Certificate in Creativity and Innovation

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate 
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.9999
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9199

About the Program

The graduate-level certificate in Creativity & Innovation (C&I) is for those who do not wish to pursue a master's degree but who would value a credential that demonstrates their learning. It provides corporate and business leaders, employees, school leaders, teachers, higher education managers and leaders, a mastery of the certificate's contemporary, creativity content knowledge and coursework. It is essential in today's world of increasing complexity, change, and competition that all employees within an organization engage in creative problem solving and new idea generation to solve evolving issues that arise within the work setting. The skill sets to present their innovations to key decision makers within their schools/organizations for implementation is also required. By internalizing the spirit of creativity and the principles of creative problem solving, program participants are transformed into change leaders capable of overcoming the status quo to implement their creative ideas and innovations to inspire new directions and visions.

Upon completion of the certificate in C&I program, students will have formed an in-depth understanding of creativity, enhanced communication, creative problem solving, and how these new solutions and innovations may be applied to practical situations that enhance their workplace culture. Participants will use their newly enhanced creative-thinking skills to reflect critically on existing workplace practices and express coherent and cogent ideas and suggestions for continuous improvement within their workplaces.

Credits from the certificate program may be applied toward the MS in Creativity and Innovation should a candidate decide to build upon the certificate credential within the allotted time in accordance with University policies.

Program Requirements

Requirements
CRTV 501Foundations in Creativity3.0
CRTV 502Tools and Techniques in Creativity3.0
CRTV 503Creativity in the Workplace3.0
CRTV 620Research Methods and Assessment of Creative and Innovative Thinking3.0
EDCR 510Leadership in Educational Contexts and Systems 3.0
EDCR 514Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice in Education 3.0
Total Credits18.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
CRTV 5013.0CRTV 5023.0CRTV 5033.0
EDCR 5103.0EDCR 5143.0CRTV 6203.0
 6 6 6
Total Credits 18

Additional Information

For more information, visit the Drexel Online Graduate Certificate Creativity and Innovation webpage.

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