Minor in Instructional Design and Training

Requirements for the Minor

The Minor in Instructional Design and Training (IDT) is open to majors from other units and colleges, and majors within the College of Education. Students will be admitted to the IDT minor if they meet the minimum GPA of 2.00/4.00 at the time of application. Students must submit a request form at http://www.education.uic.edu/instructional-design-and-training. Students are encouraged to consult their home colleges about acceptability and applicability of IDT course credit toward their degree. Please check the IDT website for more information about admission to the IDT minor and the procedure for declaring a minor on a student transcript.

A GPA of 2.50/4.00 is required in courses taken towards the minor.

Required Core Foundation Courses
EPSY 210Principles of Learning and Instruction Across the Lifespan a3
EPSY 380Instructional Design and Training3
EPSY 450Assessment and Evaluation of Learning Outcomes and Instructional Products b3
Selective Courses
Select a minimum of one additional production course from the list of approved selectives:3-9
Print-based Instructional Materials: Design and Development b
Interactive Online Instruction: Design and Development b
Engaging Multimedia Instruction: Design and Development b
Total Hours12-18

This course is pending approval for Understanding the Individual and Society General Education category.


The prerequisite for EPSY 400, EPSY 430, EPSY 440, and EPSY 450 is EPSY 380. 

Students are required to take EPSY 380 before they take the following:

EPSY 400Print-based Instructional Materials: Design and Development3
EPSY 430Interactive Online Instruction: Design and Development3
EPSY 440Engaging Multimedia Instruction: Design and Development3
EPSY 450Assessment and Evaluation of Learning Outcomes and Instructional Products3

It is also recommended but is not required that students take EPSY 210 and one of the production courses prior to taking EPSY 450.

Enrollment Residence Requirement for the Minor

A student must complete at least one-half of the course work required for the minor field in enrollment residence at the University of Illinois at Chicago.