Creativity and Innovation


2020-2021 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Volume 1: 2020.2021

Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

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Graduate Certificate
18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the School of Education and the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation. It is available at the St. Louis home campus and the Geneva campus. 

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures under the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Program Description

The university certificate program in creativity and innovation aims to provide professionals with the knowledge and skills for assessing the major concepts, theoretical perspectives and empirical findings in the area of creativity and innovation. Participants will apply theory to evaluate and foster creativity and innovation processes within a variety of settings and within an interdisciplinary context.

To attain the certificate, students must complete 18 hours of coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or better and a B- or better in all courses. Elective hours for coursework in the program must be approved by the EDIN advisor and the director of the Center for Creativity and Innovation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Describe and critically assess the major concepts, theoretical perspectives and empirical findings in the area of creativity and innovation.
  • Apply theory and findings from this area in order to evaluate and to foster creativity and innovation processes within a variety of settings (e.g. workplace, classrooms, organizations, communities).
  • Discuss research on creativity and innovation within an interdisciplinary context and examine them in both a systemic and dynamic manner.

Requirements

  • EDIN 5180 Creativity and Innovation (3 hours)
  • EDIN 6000 Graduate Certificate Project (3 hours)

Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

Choose from the following list:

  • EDIN 5650 Design Thinking (3 hours)
  • EDIN 5620 Mindfulness (3 hours)
  • EDIN 5624 Transformative Learning (3 hours)
  • EDIN 5630 Creative Multimedia Design for Innovative Learning (3 hours)
  • EDIN 5750 Special Institute (3 hours)
    (May be repeated if content differs)
  • EDIN 5840 Innovations in Learning Systems: Global Perspectives (3 hours)
  • Other course(s) as approved by the EDIN advisor and the director of the Center for Creativity and Innovation (3-6 hours)

Admission

Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission section of this catalog for general requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Receipt of official transcripts from the baccalaureate granting institution.
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Send all admissions materials to:

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Completed application files will be reviewed by the School of Education.

This page was modified on 17 July 2020.
Please see the Graduate Catalog Addendum to view changes that were made.