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    Foundations of Learning Design - Online Graduate Certificate

    Designing Engaging Learning Experiences for the Modern World.

    Are you ready to unlock the secrets of creating captivating learning experiences that transform lives? Look no further than our cutting-edge Foundations of Learning Design certificate program!

    In today's rapidly evolving landscape, the ability to design effective, engaging learning experiences is a highly sought-after skill. Whether you aspire to shape the future of education, revolutionize corporate training, or empower learners in the healthcare sector, our program will equip you with the knowledge and tools to thrive.

    Dive deep into the world of instructional design, where you'll explore the latest theories, models, and best practices. Uncover the science behind how people learn and leverage that understanding to craft learning experiences that truly resonate. Develop a keen eye for identifying learner needs and crafting tailored solutions that unlock their full potential.

    Imagine the impact you could have – transforming classrooms, revolutionizing corporate training, or empowering patients to take charge of their health. With our Instructional Design degree, the possibilities are endless. Embark on this exciting journey and become a master of creating learning experiences that inspire, engage, and transform.

    Don't settle for ordinary – join us and unlock the extraordinary. Apply now and let's design the future, together!

    Why UW-Whitewater Online?

    • Asynchronous program lets you learn day or night
    • Build connections through online assignments and discussion boards
    • Affordable tuition

    Foundations of Learning Design - Online Graduate Certificate

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    The online graduate certificate in Foundations of Learning Design is a 9-credit program. This program can be started in the spring, summer or fall terms, and at a pace that works best for you. Full-time students can finish in as little as a year in a half.

    For a comprehensive overview of the program structure and required courses, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.

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    To qualify for the certificate program, you must meet graduate admission criteria by the application deadline for the term you're applying for.

    Deadlines vary by term and are subject to change without notice. Accurate and up-to-date admission deadlines can be found on the graduate admission deadlines website.

    If you do not meet the graduate admission criteria, please email us to determine if you could be admitted on a conditional basis.

    International students must meet additional criteria and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for information and assistance.

    Additional requirements for admission to the Foundations of Learning Design certificate program:

    • Upload a personal statement (2-3 pages) describing the reason behind your decision to pursue this degree, your short- and long-term career goals, and the value you believe you will add to the learning experience of your fellow students. 

    All requirements can be submitted during the application process.

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    This graduate program at UW-Whitewater are a superior value at $569 USD per credit for the 2023-24 academic year — whether you are a Wisconsin resident, an out-of-state student, or an international student.

    If you compare our graduate tuition to others, you will find that this per-credit price is quite reasonable. Visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for complete information.

    What creates this value?

    • All faculty complete specific training for online teaching.
    • Faculty lectures are recorded in a state-of-the-art media studio and included with each course.
    • An external team reviews online courses.
    • High levels of student/faculty interaction are standard.
    • Helpdesk technical staff are dedicated to assisting graduate students with online technology.

    Course materials
    Graduate students can purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through the University Bookstore or elsewhere online. Students should verify what materials are needed with their instructor.

    Financial aid

    Students enrolled in the Graduate certificate program only are not eligible for federal aid. 

    Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. To find out, or if you have other financial aid questions, contact the financial aid staff person assigned to you or try uwwfao@uww.edu or 262-472-1130.

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    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers an excellent opportunity to leverage your existing certificate coursework. 

    Transfer up to 12-credits of your certificate coursework towards the master's degree, saving you time and money.

    Check out our Master's programs.