May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Creative and Innovative Education, M.A.

Return to: 4130 Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education  

The M.A. in Creative and Innovative Education is designed for people who wish to further their knowledge about children as creative thinkers and innovative makers. With this degree, individuals working in diverse fields and industries such as K-12 education, the creative arts, business, non-profits, and community outreach organizations can extend their knowledge about children’s development and learning with a focus on supporting children’s creativity. Geared for graduate students wanting to work with children in either in- or out-of-school settings, our program allows students to apprentice with community businesses and organizations and to take electives in business, policy, education, and the arts and sciences.

Degree Requirements

Professional Studies (6 Hours)

Major Courses (18 Hours)

Electives (12 Hours)

Students will select four electives (12 hours) from Georgia State University colleges and schools to fulfill one of the following pathways:

  • Educational Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Educational Non-profit Leadership
  • Arts (including digital arts) Integrated Curriculum Design
  • Educational Creatives (musicians, visual artists, performers, etc.)
  • Family and Community Engagement

Students can take courses numbered 6000 or above in Art Education (AE), Early Childhood Education (ECE), Learning Technologies (LT), Marketing (MK), Music (MUS), or Policy Studies (PMAP) with the approval of the program coordinator or faculty advisor. Other appropriate courses may be selected with the approval of the program coordinator or faculty advisor.

Any changes in the program of study listed above must be approved by the faculty advisor and a copy of the changes sent to Graduate Student Services in the College of Education and Human Development.

Total Semester Hours for Degree: Minimum of 36