Graduate Certificate

Learning Design Leadership - Graduate Certificate

Learning Design Leadership - 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 Leadership - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Learning Design Leadership prepares graduates who are well-versed in self-evaluation and goal setting; theories of creativity, visual design, multimodal communication, and professional development; platform-specific exploration and  development; leadership models; coaching and mentorship; project management and workflow; organizational management models; communication and conflict; ethical leadership; evaluating design frameworks/finding the best fit for your organization; initiative development, implementation, and evaluation of learning design projects; instructional design theories, principles, and methodologies; industry standards of instructional and learning design; industry needs; pedagogical strategies; promising platforms and technologies for learning design; and societal and ethical issues and implications of educational technologies.
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 Leadership

The Graduate Certificate is available only online and the student must complete a total of 9 credits from the following:

CEP 856 Learning Design Leadership 3
CEP 857 Current Topics and Trends in Learning Design 3
CEP 858 Upskilling in Learning Design 3