Educational Resources for Trainers and Instructional Designers

Finding a mentorThis list of higher education programs offers degrees and certifications for Trainers, Instructional Designers, and other Learning Specialists, such as multimedia and elearning.

College Resources

College and Universities that offer degrees for adult learning professionals, such as Trainers, Instructional Designers, and Human Resource Development Specialists.

Barry University - Master of Science in Human Resource Development

Claremont - Behavioral and Organizational Sciences

College of Education - Master of Science in Applied Technology, Training and Development (also offers a Corporate Training Certificate)

Concordia University - Portland - Master of Education

Edith Cowan University - Bachelor of Learning and Organizational Development

Fairmont State: Online Learning

The Fielding Institute - Human & Organization Development (PhD)

George Washington University - Educational Technology Leadership

ID Hunter’s guide to master’s degrees - Instructional Design Degree Programs

North Carolina State University - Training and Development Online

Purdue University - Learning Design and Technology

Rio Salado College: Associate Degree in eLearning Design Specialist and eLearning Design Specialist

Saint Joseph’s University  - Instructional Design and Technology Master’s Program

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota - Master’s degree in Learning Design and Technology

Saint Xavier University - Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

San Diego State University - Educational Technology

University California, Santa Cruz Extension - Certificate in Training and Human Resource Development

University of Massachusetts: Instructional Design

University of Massachusetts-Boston: Instructional Technology Design

University of North Carolina: Instructional Technology

University of North Dakota: Instructional Design & Technology

University of Wisconsin: Instructional Design

Virginia Tech: Instructional Design and Technology

West Texas A&M: Instructional Design and Technology

Train-The-Trainer Workshops and Certificate Programs

Organizations that offer certificates and workshops for adult learning professionals, such as Trainers and Instructional Designers:

Dr. Ruth Clark (no relatioship to me)

Directive Communication (Asian market)

Friesen, Kaye and Associates - Various workshop programs for trainers (performance gap specialists)

The Training Clinic

TLC Seminars - Presentation Skills, Basic Instructor, and Advance Instructor training programs

Next Steps

Training and HRD Careers

Learning Environment Design Framework
Instructional Design Toolkit

ISD Concept Map
ISD Concept Map