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The online Graduate Certificate in eLearning and Instructional Design increases opportunities for professional diversification and advancement as the contemporary landscape of learning increasingly requires a digital component.
This curriculum prepares professionals to design pedagogically sound online, blended, and technology-enhanced educational experiences, from stand-alone workshops to program suites. Certificate participants investigate the latest research on the science of learning, draw on research-based principles to design engaging online and mobile environments, and become prepared to respond innovatively to societal and institutional changes that impact the field of online and mobile education.
- Engage in experiential learning through real-world application and workplace-based eLearning design projects
- Courses can be applied toward Northeastern's eLearning and Instructional Design MEd program
- Online, interactive program allows flexibility for working professionals
Experiential / Co-op opportunities
Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.
This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.
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You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.
- Online application
- Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the university's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
- Professional resumé: Current resumé that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
- Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
- Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language
Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.
Global Engagement Learn how our teaching and research benefit from a worldwide network of students, faculty, and industry partners.
Cost and Tuition
Estimated Total Tuition
This is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2019 - 20 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.
Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis; however, we do recommend following the application guidelines below to ensure you can begin during your desired start term.
|July 13, 2020||International out-of-country application complete (start date: September 14, 2020)|
|August 10, 2020||International in-country application complete (start date: September 14, 2020)|
|September 4, 2020||Domestic application complete (first half start: September 14, 2020)|
|October 16, 2020||Domestic application complete (second half start: October 26, 2020)|
|November 2, 2020||International out-of-country application complete (start date: January 11, 2021)|
|December 7, 2020||International in-country application complete (start date: January 11, 2021)|
|January 1, 2021||Domestic application complete (first half start: January 11, 2021)|
|February 12, 2021||Domestic application complete (second half start: February 22, 2021)|
|February 8, 2021||International out-of-country application complete (start date: April 12, 2021)|
|March 8, 2021||International in-country application complete (start date: April 12, 2021)|
|April 2, 2021||Domestic application complete (first half start: April 12, 2021)|
|May 14, 2021||Domestic application complete (second half start: May 24, 2021)|
|May 10, 2021||International out-of-country application complete (start date: July 12, 2021)|
|June 7, 2021||International in-country application complete (start date: July 12, 2021)|
|July 2, 2021||Domestic application complete (start date: July 12, 2021)|
Student Body Profile
Below is a look at where our Education & Learning alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.
Where They Work
- Boston Public Schools
- Chicago Public Schools
- NYC Department of Education
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Tufts University
What They Do
- Community and Social Services
- Business Development
- Human Services
What They're Skilled At
- Public Speaking
- Curriculum Development
Learn more about Northeastern Alumni on Linkedin.
Career Opportunities and Services
Did You Know?
Employment for instructional coordinators and designers is expected to grow 20% by 2020.
Not ready for a full master's degree? Consider our four-course eLearning and Instructional Design graudate certificate, which rolls into the master's program.
Did You Know?
All MEd students create ePortfolios, an example of their mastery in new topics and fields through documentation, assessment, and integration of coursework with their workplace experience. Students leverage this body of work throughout the program and after, as a key piece of their personal brand.
From Our Faculty
"An ideal student for our program is someone who is looking to make a change in education, whatever that context is. Someone who is looking for an opportunity to grow and gain new knowledge not only to advance their career, but impact the field of education." —Lydia Young, Associate Teaching Professor, Graduate School of Education and Director of NExT
From Our Alumni
"There’s a shift in using technology to make education more engaging through interactive tools and animation. In the program I've been able to find a creative outlet to incorporate these tools." — Michael W, Alumnus