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Webster University's Master of Arts in Education and Innovation is designed for smart, creative individuals who wish to apply creative and innovative approaches to learning in corporate, industry, military and nonprofit environments. Whether you're a teacher, trainer, community leader or business professional, this program will equip you with the knowledge, skills and creativity to design and implement cutting-edge learning experiences in any setting.

Bridge the gap between theory and practice, seamlessly blending learning with real-world application. You'll collaborate with peers from diverse backgrounds, honing your teamwork and problem-solving skills to tackle today’s educational challenges.


Program Spotlight: Education and Innovation (MA)

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Susie Burge

The Master of Arts in Education and Innovation is so important because it addresses the conundrums in education head on.

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The vast majority of kindergarteners today are going to have jobs that don't exist today. So we are, as educators, trying to prepare students for the unknown. How do we do that? Webster's program addresses this directly by including courses in innovation, globalization, mindfulness, creativity, higher order thinking skills, collaboration, equipping educators with skills and tools to equip their students and better prepare them for this unknown future.

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The degree itself — it's for the educator who is interested in rethinking how we construct learning environments and how we meet the needs of all kinds of learners, regardless of their background and the spaces from which they come.

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For example, it might be a teacher who is thinking about how do I ramp up my curriculum in a modern way and maybe infuse more technology, but I don't want to be a technologist.

I want to use technology in pedagogy. I want to use technology and then connect it to some of maybe the larger social challenges that we face.

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In terms of modalities, our US students are online and in the online experience, we use an online learning tool and we have some other distinctiveness that we add to that.

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And then our students at international campuses are both online and live virtual as well as on ground.

Susie Burge

We had students from all over the country and all over the world, so we heard different perspectives and yet had to work collaboratively.

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The class sizes were small. There was a lot of interaction with the professors and their support and expertise were very helpful.

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Webster's program encourages educators to think and reflect in a broader sense, to really think creatively, innovatively, outside the box, using those higher order thinking skills to evaluate the craft of teaching.

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Choose Webster for Your Master's in Education and Innovation

Designed for Working Professionals

Webster's Master of Arts in Education and Innovation is designed to help you excel in both career and education, without sacrificing one for the other. Our instructors are working professionals themselves, who bring real-world expertise and practical guidance to the classroom.

Engage in a Specialized Curriculum

Tailor your learning journey with five core courses that delve into design and innovation, guided by world-class scholars and practitioners from creative studies, education, tech and psychology. Our interdisciplinary approach fosters critical thinking, collaboration and global awareness, ensuring you graduate ready to excel in instructional design, cultivate creativity, inspire innovative thinking and tackle modern educational challenges.

Choose an Optional Certification Area

Dive into Creativity and Innovation, a dynamic 18-credit-hour certificate. Hone your critical thinking, collaborate with global design experts and tackle real-world challenges with fresh perspectives. Think outside the box, design solutions and make a lasting impact.

Champion a sustainable future with Sustainability and Social Equity Studies, an 18-credit-hour certificate for global leaders. Navigate the complex tapestry of climate change, delve into cultural contexts and shape a more equitable world. Lead from anywhere, advocate for justice and build a brighter tomorrow.

Gain the tools and knowledge needed to work in the field of online education with Online Teaching and Education, our 18-credit-hour graduate certificate. 

Learn to prepare professionals to work in the fields of adult and talent development and institutional instructional development with our Workplace Learning and Instruction 18-credit-hour graduate certificate.

Add a Graduate Certificate to Your Education and Innovation Degree

This is an innovative education program focusing on digital technologies in the creative design process to develop teaching/learning materials.

Earn your Master of Arts degree in EDIN in less than two years (18-24 months). You can also choose to earn a graduate certificate by completing 18 credit hours in one of the following areas of emphasis:

This graduate certificate is for those who care deeply about global issues facing the earth in the 21st century.

Learn more about the Sustainability and Social Equity Studies Certificate

View the course program sequence for the Sustainability and Social Equity Studies Certificate

This graduate certificate is for those who are interested in online teaching and learning strategies.

Learn more about the Online Teaching and Learning Certificate

This graduate certificate is for those who work in employee training programs in corporate setting across different industries, aspiring to stay on top of the latest teaching and learning trends.

Learn more about the Workplace Learning and Instruction Certificate

Only students at our Tashkent campus can choose a graduate certificate in international teaching, which is the only certificate available in a face-to-face format, due largely to the academic demand and professional interests of the teaching and learning environment in Uzbekistan.

