Instructional Technology and Design

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 Semesters
6 months


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 a Masters in Education Program.  Upon successful completion of the program 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.


Instructional Technology & Design Tools - Provides a critical analysis of technology, focusing on the ways (positive and negative) it affects society, schooling and professional development. This course addresses methodologies for selecting and evaluating technology for learning purposes in a variety of professional settings through practical application and examination of extant literature. (Offered on sufficient demand)

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 graduate@ or mailed to: Office of Graduate Admissions, UNA Box 5078, Florence, AL 35632.


Step 3: Check your Application Status

Review your MyUNA Profile to see supplemental items needed to complete your application material. Please allow 1-3 business days for your checklist to be updated as items are received. We will contact you by email when your application is complete and sent for departmental review. An email notification will be sent to you when a decision has been made.

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 up in a summary box and select Submit.
  9. The status should change from pending to registered.

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