Online Certificate in Instructional Design | Georgetown SCS

Georgetown’s Online Certificate in Instructional Design introduces you to the fundamentals of creating online learning experiences that integrate social impact concepts to inform and activate students, employees, and clients to serve as agents of social change in work and the world. As a student, you will focus on designing, developing, and evaluating online learning experiences through the social impact design lens and creating courses that engage learners in projects related to addressing social challenges.

Led by a faculty of academics and professionals within the instructional design community, our program incorporates the real-world practice of leading the design, development, and review of an online course, while achieving a deeper understanding of instructional design. By the time you complete the online program, you’ll have the well-rounded skills and expertise to help mission-driven organizations throughout the world create quality online learning experiences.

  • Ideal for
    Ideal for

    Entry- and mid-level professionals

  • Duration

    4 months

  • Tuition


  • Format


  • Enrollment

    At Your Own Pace

  • Semester of Entry
    Semester of Entry

    Fall, spring, summer

Upon successful completion of the online certificate, you‘ll be able to apply the following outcomes in your career:

  • Integrate social impact frameworks into the design and development of online courses
  • Align course elements with course- and module-level learning objectives
  • Articulate ethical considerations related to design and technology
  • Evaluate the quality of courses designed using synchronous and asynchronous technologies
  • Use project management techniques to oversee online course development
  • Collaborate with multimedia experts to design video, audio, and graphical elements