L. Sue Burge

“My graduate courses were both challenging and relevant to our changing educational scene. The topics we explored — such as global citizenship, mindfulness, creativity, innovation and educational leadership — equipped me to step up to the next level of my career.”

L. Sue Burge
L. Sue Burge

MA in Education and Innovation, '18

What Can You Do with a Master's Degree in Education and Innovation?

Our MA EDIN graduates are highly entrepreneurial: they tend to be employed in schools, businesses, non-profit and military fields. The degree provides a depth of knowledge in understanding organizational learning, individual creativity and personal transformation. Based on this background, graduates work in positions as teachers, US and international school administrators, corporate trainers, product managers, product designers, program directors and curriculum specialist. Many students take the skills that they learn and become entrepreneurs in educational technology and other areas of learning design.

As workplace and educational landscapes become increasingly digital, the demand for skilled educators who excel in innovative and engaging course design is growing. This program equips you with the knowledge and expertise to thrive in this exciting field, preparing you for careers in:

  • Education: Design engaging online and blended learning experiences, craft effective curriculum and lead educational technology integration.
  • Corporate Training: Develop impactful training programs, boost employee engagement and navigate the ever-evolving world of adult learning.
  • Nonprofit and Community Development: Foster creative learning initiatives through engaging course design, empower communities and bridge the gap between education and real-world challenges.

This program adheres to the rigorous standards of the National Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE), ensuring your skills are recognized by employers across industries. You will graduate with a robust portfolio showcasing your course design expertise, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

Salaries for Education and Innovation Graduates

Jobs related to teaching and training are expected to grow 6% over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Jobs for training and development managers can potentially earn a median annual salary of $120,000. The field of instructional design and development is a growth area and it will continue to be so. In the St. Louis area and around the country many agencies such as the Federal Reserve Bank, local utility companies, and software companies are all hiring training specialists and managers.

MA in Education and Innovation FAQ

The MA EDIN evolved from the former/original Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program that has existed at Webster University for over 50 years. The MA EDIN was developed in 2015 in order to primarily support the needs of learning organizations and curriculum specialists. It was created out of a distinct need to support the development of trainers and training specialists that have depth of knowledge in instructional design, curriculum and program development, and sequencing. Other related skills include program evaluation, educational research and presentation skills.

The program learning outcomes have been strengthened with new strands: creativity, sustainability as defined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as social justice and equity. Technology and innovation are critical elements in the program. Students learn to use a wide variety of digital tools to support learning designs that are targeted at program and organizational learning outcomes.

In 2017-2018 a new assessment system was adopted for the program based on Canvas (WorldClassroom). The new assessment system saw a refinement in program goals to include the The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) goals for innovative workforce development programs.

MA EDIN students are very diverse and globally located. Each cohort has students that represent different cultural background and geographical locations. Our current cohort has students who are studying in different U.S. locations such as Arkansas, California, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and South Carolina. Students also join us from other countries such as Afghanistan, Austria, China, Iraq, Nigeria, Switzerland and Thailand.

This program focuses on Creativity > Design Thinking > Multimedia Learning > Transformative learning goals to prepare you with knowledge about global issues and skills to advocate for yourself and the cause you care about. There are 11 courses that you need to take over the period of 12-18 months.

Planned Course of Study for EDIN Program

*We typically recommend that online students take no more than one course per eight-week semester. However, to help students complete their program on time, we allow them to take two courses in one or two eight-week semesters.
Year Semester
Fall Spring Summer
Year One Course 1 — Fall 1 Course 3 — Spring 1 Course 5
Course 2 — Fall 2 Course 4 — Spring 2 Course 6
Year Two Course 7 — Fall 1 Course 10 — Spring 1  
Course 8 and 9 — Fall 2* Course 11 — Spring 2  

Project-Based Learning > Team Engagement > Personalized Projects

The program offers two tracks for you to choose from based on your academic goals and professional interests: Thesis Track and Non-Thesis Track.

Thesis Track

This option is generally chosen by students who intend to pursue research or academic careers, specially those planning to enroll in doctoral studies. This thesis track involves research work, culminating in a substantial scholarly paper. Thesis students completed EDIN 5800 Applied Research as well as EDIN 6250 concurrently in order to explore, apply research and then engage in the thesis writing, production and publication process.

Non-Thesis Track

This option is more suitable for students looking to advance their careers in the education sector with a view to engage primarily in applied practice. This track completes with an applied portfolio designed for job promotion and acquisition. The portfolio course (EDIN 6001) involves curriculum alignment and showcasing of practical innovative projects centered around curriculum design, leadership development, educational technology and artificial intelligence.

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