Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Creativity Tools and Techniques for the Classroom and Workplace

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate 
Number of Credits to Completion: 9.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: Less than 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 Creativity Tools and Techniques for the Classroom and Workplace certificate is a bare bones credential for those in organizations in need of leaders, managers, and staff equipped with the hands-on creativity skills, tools, and techniques. Students immediately apply these skills and tools to quickly energize their current work force members with "what can be," while stimulating and developing a workplace environment that fosters creative actions leading and workforce, while developing their employees' individual creativity mindset and creative problem-solving abilities.

The 9.0 credit certificate can be completed in either 6 or 9 months with the student simultaneously continuously applying the course content to issues relevant to the their work experiences and environments. In addition to learning the skills and techniques of creativity and innovation, the program details the 'why' behind what 'makes' the tools and techniques work which may be customized and individualized to fit the employees' and organization's unique needs.

A program completer may choose to continue to work beyond this certificate and apply the earned credit toward the advanced Creativity & Innovation Post-Baccalaureate Certificate or the Master of Science in Creativity & Innovation via the School of Education's stackable credit options.

The Creativity Tools and Techniques for the Classroom and Workplace certificate is attractive to business leaders (corporate and small to medium sized), non-profit organizations, school leadership, teachers, middle managers, and those in institutions of higher education, and any employee seeking to improve their current organization through creativity and innovation.

Admission Requirements

Each candidate is required to meet the standard Graduate Admission standards of:

  • A baccalaureate degree earned from a college or university regionally accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or an equivalent degree from an international college or university
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Exceptions may be made for applicants who demonstrate improved academic performance or academic ability in other ways.
  • A current resume or CV

Program Requirements

Require Courses
CRTV 502Tools and Techniques in Creativity3.0
CRTV 503Creativity in the Workplace3.0
CRTV 615Neuroscience, Creativity and Innovation3.0
or CRTV 650 Current Trends in Creativity & Innovation
Total Credits9.0

Sample Plans of Study

Sample Plan for 1 Course Per Term Enrollment:

First Year
CRTV 5023.0CRTV 5033.0CRTV 615 or 6503.0
 3 3 3
Total Credits 9

Sample Plan for Multiple Courses Per Term Enrollment:

First Year
CRTV 5023.0CRTV 5033.0
CRTV 615 or 6503.0 
 6 3
Total Credits 9
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