Instructional Design


The Instructional Design Graduate Certificate provides a unique opportunity for you to gain formal recognition by becoming part of a nationally recognized Curriculum and Instructional Technology (CIT) Program. The CIT Graduate Program is supported by the internationally known Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching and is part of the Educator Preparation Program. This graduate certificate is primarily designed for those working in education, training, professional development, design, and/or outreach who wish to accredit and enhance their knowledge and skills. All credits earned toward the Instructional Design Certificate are Iowa State University graduate credits and can be earned before, after, or concurrently with a master or doctoral degree.

Contact: School of Education
Phone: 515-294-1241
E-mail Address:

Certificate Funding Options

This Certificate program does not currently qualify for Federal Financial Aid. The following funding options are available:


Application Deadlines: September 30 for spring admission. April 15 for fall admission

Program Requires GRE: No

Program Requires GMAT : No

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 560
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 83
PTE 56
Duolingo 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS:No

Financial Statement: Application