Learning and Development
Explore the unique ways adults learn and the technologies and strategies needed to facilitate effective learning and training initiatives designed to improve employee performance. From needs assessment and design through to implementation and evaluation, you'll determine how to execute learning and development programs on any topic.
At a Glance
University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.
Skills You'll Learn
Develop and deliver training geared toward adult learners
Create training opportunities designed to improve employee performance
Manage learning initiatives and their effectiveness
Specialized Graduate Certificate in Certificate of Advanced Study in Learning and Development requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).
All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.
Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program.
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Interested in a master's degree?
Explore our Master of Arts in Communication Management with a concentration in Learning and Development.
Take a Course Before You Apply
We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.
Predicted outcomes for graduates of Learning and Development
Demand for training and development professionals is expected to grow 11% through 2026 due to training and development courses at the workplace, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Innovations in training methods will continue as organizations use technology and social networks in their training programs.
Job prospects with experience developing online and mobile training programs will have a competitive edge.
Instructional Designer Salary: National Average
Get Ahead with Career Services
One-on-one career coaching and mock interviews
Job database dedicated to DU students and alumni
Résumé and cover letter guidance
Hear from Our Students
"I think the return on investment for me is very tangible. It helped me get a higher-level role and it helped me secure a better life for myself." —Martha Brown, graduate.
Flexible Online Classes
We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.
Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.
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University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.