All applications are assessed based on an integrated and consolidated examination of academic credentials, work experience, and personal experience.
- Four year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a related field, from a recognized post-secondary institution.
- At least three* years of professional experience in a leadership** or management position that is directly related to the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design program learning outcomes.
To be considered for Flexible Admission, applicants would normally require a minimum of seven years of work experience, with a minimum of two years of professional experience in a leadership** or management position, that is directly related to the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design program learning outcomes.
*Emerging leaders who have fewer than three years of leadership experience, yet have been in recent leadership or people management roles for two years or more, demonstrate exceptional leadership potential through their professional and life experiences, are preparing for further leadership roles, and otherwise meet the Standard Admission criteria, are encouraged to apply.
**Leadership experience could include one or more of the following:
- Roles in which you consult, negotiate with, or manage diverse interest groups through relationship, in a complex environment.
- Roles in which you lead others toward shared goals and outcomes.
- Roles in which you influence, organize, and coordinate groups of people.
- Leadership roles in volunteer organizations.
- Formal organizational leadership roles in which you directly supervise staff or complete performance-oriented work with individuals, groups, or teams.
- Overcoming a challenging life experience (for self or others), which involved navigating complex systems and resulted in positive community change beyond the individual.
English Language Proficiency
- If English is not your primary language, please review our English Language Requirements.
Additional Recommendations for Admission
- Applicants should be educational professionals.
- Experience in instructional design or instruction is an asset.