University of Wisconsin Stout | Wisconsin's Polytechnic University
Online Professional Development
UW-Stout can help you achieve your goals.
UW-Stout can help you achieve your goals.
3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Nicholle Stone
2017-2018 Tuition: $441 per semester hour graduate credit
$1,323 per course
The fall session is filled.
Spring: January 8 - March 2, 2018
Tuition due February 28, 2018
Complete the Online Registration Form.
If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-232-2693.
Reserve your spot now. This program is very popular, and courses fill well before the start date. This course is offered three times each year (spring, summer, and fall).
This is one of the required courses for individuals pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design.
This 8-week online instructional design course provides an introduction to learning theory, instructional design models, and the instructional design and development process.
You will study variables that affect adult learning, techniques for stimulating and sustaining learner motivation, and how to reinforce learning.
Whether you are in health care, education, business, software development or a trainer in any other industry, this online course will help you to analyze, design, and develop instruction.
NOTE: Throughout the instructional design certificate courses you will create portfolio quality products. For this course, you will create a design document and develop a unit or module of instruction.
Yes, if you are enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-Stout Master of Science in Education degree program and enrolled in a minimum of five (5) credits.
NOTE: Tuition for students enrolled in a Masters degree program at UW-Stout will be billed at the degree program credit hour rate.
Purchase the following paperback used from amazon.com or another online book source.
Mager, Robert F. Preparing instructional objectives: A critical tool in the development of effective instruction (3rd ed.). Center for Effective Performance.
You will be provided a second book as an e-textbook. When you login to the course, you will access the e-textbook to read online from your tablet, laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.
If you prefer to read a hard copy instead of via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book used or new from an online book source such as amazon.com or the publisher.
Morrison, R. G., Ross, M. S., Kalman, H.K., & Kemp, E. J. (2013). Designing effective instruction (7th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Additional recommended web-based articles will be available via the course modules.
You may enroll in this course to meet your goals for
Our students include:
Instructional designers: Cammy Bean, Christy Tucker, and Clark Quinn
"... completing a certificate can be the most direct path to career success."
~ from Complete College of America, Certificates Count: An Analysis of Sub-Baccalaureate Certificates
The university reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.
School of Education
Email: Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
"This course not only helped me internalize the theoretical foundations of Instructional Design but enabled me to speak the language of the profession, which made all the difference at my job interview. Ultimately, this program provided the launchpad for my career as an Instructional Designer."
~ Gini Gorlinski, Arts and Culture Editor at Britannica
"I am inspired! Then there is the part about the instructor as a person that I enjoyed... his sense of humor, attentiveness, and encouragement throughout our learning. This combination of good things made my experience of taking EDUC 765 valuable and even enjoyable."
~ Julie Zaloudek Program Director, Human Development and Family Studies
University of Wisconsin - Stout is proud to be the first university in Wisconsin to be certified for excellence in distance education practices.