MS in Creativity and Innovation Overview Innovation is the spirit of solving real world problems through new ideas and critical thinking. Drexel University's accredited Online Master’s degree in Creativity and Innovation develops students' ability to solve these problems through challenging and practical coursework that fosters professional excellence for tomorrow's leaders. Students will acquire the skills to conduct methodical analysis of problematic situations in a variety of settings, whether corporate, educational or military, and devise and implement the best possible solutions. This degree is ideal for burgeoning professionals looking to develop themselves and the organizations they work for. Skills AquiredAs a student of the MS in Creativity and Innovation accredited program you'll be taught to:Assess and develop your own creative strengthsEffectively identify problematic situations within a variety of settings and fieldsProduce plausible and creative solutions to solve real-world dilemmasMethodically analyze and implement the best possible solution to these situationsImprove workplace results through the executive of innovative practicesExamine and interpret contemporary research in creativity and innovation in both academic and professional settingsParticipate in cutting-edge research with emerging creativity scholars virtually or on-campus to collaborate, share ideas and receive assistance with literature review, methodology, and grant writingDevelop in-house expertise in your own workplace to foster creative environments and identify fellow creative problem-solversExpertise in the WorkplaceA recent IBM study conducted amongst 1,500 chief executive officers worldwide identified creativity as the most important leadership quality of the future. Many of these CEOs were from Fortune 500 companies like Pepsi, BF Goodrich, Ford Motor Company, Disney, Time Warner, and K-Mart - all of whom employ a “Chief Innovation Officer” or “Chief Creativity Officer” as part of their executive staff. The diversity of these companies reflects the multidisciplinary nature of career options for graduates of the accredited MS in Creativity and Innovation.Drexel at the Center of CreativityDrexel is headquarters to the American Creativity Association (ACA,) affording students access to some of the world’s most prominent thinkers, researchers, and writers in the field of creativity and innovation. The Drexel/Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation, directed by Dr. Fredricka Reisman, is housed directly in the Goodwin College on Drexel's main campus in Philadelphia. The Torrance Center promotes cutting-edge creativity through programs that cultivate skills in creative thinking, innovative leadership practices, and problem solving-techniques. The Center works to enhance individuals' creative thought and their ability to imagine new ideas by developing otherwise unseen solutions for both day-to-day and long term problematic situations. The Creativity Graduate Student Association (CGSA) offers students an opportunity to work together to promote innovative leadership within and outside of Drexel University.Program Director - Dr. Fredricka ReismanDr. Fredricka "Freddie" Reisman is a professor at Drexel University's Goodwin College, and director of the Drexel/Torrence Center for Creativity and Innovation. Formerly, Dr. Reisman served as assistant provost for assessment and evaluation, interim associate dean for research, and founding director of Drexel's School of Education. Prior to coming to Philadelphia, Dr. Reisman served as professor and chair of the Division of Elementary Education at the University of Georgia, as an elementary, middle school and high school mathematics teacher in New York; and a mathematics education instructor at Syracuse University. She has authored a trilogy of books with the world-renowned creativity scholar and researcher, E. Paul Torrence, on teaching mathematics creatively. Dr. Reisman was awarded the national 2002 Champion of Creativity Award by the American Creativity Association and was appointed to the ACA National Board where she has served as an officer and is now president. The American Creativity Association (ACA) is a global network of creativity and innovation practitioners in fields ranging from business to education and the arts. The association's annual conference is one of the most successful gatherings of creative-minded professionals in the world.Dr. Reisman's recent work includes the Reisman Diagnostic Creativity Assessment RDCA. A free version can be downloaded into your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Curriculum Required Core Courses CRTV 501Foundations in Creativity3.0CRTV 502Tools and Techniques in Creativity3.0CRTV 503Creativity in the Workplace3.0CRTV 610Creativity and Change Leadership3.0CRTV 620Research Methods and Assessment of Creative and Innovative Thinking3.0CRTV 630Global Perspectives on Creativity3.0CRTV 640Creativity & Innovation: 1500-Present3.0CRTV 650Current Trends in Creativity & Innovation3.0CRTV 660Diagnostic Creative Intervention3.0Total Core Credits27.0 Professional Electives18.0Electives will be selected in consultation with the Program Director and/or Advisor. Total Credits45.0 Suggested Electives Select two courses from the following options: EDAM 500Leading in Urban, Rural and Suburban Settings EDPO 620Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications EDPO 628American Educational Policy and U.S. Competitiveness EDPO 632Ethics in Educational Policy Making EDHE 680Foundations of Evaluation EDHE 682The Evaluation Process EDLT 537Technologies for Performance Support EDLT 538New Media Literacies EDUC 516Diversity and Today's Teacher EDUC 532Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience EDUC 561Mediating and Resolving Conflict in School Settings EDUC 702School Leadership & Decision Making EDUC 800Educational Leadership & Change EDUC 804Program Evaluation in Organizations View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institutionUndergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher Graduate GPA's will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA, and a cumulative GPA above 3.0 may be consideredRequired DocumentsA completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendationPersonal statement (500 - 750 words) describing your interest in the program. Specifically, please discuss: How the program relates to your previous educational activitiesIf changing course, why you are moving in a new direction with your educational goalsHow the program relates to your current line of workHow you plan to apply the program to your future goalsResumeAdditional requirements for International StudentsAn interview may be requestedHow to Submit Supporting Documents Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2014-2015 is $1123 per credit. This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2014 September 22, 2014 December 5, 2014 December 8, 2014 December 13, 2014 Winter 2015 January 5, 2015 March 16, 2015 March 17, 2015 March 21, 2015 Spring 2015 March 30, 2015 June 8, 2015 June 9, 2015 June 12, 2015 Summer 2015 June 22, 2015 August 29, 2015 September 1, 2015 September 5, 2015 Apply today for a MS in Creativity and Innovation Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! Any problems? Find help or contact us.