Graduate Certificate

Learning Design - Graduate Certificate

Learning Design - Graduate Certificate
Plan Code:
Program Level:
Graduate Certification
Award Type:
Graduate Certificate Program
College of Education
Counseling, Educ Psych, and Special Education

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Education

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education

Graduate Study
Learning Design - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Learning Design prepares graduates who are well-versed in online curriculum development, motivation in online learning, ethics and social implications of educational technology, online collaborative communities, accessibility, universal design, deficit model of disability, social model of disability, human-centered design methods, how to design learning experiences and technological interactions from the perspective of people with disabilities, assistive technology, destigmatizing disease, illness, and impairment, foundational theories of assessment, foundational assumptions of assessment design, assessment-driven curriculum design for learning, designing formative assessments in digital contexts, online content management systems and learning management systems, the role of feedback, its design and provision in digital contexts, and analysis of assessment data to inform pedagogy and support learning. 

This program is not accredited by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board and is not recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for K-12 educators in Kentucky.


For admission to the graduate certificate in learning design leadership, the student must:
  1. submit both departmental and university application forms.
  2. submit official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended.
  3. complete the Intent to Enroll form after obtaining approval from their academic advisor if currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at Michigan State University.
Applications for admission to the program are reviewed by faculty who evaluate applicants for indications of a high probability of success. Such indications include academic performance, experience or interest in the field, and consistency of professional goals with the objectives of the program. Factors also considered are:
  1. have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
  2. have a minimum TOEFL score of 80 if you are a first-language speaker of a language other than English.
  3. applying from a state where degrees from Michigan State University are recognized.
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Learning Design

The Graduate Certificate is available only online and the student must complete a total of 9 credits from the following:
CEP 813 Electronic Assessment for Teaching and Learning 3
CEP 820 Teaching and Learning Online 3
UX 835 Accessibility and Design 3