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Graduate Minor in Creativity Studies

Texas State University offers a graduate minor in Creativity Studies in Education. This minor requires a minimum of nine credit hours and is available to all graduate students in all majors.

Students may change to this minor by completing the Graduate College's Change of Minor form.

Courses in the Creativity Studies Minor
1) CI 5310 Creativity: Theories, Research, and Applications
2) CI 5381 Creativity, Interest, and World(s)
3) Choose one: CI 5368 The Politics and Creativity of Being and Becoming, or EDTC 5341 Digital Fabrication and Simple Electronics
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  • Graduate Catalog Course Descriptions

    • A multidisciplinary exploration of creativity theories, research, and applications. Implications of current theory and research for creative thinking and innovation. Designed for Master’s degree students in Education.

    • This course examines issues, practices, thought traditions, and research related to creativity, interest, and world(s). Implications for education and justice are explored.

    • This course examines how some aspects of education may be inherently unpredictable, immeasurable, and not able to be generalized across contexts nor produced on demand, but still are fundamentally essential to education. Influences of societal trends, discourses, and school practices on political and creative aspects of becoming are analyzed.

    • This course teaches the use of creativity within educational maker spaces, to inform educators (and their students K-12 grade) to think creatively using digital fabrication and technology. A maker space is a place where people come together to create with technology. Prerequisite: EDTC 5310 with a grade of "C" or better.

Typical Course Scheduling (subject to change)
CI 5310: Spring & Summer I
CI 5381: Spring (and sometimes also Summer I)
CI 5368: Fall
EDTC 5341: Fall

Academic Advisor and Coordinator

The academic advisor and coordinator for the Creativity Studies in Education graduate minor is Dr. Susan Field Waite (