Innovative education... Engaged educators
The program of study for those in the Creativity and Generative Design Learning Community will nurture professional creativity towards revolutionizing the systems, structure, and cultures that form our current educational landscape. The emphasis will be on utilizing the wisdom of the learning sciences and art and design to develop thoughtful and intentional educational leaders who seek to explore and create innovative solutions to existing educational challenges.
Central to the program of study is a focus on the processes and structures leading to the design, prototyping, and testing of various models that create, re-design or radically alter the ways we construct learning environments, whether they are in schools, in communities, in hospitals, in government or corporations.
Faculty mentors invite individuals with diverse experiences across a broad array of disciplines to apply. We anticipate that applicants will hold master’s degrees in their respective fields and come from formal and informal educational settings, including those from the private sector who are interested in generating innovative educational products and programs. EDpreneurs, those working on ‘maker-space initiatives,’ teachers leading the InnoLab expansion in schools, museum curators, librarians, K-12 STEM/STEAM teachers, principals, coaches, social workers, municipal government managers – and anyone working in an area where they are responsible for designing learning environments for others – are invited to apply!
For more information about the topic of this community, click on the Key Faculty tab below. For information about applying, contact the program director.
Students seeking the Ed.D. degree are expected to meet the Graduate School’s relevant practitioner doctoral degree requirements and procedures.
|1. Learning Community of Practice Seminars||15-20|
|Learning Community of Practice I|
|Learning Community of Practice II|
|Learning Community of Practice III|
|Learning Community of Practice IV|
|Learning Community of Practice V|
|Learning Community of Practice VI|
|2. Laboratory of Practice|
|Laboratory of Practice|
|3. Common Courses||8|
|Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Educational Practice|
|Evaluation of Educational Programs|
|Building Socially Just Educational Communities|
|Ethical and Legal Issues in Educational Practice|
|4. Inquiry Approach Electives, minimum 4 hours selected from the following:||4|
|Action Research for Educational Practitioners|
|Survey Design for Educational Practitioners|
|Data Analysis for Educational Practitioner|
|Designing Research for Educational Practitioners|
|Ethnography for Educational Practitioners|
|Interviewing for Educational Practitioners|
|Inquiry Seminar for Educational Practitioners|
|5. Tool Course Electives, minimum 4 hours selected from the following:||4|
|EDUC 7305||Representing Data for Educational Practitioners||1|
|EDUC 7310||Integrating Technology in Learning for Educational||1|
|EDUC 7315||Project Management for Educational Practitioners||1|
|EDUC 7320||Financial and Budgeting Skills for Educational Practitioners||1|
|EDUC 7325||Grant Writing for Educational Practitioners||1|
|EDUC 7330||Human Relations Skills for Educational Practitioners||1|
|EDUC 7395||Tool Seminar for Educational Practitioners||1|
|Courses in an area of specialization (can include Master’s or Education Specialist work)|
|7. Dissertation in Practice||8|
Total: minimum 80 hours, post-bacclaureate