Professional Certificate in Educational Innovation

Launch Your New Professional Journey!

We are supporting the next generation of educational innovators who are inventing the future of learning. This program is designed for professionals seeking to expand opportunities in three emerging career pathways in the exciting domain of ed innovation:

Career Pathways

     1. LX (Learning Experience) Design & Emerging Technologies

     2. Educational Innovation Leadership

     3. Edupreneurship 

Participants are able to choose from a unique blend of coursework to meet their career and business goals, learning with leading educational innovators from around the globe! Get the experiences, knowledge, network and mentoring you need to get you from where you are today to where you want to be.

  • Fully Online and Onsite options at the beautiful USD campus and other locations
  • 4-course requirement, emphasizing learning experiences over exams
  • Access to the Ed Innovator Network, includes discounts to all our courses and events
  • Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships available

Get Started

Learn more about the Educational Innovation Certificate or call our Career Program Advisor, Karly Wilson at 619-260-4510.

Upcoming Informational Webinars

Date and Time

  • Thursday, April 9th, 2020 from 4:00 p.m to 5:00 PM PT      Register Here
  • Thursday, April 16th, 2020 from 4:00 p.m to 5:00 PM PT    Register Here
  • Thursday, May 7th, 2020 from 4:00 p.m to 5:00 PM PT      Register Here
  • Thursday, May 21st, 2020 from 4:00 p.m to 5:00 PM PT    Register Here

Please join Karly Wilson, Career Program Advisor, and Lisa Dawley, Executive Director, to learn more about the Certificate in Educational Innovation at the University of San Diego. Karly will discuss how the certificate program can take professionals who are interested in the innovator and edupreneurial dynamic to build the future of learning.  This information session will cover courses, cost, and support. 

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Course Preview Webinars

  • Online Design Toolkit
In this session, Dr. Lisa Dawley will help you focus on digital content creation strategies, including the four basic CARP graphic design principles. 
Wednesday, April 15: 1:00 PM PT/2:00 PM ET    
 
  • Learner-Centered Innovation
Join us for a one hour introduction to learn how you can dive into learner-centered education and engage in collaborative activities to develop and iterate prototypes that will accelerate the shift to effective and empowering learning experiences for all students! Instructor: Katie Martin, Ph.D.
Wednesday, April 22: 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET    

Join us for a one hour introduction to learn how you can leverage innovative leadership to make a great impact on learning and engagement in the 21st Century! Instructor: Darryl Adams, Ph.D.
Thursday, May 7: 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET    
 
Join us for a one hour introduction to learn how you can turn your expertise into a successful business as an edupreneur! Instructors: Corey Bess, MEd and Matthew Evans, MA
Monday, May 18: 9:00 AM PT/12:00 PM ET
 
  • The Innovator’s Mindset
Join us for a one hour introduction to learn what innovation in education truly means, why it is beneficial, and the conditions that are necessary to help ourselves and those we serve embrace an “innovator’s mindset.” Instructor: George Couros
Tuesday, May 26: 12:00 PM PT/3:00 PM ET
 
Join us for a one hour introduction to learn how you can transform your organization's culture to produce creativity and innovation using purposeful play! Instructor, Alina Mitchell, MA
Thursday, May 28: 2:00 PM PT/5:00 PM ET

Program Conceptual Framework

We recognize that innovation in education represents a spectrum of activity including research, design and development, to sustaining and scaling, which requires the work of leaders and entrepreneurs familiar with building cultures of innovation. This conceptual framework guides our program design, course offerings, internships and the mentorship our students receive.
a diagram showing three areas of educational innovation, LX design, leadership and edupreneurship, with creativity going across all three strands