Working in instructional design

Jun 23, 2020


Currently, I am a teacher and I would like to transition into working as an Instructional Designer. If anyone has helpful information which could send me down the right path it would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you.

2 Replies
Judy Nollet

Hi, Allan,

Because you're a teacher, I assume you already understand the basics of Instructional Design (ID). At least, the Instructor Led Training (ILT) part.

I also assume you want to transition out of teaching in a school setting. But have you considered all of the various corporate and non-profit alternatives for ID? In other words, do want to completely give up presenting and only do ID? Do you want to design ILTs, elearnings, and/or blended options? And, finally, do you want to be a full-time employee or try freelancing?

I highly recommend you investigate organizations related to ID. Those would allow you to network with others in the field to get some guidance. For example, the Association for Talent Development ( has chapters across the U.S. Your area may have other local groups.

Good luck!