Design effective, innovative educational experiences for all learners
The Minor in Instructional Design and Training (IDT) is a new minor that allows students to develop their professional skills to design better, more meaningful learning experiences.
Instruction and learning happen every day and in all professions, not just in schools. Courses in this minor prepare students to make training and other educational experiences more innovative and effective for learners and professionals in all fields of work.
The IDT minor is open to all majors at UIC. Students do not need previous experience or coursework in education to apply. Students are encouraged to consult their home colleges and advisors about acceptability and applicability of IDT course credit toward their degree.
Admission Requirements Heading link
- The IDT minor is open to all UIC undergraduates, but students are not permitted to count coursework towards both their major and the minor
- Students need to have a minimum 2.0 GPA to apply to the minor
- Course offerings for the minor will begin in Fall 2022, but students can apply to the minor now
- Please see the web form below to apply to the minor or to request more information
Courses and Requirements Heading link
The IDT minor requires a minimum of 12 credit hours (typically 4 undergraduate courses). Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for all minor courses. Students must complete at least one-half of the course work required for the minor while enrolled at UIC.
Course offerings for the IDT minor will begin in Fall 2022, starting with EPSY 380 and EPSY 450. Courses will be fully online and asynchronous so that students can learn on their own schedule. Students can request an override for any course restrictions using the Undergrad Course Approval Form.
Required Core Foundation Courses
EPSY 210 | Principles of Learning and Instruction Across the Lifespan | 3 Hours
EPSY 380 | Instructional Design and Training | 3 Hours
EPSY 450 | Assessment and Evaluation of Learning Outcomes and Instructional Products | 3 Hours
Additional Course Options
EPSY 400 | Print-based Instructional Materials: Design and Development | 3 Hours
EPSY 430 | Interactive Online Instruction: Design and Development | 3 Hours
EPSY 440 | Engaging Multimedia Instruction: Design and Development | 3 Hours