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  • Creativity Tools and Techniques for the Classroom and Workplace Certificate

    Drexel University’s online Creativity Tools and Techniques for the Classroom and Workplace Certificate gives you the skills and knowledge to bring creative problem-solving techniques and innovation into your workplace. You'll learn to lead with hands-on creative techniques that can be immediately applied to your career. Tactics implemented from this program can help energize employees and create a work environment that fosters creative mindsets. This innovation creativity training program was designed for professionals in a variety of fields, including business, non-profit management, K-12 education, and higher education.

    Creativity Tools and Techniques for the Classroom and Workplace Certificate Program Features

    • 100% online
    • Immediately apply the tools and techniques you learn in class to your real-world work scenarios
    • This certificate can be taken on its own, added to other certificates of your choice to create a customized and personalized program of study, or transferred into the MS in Education Improvement and Transformation upon acceptance into the program

    Requirements For Creativity Tools and Techniques for the Classroom and Workplace Certificate

    To be eligible for this innovation creativity training program, you should hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or an equivalent degree from an international college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0. You will also be asked to submit a personal essay and letters of recommendation along with your completed application. For more information about admission requirements, please visit the Admissions Criteria page.

    Professionals Who Would Benefit From This Certificate

    Training for creativity and innovation through this certificate program will provide you with the knowledge you need to succeed in fields like education, business/corporate, and military. Drexel’s program details the "why" behind what makes creative tools and techniques work, which can then be customized to fit your employees' and organization's unique needs. The lessons you’ll learn in this program are ideal for professionals such as:

    • Advertising/Promotions Managers
    • Chief Executives
    • Education Administrators (K-12 and Postsecondary)
    • Entertainment and Recreation Managers
    • General/Operations Managers
    • Marketing Managers
    • Personal Service Managers
    • Social/Community Service Managers
    • Teachers

    Creativity Tools and Techniques for the Classroom and Workplace Certificate Program FAQs

    Can I complete this creativity tools and techniques certificate program entirely online?
    Yes, this innovation creativity training program can be completed entirely online, with no on-campus requirements, making it ideal for working professionals.

    While I am training for creativity and innovation in this program, are classes asynchronous or synchronous?
    Classes in this program are asynchronous, which means that you can watch lectures when it is convenient for you. Please note, though, that homework assignments, projects, and papers may have specific due dates.

    When can I begin the innovation creativity training program?
    As a new student, you can begin the online Creativity Tools and Techniques for the Classroom and Workplace Certificate during any term – Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer. Drexel University operates on a quarter system and classes in this program are offered every quarter.

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    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in shorter time. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Required Courses  
    CRTV 502 Tools and Techniques in Creativity 3.0
    CRTV 503 Creativity in the Workplace 3.0
    CRTV 615
    or CRTV 650
    Neuroscience, Creativity and Innovation
    or Current Trends in Creativity & Innovation
    Total Credits 9.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in a completed bachelor's and/or master's degree
      • Graduate GPA will be considered along with undergraduate GPA
      • Provisional admission may be considered if your GPA is lower than 3.0

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended (including trade schools)
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2024-2025 is $1111 per credit. (A 25% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1481 per credit)

    For the academic year 2024-2025, students enrolled in an online graduate academic program will be charged a graduate online program fee of $125 per year.

    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates are available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2023-2024 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2023

    September 26, 2023

    December 9, 2023

    December 11, 2023

    December 16, 2023

    Winter 2024

    January 8, 2024

    March 16, 2024

    March 18, 2024

    March 23, 2024

    Spring 2024

    April 1, 2024

    June 8, 2024

    June 10, 2024

    June 15, 2024

    Summer 2024

    June 24, 2024

    August 31, 2024

    September 3, 2024

    September 7, 2024


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