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UD’s Professional and Continuing Studies offers Foundations of Instructional Design starting Feb. 5.

Class is the first step in the Instructional Design Certificate program

The rapidly expanding global e-learning market is expected to reach a value of $457.8 billion by 2026, more than double its value in 2019. Created to put learners on the cutting edge of the future of education in the digital era, the University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (UD PCS) offers an Instructional Design Certificate program.

The first course for the certificate, Foundations of Instructional Design, starts on Feb. 5. Foundations of Instructional Design is the prerequisite for the next two courses in the three-course sequence: Development for Instructional Design and E-learning and Course Development for Instructional Design.

Digital badges and digital course completion certificates are available as immediately delivered credentials that participants can display on their social media accounts as they progress through the program. As students complete these courses, they create content suitable for an optional professional instructional design portfolio that demonstrates their proficiency in graphic and multimedia design principles for e-learning.

All courses are designed to be completed within eight weeks. The first course is asynchronous and includes optional live-online sessions with instructors and fellow participants to facilitate information sharing and networking. The subsequent courses are also self-paced and may be completed at any time.

Courses in this certificate program can be purchased individually or as a bundle at a discounted price. Financing options, discounts, state funding and scholarships are available. Learn more about the Instructional Design Certificate program at