Instructional Design and Delivery

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Delivery

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About This Program

American Military University’s (AMU) undergraduate certificate in instructional design focuses on teaching adult learners in academic and nonacademic settings, such as government or corporate training environments.

AMU’s online program provides an exploration of the leading theories, research trends, evidence-based practices, and concepts of curriculum design to educate adult learners. Coursework explores:

  • Significant theories, research, and evidence-based practices in the field
  • Effective instruction that challenges and involves diverse adult learners
  • Development of cohesive courses, syllabi, assessments, and objectives aligned to engaging learning activities  
  • Integration of technology and apps to support learning
  • Creation of a comprehensive classroom management plan for adult learners

What You Will Do

  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills
  2. Design curriculum for adult learning contexts
  3. Use effective classroom management approaches
  4. Apply adult learning and cognition theory
  5. Design instructional assessments based upon measurement and evaluation theory

Program at a Glance

Number of Credits
18
Cost Per Credit
$350 | $250*
$315**
Courses Start Monthly
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Program Requirements Printable Catalog Version

Must take all courses for this section.

Course ID: 2918

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This course is designed to focus on communication within the workplace, personal activities, and family life in order to establish and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships. This course serves as an introduction to major theories and empirical research regarding the role of interpersonal communication as it relates to personal, contextual, and cultural variables in the development of various types of relationships.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
09/25/23 - 03/01/24 03/04/24 - 04/28/24 Winter 2024 Session D 8 Week session
10/30/23 - 03/29/24 04/01/24 - 05/26/24 Spring 2024 Session B 8 Week session
11/27/23 - 05/03/24 05/06/24 - 06/30/24 Spring 2024 Session I 8 Week session
12/25/23 - 05/31/24 06/03/24 - 07/28/24 Spring 2024 Session D 8 Week session
01/29/24 - 06/28/24 07/01/24 - 08/25/24 Summer 2024 Session B 8 Week session
02/06/24 - 08/02/24 08/05/24 - 09/29/24 Summer 2024 Session I 8 Week session

Course ID: 2932

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This course provides course participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish a classroom learning community in which they can organize and conduct effective instruction that challenges and involves adult learners. Course content will focus on effectively planning instruction or training for adults; considering the unique needs of adult learners; building a sense of community among learners; assessing learning; attending to diverse needs; and instructing in online, face-to-face, and hybrid learning contexts.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
09/25/23 - 03/01/24 03/04/24 - 04/28/24 Winter 2024 Session D 8 Week session
11/27/23 - 05/03/24 05/06/24 - 06/30/24 Spring 2024 Session I 8 Week session
01/29/24 - 06/28/24 07/01/24 - 08/25/24 Summer 2024 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 3596

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This course provides students with a foundation in theoretical and practical aspects of adult learning. The course begins with comparing and contrasting adult learning (andragogy) to learning among children and adolescents (pedagogy). Examination of various theorists, theories, and practitioners; technology integration rationales; and application of theories to practice in online, face-to-face, and hybrid environments prepares students to plan, teach, and evaluate adult learning.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
09/25/23 - 03/01/24 03/04/24 - 04/28/24 Winter 2024 Session D 8 Week session
11/27/23 - 05/03/24 05/06/24 - 06/30/24 Spring 2024 Session I 8 Week session
01/29/24 - 06/28/24 07/01/24 - 08/25/24 Summer 2024 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 3594

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This course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for the effective development of curriculum materials and organization and implementation of those materials as a learning program with a focus on adult learners. Activities include studying and applying seminal and current theories, creating engaging experiences, attending to diverse learner needs, and understanding key aspects of program evaluation.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
09/25/23 - 03/01/24 03/04/24 - 04/28/24 Winter 2024 Session D 8 Week session
11/27/23 - 05/03/24 05/06/24 - 06/30/24 Spring 2024 Session I 8 Week session
01/29/24 - 06/28/24 07/01/24 - 08/25/24 Summer 2024 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 3595

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This course requires students to study theory, concepts, and practices of measurement and evaluation in instructional settings with a focus on adult learning contexts. Course topics include reliability, test and evaluation development, validation, accommodations for adult learners with disabilities, ethical evaluation and measurement practices, and assessment (e.g. rubric creation).
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
10/30/23 - 03/29/24 04/01/24 - 05/26/24 Spring 2024 Session B 8 Week session
12/25/23 - 05/31/24 06/03/24 - 07/28/24 Spring 2024 Session D 8 Week session
02/06/24 - 08/02/24 08/05/24 - 09/29/24 Summer 2024 Session I 8 Week session

Course ID: 3580

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This course examines basic learning processes within the context of classical, instrumental, and operant learning situations. Course content focuses on classical conditioning, instrumental learning, principles of reinforcement, punishment and avoidance conditioning, stimulus generalization and discrimination, retention and forgetting, nature and functioning of memory, and learning and performance of motor skills. (Prerequisite: PSYC101)
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
09/25/23 - 03/01/24 03/04/24 - 04/28/24 Winter 2024 Session D 8 Week session
10/30/23 - 03/29/24 04/01/24 - 05/26/24 Spring 2024 Session B 8 Week session
11/27/23 - 05/03/24 05/06/24 - 06/30/24 Spring 2024 Session I 8 Week session
12/25/23 - 05/31/24 06/03/24 - 07/28/24 Spring 2024 Session D 8 Week session
01/29/24 - 06/28/24 07/01/24 - 08/25/24 Summer 2024 Session B 8 Week session
02/06/24 - 08/02/24 08/05/24 - 09/29/24 Summer 2024 Session I 8 Week session

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start Mar 4
Register by Mar 1

Admission Requirements

  • All AMU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e., GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the AMU admission application for this program. View steps to apply.

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1The University reserves the right to accept or deny credits according to policies outlined on our University website. Please see the University’s transfer credit policy webpage for complete information. 

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2Alumni Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt As of December 31, 2021

Includes alumni who graduated with an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree from APUS. Student loan debt is defined as student loans and private education loans used for tuition, fees, living expenses, and book costs associated with courses taken at APUS. Many APUS students receive military tuition assistance and veterans education benefits, which are not student loan debt.

*Cost Per Credit Hour

AMU's Preferred Military Rate is $250 per credit hour for all undergraduate and master's-level courses. This rate is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, including parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents.
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