level Courses approved by Advisor for the EdM degree program at EPOL

or

  • 4 hours of 500-level course required in Education for the MA degree program at EPOL, and
  • 12 hours of 400/500-level Courses approved by Advisor for the MA degree program at EPOL

or

  • Up to 12 hours of Major Subject coursework (includes concentration courses) required in Education for the EdD degree program at EPOL, and
  • Up to 12 hours of Elective Hours or 400/500-level courses approved by Advisor for the EdD degree program at EPOL

or

  • Up to 16 hours of Major Subject coursework (includes concentration courses) required in Education approved by the Advisor for the PhD degree program at EPOL

or

  • Up to 16 hours of 400/500-level Courses in Education approved by the Advisor for the CAS program at EPOL
EPOL 472Instructional and Training System Design4
EPOL 476Project Management Principles and Applications4
or EPOL 485 Introduction to eLearning
EPOL 483Learning Technologies4
Choose 1 from:4
Organization Development
Consulting in Human Resource Development
Learning on the Job
Program Evaluation
Total Hours16