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East Tennessee State University

Instructional Design Graduate Certificate

Instructional Design

100% Online Graduate Certificate

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The Instructional Design Graduate Certificate provides advanced coursework directed at evidence-based practices for developing and implementing effective instructional content. Coursework in this certificate is not directed solely toward teachers but is applicable to education, health care, and corporate sectors.

This program is offered through the Department of Educational Foundations and Special Education. The department offers undergraduate and gradute degrees as well as two graduate certificate programs. 


This fully online program requires a completion of 18 semester credit hours and must be completed with six years from the date of enrollment in the earliest course applied toward the certificate.

Instructional Design Graduate Certificate Course Requirements


ETSU School of Graduate Studies Admission Requirements:

A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Degrees from non-accredited institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis.

An undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for domestic students, and a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for international students. (Some programs may require a higher GPA.)

A completed application form.

A personal essay of 150-300 words, detailing your interests in a graduate program at ETSU.

A non-refundable application fee.

One official transcript from every college or university where the applicant has taken courses.


Program Specific Admission Requirements:

The following are required in addition to the School of Graduate Studies requirements.

A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75* on a 4.0 scale. *3.0 GPA for international applicants as per school of graduate studies requirement.

Submission of a 2-page essay outlining goals beyond achieving the certificate in Instructional Design.


Tuition Information


Tuition, Fee, and Financial Assistance


ETSU Tuition and Fees

ETSU eRate (for out-of-state students taking ALL course work online in any semester)

Border County Information: Students residing in select bordering counties in North Carolina and Virginia may attend ETSU at the in-state tuition rate. Please contact the Admissions Office at or 423-439-4213 with questions.

Student accounts, payment calendars, and payment plan information

ETSU Bursar Office

(423) 439-4212

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Step by Step Guide

Types of Aid

(423) 439-4300


Scholarship Information

(423) 439-7094


Gainful Employment

Important information about program costs, education debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended Instructional Design at East Tennessee State University is available here.

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