Instructional Technology and Design (ITD) Micro-Credential

What is the Instructional Technology and Design (ITD) Micro-credential?

  • ITD is a small program designed to equip professionals to create and implement successful learning experiences on digital platforms.
  • ITD teaches the skills needed to develop or enhance careers in K-12 education, higher education, corporate training, nonprofit education, museums, or related organizations.
  • ITD is ideal for individuals in the business of educating others, such as instructional designers, corporate trainers, professional development specialists, and community educators.

$350 per credit
$4200 Total


Time to Complete
2-3 Semesters


Mode Offered


Digital Badge
Credit toward MAEd

Program Description

Instructional Technology and Design micro-credential is part of our Non-Degree seeking Graduate program. Grades earned within this program will be part of your permanent academic record and may be applied to the Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology (MSITD) program. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential you will be able to:

  • Apply foundational instructional design principles to the creation and implementation of learning activities in the workplace.
  • Design and provide instruction through proficient planning, development, evaluation, and management.
  • Employ numerous theories, principles, models, tools, and techniques that can be applied to the systematic design of instruction.
  • Lead all phases of an instructional design project.


ITD 602P Instructional Technology & Design Tools 3
ITD 612P Instructional Design Principles 3
ITD 622P Exemplary Course Design 3
ITD 697P Special Topics in Instructional Technology & Design 3
Total Hours 12

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply Online

Create your MyUNA Profile to access the online graduate application, select Instructional Technology and Design (Micro-Credential ONLY, Non-degree seeking) in the Academic Program options. Already have a MyUNA Profile? You can Apply Online through your profile!

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Step 2: Request Official Transcripts

Request official transcripts from degree granting institution. Transcripts from University of North Alabama are not required. Official transcripts can be sent through an electronic transcript service to or mailed to: Office of Graduate Admissions, UNA Box 5078, Florence, AL 35632.

Step 3: Upload Your Resume

After submitting your application, please click "Supplemental Items & Documents" in the top left corner to upload your resume.

Step 4: Register for Classes

Prior to course registration, you should view the Course Schedule for a listing of available online courses for the upcoming session. The course(s) you register for will be posted to your UNAPortal account once your registration has been processed. To access your course:

  1. Log into your UNAPortal account
  2. Select the Registration tab
  3. Select Add/Drop Courses.
  4. Select Register for Classes.
  5. Select appropriate term and select Continue.
  6. Select appropriate course subject in Subject Box and select Search
  7. Find appropriate course and select Add
  8. The class will pop upin asummary box and select Submit.
  9. The status should change from pending to registered.

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