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Graduate of the Mount St. Mary's University instructional design and technology certificate program.

Online Instructional Design and Technology Certificate

Asynchronous Instructional Design and Technology Courses for Educators and Corporate Trainers

Become an innovative instructor with the Mount’s asynchronous online graduate certificate in instructional design and technology. Leveraging technology to enhance the way others learn will help you become more effective as an educator or professional trainer.

School of Education

The graduate certificate in instructional design and technology is part of the School of Education. Rigorous programs and close interaction with acclaimed faculty ensure that graduates leave the Mount ready to make a difference in a rapidly changing educational and professional environment.

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Designed to Fit Your Life

he Mount's online instructional design and technology certificate program is designed for working adults. As a student in the Mount's program you will:

Additional Programs

The School of Education also offers certificate programs in advanced study in reading, along with instructional leadership.

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Valerie Pazzuto, M.Ed.'14

Learning about new ways I can improve my work with students and share with colleagues is the best part. I feel as if the instructional design and technology program enhances my ability to be a 21st century teacher.

Valerie Pazzuto, M.Ed.'14

Affordability & Financial Aid

Graduate level programs are designed to be taken one course at a time, providing you the flexibility you need to complete the classes at your own pace; with that the program pricing is set by credit hours instead of by the year like traditional undergraduate programs.

  • $9,000 – Estimated total cost of program, including tuition and fees.*
  • Cost is based on 15 credits (five (5) classes) at $600 per credit.
  • No application fee.
  • Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

*Tuition represents 2023-24 rates effective July 1, 2023. Tuition is subject to change without notice. Learn more about tuition and fees.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled on at least half-time basis (6-credits per semester) may qualify for financial aid. You may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

The Mount also has a variety of employer tuition remission or reimbursement agreements with local school systems, businesses and community colleges, so you may just get a discount from your employer or previous college. Learn more about Graduate Student Financial Aid at the Mount.

Not sure if you qualify for financial aid? Learn more from our financial aid office.

Graduate Student Financial Aid

Admissions & Application

The graduate certificate in instructional design and technology is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree in any field. Admissions requirements include:

  • Classes begin: Every semester.
  • Admissions: Rolling.
  • No application fee.

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution with a minimum 2.75 GPA.
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) from all accredited four-year institutions attended after high school.

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For questions, please contact:

Mary Newton
Assistant to the Dean
School of Education

Graduate Education Programs Archbishop Borders Hall 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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