General Program

This specialization offers a core of education, instructional design, research, project management, and evaluation courses designed to give you a well-rounded education with direct application in the workplace. With a heavy emphasis on leadership, problem-solving skills, and hands-on design experience, this specialization provides a solid foundation for career success.

Embedded in the specialization is a certificate in Instructional Design that you will automatically earn after completing the fifth course. Earning this certificate demonstrates to potential employers the skills you have already gained and to your current employer just how far you have already progressed. Upon graduation, you can also earn an additional certificate in either or both Training and Performance Improvement or Online Learning.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
    • Core courses (27 sem. credits)
    • Capstone (3 sem. credits)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EDUC 6105 Course Organizations, Innovation, and Change Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6115 Course Learning Theories and Instruction Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EIDT 6121 Course Multimedia Design and Development I Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EIDT 6122 Course Multimedia Design and Development II Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EIDT 6100 Course Instructional Design Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EIDT 6110 Course Advanced Instructional Design Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6125 Course Foundations of Research Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6135 Course Distance Learning Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6145 Course Project Management in Education and Training Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Capstone

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EIDT 6910 Course Capstone: Practical Application of Instructional Design Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Technology Requirements

In addition to Walden’s general technical requirements, this program requires the following:

  • Windows XP/Vista  or Mac OS X

There are also free, downloadable software programs that may be required in order to complete the course and program requirements.

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