Graduate Certificate in Imaginative Education, Online

This online Graduate Certificate program is based on the work of the Imaginative Education Research Group (IERG). By the end of the program student will be able to:

  • develop skills/practices/dispositions required to conduct inquiry in the context of practice;
  • articulate the theoretical premises of Imaginative Education (IE) and how it is situated within the larger educational context;
  • characterize the practical applications of cognitive tools and kinds of understanding;
  • employ cognitive tools flexibly in their own professional practice;
  • apply assessment and evaluation strategies that align with IE principles; and,
  • design imaginative curricula based on IE principles.

Program Features

  • cohort-based
  • mentorship component connecting students with IE experts to help deepen understanding in particular contexts
  • inquiry focus with two semesters of action research
  • innovative online teaching/learning platform
  • potential to "ladder" up to 15 units into an (in-person) M.Ed. program in Imaginative Education (Note: acceptance into the M.Ed. program is not guaranteed.)

Ideally Suited For

Educators, teachers, leaders and decision-makers within the education system (public, private or independent K-12, preschools, day cares, Montessori, colleges, universities, and alternative learning centers).

  • Location: Online
  • Start Term: Fall 2017
  • End Term: Summer 2018
  • Apply by: Applications Now Closed
  • Tuition: $8,732.25 total ($582.26/unit)
  • Application Process


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