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Adult Learning and Inclusive Design

Uncover innovative paths to effectively engage adult learners with a graduate certificate in Adult Learning and Inclusive Design offered entirely online. In this certificate program, you’ll gain hands-on experience in instructional design, from creating engaging multi-media content to providing evaluations. With a curriculum centered on equity, the program helps you develop an inclusive mindset to best serve diverse adult learners. Gain insight into adult learning theories, instructional strategies, and inclusive assessment through learner-centered design.

 

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
April 1

Term Length
10 Weeks

4 Course Certificate
Tuition

$12,896

6 Course Certificate
Tuition

$19,344

Format
Online

Admission
No GRE or GMAT

Time
As few as 6 months

Time
As few as 12 months

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U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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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

Leverage adult learning theories on instructional strategies

Develop strategies for examining assessment data to refine design practices

Design inclusive learning materials, activities, and assessments

Curriculum

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning and Inclusive Design requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit
Student Success Course.
4
Concentration Courses
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

IDT 4100 E-Learning: Course Design, Models, and Practice
IDT 4120 E-Learning: Multimedia Application
IDT 4130 Equity, Justice, and Inclusivity with Learning Design
IDT 4140 Universal Design for Learning
 

Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning and Inclusive Design requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit
Student Success Course.
5
Concentration Courses
 
 
1
Elective Courses
 

Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

IDT 4100 E-Learning: Course Design, Models, and Practice
IDT 4120 E-Learning: Multimedia Application
IDT 4130 Equity, Justice, and Inclusivity with Learning Design
IDT 4140 Universal Design for Learning
IDT 4150 Project Management and Stakeholder Communication

Elective Courses
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Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Instructional Design and Technology program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Featured Instructors

Michael Lampe

Contact Info Bio Michael Lampe has been in the instructional design and educational technology career field for over 10 years. Currently, he works at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus as the Program Director of Digital Education and Academic...

Melissa DeWitt

Contact Info Bio Melissa DeWitt brings her professional experience in instructional design, librarianship, teaching, and editing to her teaching at University College. She is passionate about creating inclusive and engaging learning experiences for adult learners....

Lindsay Brunhofer

Contact Info Bio Lindsay Brunhofer is a learning experience designer with more than 10 years of experience designing coursework, curricula, and training experiences both online and in person. Her professional experience also includes research on disruptive...

Crystal Gasell

Contact Info Bio Crystal Gasell is a longtime advocate for a balanced approach to instructional design, where technology seamlessly complements and amplifies effective teaching methods. With over 20 years in education, she is an expert in online and hybrid teaching...

Amanda Hardman

Contact Info Bio Amanda Hardman has been teaching and working in higher education for more than 15 years. Her roles have included faculty, online success coordinator, eLearning mentor, and instructional designer. She is also a facilitator with the Quality Matters...

Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 0 0
6-Course Certificate Classes 3 3 0 0
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 1 1 2 0
6-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 2 0
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 1 1 1 1
6-Course Certificate Classes 1 2 2 1

Interested in a master’s degree?

Explore our Master of Arts in Instructional Design and Technology with a concentration in Adult Learning and Inclusive Design.

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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.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Adult Learning and Inclusive Design

The employment outlook for instructional designers appears to be strong with a 10% increase in available roles expected through 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Hot job alert! The recent shift to deliver online education and training due to the global pandemic has resulted in a significant increase in demand for instructional designers, making it one of the “hottest jobs” in education according to Inside Higher Ed.

Increased demand and the global shift to virtual environments in all spheres have expanded instructional designers’ opportunities beyond education alone and into non-profits, healthcare, and start-ups.


Job Titles

Learning Experience Designer
Learning Development Manager
Curriculum Developer
Training Manager


Instructional Designer Salary: National Average

$70,055

(Glassdoor.com)

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Flexible Online Classes

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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.

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Accreditation

 


Higher Learning Commission

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.

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