University Bulletin 2022-23

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Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Development

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Graduate Certificate for Instructional Design and Development Credit Hours
Requirements   15
ISD 613 3 hrs  
ISD 621 3 hrs  
ISD 622 3 hrs  
ISD 642 3 hrs  
ISD 653 3 hrs  

To be eligible, the student must meet the master's admission and applicant requirements of the IDD master's program. These include the following: a) hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution, and b) have a cumulative junior/senior undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher or 2.75 GPA or higher on the last 64 undergraduate credit hours.

Application Procedures and Requirement

The students would make application to the certificate program via University admissions application process and submit documents and fees as required by the IDD certificate program.

Requirements for admission are found on the Program webpage at

To apply - click here.

Final admission decision involves evaluation of the following: grade-point average, scores on the GRE, letters of reference, applicant's statement of career goal(s) and purpose(s), professional experience, and program enrollment and availability.

Applicants are responsible to ensure that all materials arrive within the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be retrieved for review when all materials are received.

An IDD program faculty admission committee will review applications, make admissions decisions and a written communication from the university will notify applicants about admissions decisions.

Requirements for certificate programs

A minimum GPA of 3.0 on all program of study courses and all work attempted is required. A maximum of two Cs can be counted. No grades of D or F may be counted. If a third C or any grade below is earned, the student will be dismissed from the program.

Those enrolled in the Certificate program may also elect to pursue the master's degree and be allowed to apply the courses toward their degree program once admitted and upon approval of the IDD faculty admissions committee.

Students enrolled in an IDD graduate program may opt to complete a certificate program to earn the certificate in addition to completing their degree program.

Department of Counseling and Instructional Sciences
(251) 380-2861
Interim Chair James P. Van Haneghan
Professors Getch, Stefurak, Van Haneghan           
Associate Professors Billingsley, Fregeau, McDermott
Assistant Professors Ding, Gaston, McCarty, Moore, Upton, Zha

Department of Counseling and Instructional Sciences website

Department of Counseling and Instructional Sciences

The Department of Counseling and Instructional Sciences offers the Master of Education degree in Educational Media (leading to certification in Library Media), and in  School Counseling leading to certification as a school counselor, and the Master of Science degree in Educational Media & Technology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Instructional Design. The department also offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Instructional Design and Development.  The department collaborates with the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences to deliver the Ph.D. degree in Combined-Integrated Clinical & Counseling Psychology. Finally, the department offers the B.S. degree and minor in Instructional Design & Performance Improvement.

Interdepartmental education

Faculty within the department offer foundational coursework in Education Technology, Educational Psychology, Educational Foundations, and Educational Research. These courses are offered for students in the undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the college and are designed to broaden and strengthen degree-area preparation.