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6 required courses (90 hours)


Online | Learn more


Complete in 1 year, or up to 3 years

Curriculum development and instructional design involves using the ADDIE model to effectively design and analyze course curriculum.

Advance your skill set and develop practical and theoretical knowledge as an educator while learning to design and analyze course curriculum in your field of expertise.

Using the ADDIE — analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation — model, apply the principles of instructional design to create a customized project. Demonstrate your ability to write effective learning outcome statements, in addition to designing assessment and instructional strategies, integrate media, and evaluate and revise curriculum.

Through these online courses, you will enhance your knowledge of adult learning principles and learning styles and how they relate to educational design. Expand your understanding of instructional strategies and design principles, outcome-based assessments, and processes for evaluation. In the final course, you will put your learning into practice by planning, creating and assessing a pilot course with support from the instructor and your peers.


Highlights and benefits

Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects

Enhance your life | Develop your personal and professional skills

Real-world knowledge | Learn from experienced industry professionals

Online delivery | Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, and complete this program from anywhere

 Information session

Interested in learning more about our Curriculum Development and Instructional Design Extension Certificate? Speak with program staff and instructors, and have your questions answered. Join us for a free virtual information session on Thursday, Apr 11, 2024, 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Course schedule by semester

(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Principles of Instructional Design ON ON ON/FT
Designing Assessment Strategies ON ON ON/FT
Designing Instructional Strategies   ON ON/FT
Media Trends in Instructional Design   ON ON/FT
Curriculum Template Design ON ON ON
Curriculum Implementation and Evaluation ON   ON



BL: Blended (Online & Classroom)
CL: Classroom
FT: Fast Track
ON: Online
IDS: Independent Study
P: Practicum

This schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration is available in June; Winter schedule and registration is available in November; and Spring/Summer schedule and registration is available in March.



Additional Details

Funding opportunities

This program qualifies for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant and other funding opportunities. Learn more.

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