Why It's About You
Learn how to improve where you live and work.
At this university you don’t need to relocate, leave your job, or be absent from your family. This is a unique learning opportunity specifically designed for people who want to make a difference. You learn to use more effectively the resources you already have.
Future Generations University is flexible. To get your Master’s degree, you can spread it out across as much time as you need. So, the time you will invest is the time you have—the degree can be completed in 20 months or perhaps four years. This flexibility also allows you to spread out the financial costs, and scholarships and alternative financing are also available.
You will find at Future Generations University the convenience of an online degree combined with the human interaction of face-to-face learning.
- This happens in our electronic-connected world classroom,
- At the same time you are applying lessons with the people and place where you live and work
- Also, you can participate in educational trips (if you want) and study at some of the best community development sites around the world.
How This Program Works
Assignments in all courses directly connect to improving your existing work. For example, if you’re learning about grant proposals, the assignment is not just to draft a practice proposal; your professor will aid you to create an actual proposal. The support continues to graduation where you will have implemented numerous successful efforts in real life contexts. Then after graduation, you enter Future Generations Global Network where you receive lifelong professional support.
Interactive online learning is a core element of our program. Course materials and learning modules are delivered right from the University’s online instructional platforms. Moodle LMS facilitates the sharing of resources, submission of assignments, and asynchronous communication, while Mahara ePortfolio provides a multi-media environment for students to professionally showcase what they’ve accomplished as their education here progresses. Regularly scheduled classes are held via Zoom video conferencing. With our blended learning curriculum, you really can have it all!
To further support the applied nature of the degree, students have the opportunity to join up to 5 optional residential experiences throughout their course of study. Residentials are supplemental, credit-bearing courses that range between 1-3 weeks and provide students with an opportunity for immersive, hands-on learning and a collaborative educational experience. Typical activities while on the trip include visits to NGOs, both large and small, participation in cultural activities, and on-site learning from various professional organizations. Past Residentials have been based in The Philippines, India, Kenya, Haiti, and throughout the United States, to name just a few.
Future Generations University has world expertise instructional and research faculty. All are actively engaged in their respective fields, making them the perfect individuals to lead students through our multi-sectoral learning process, as they themselves are living it. Their knowledge and experiences are current, innovative, and real-world tested. You’ll be learning from those who both do AND teach.
Upon graduating, students join the Future Generations Center for Research and Practice.(www.future.org) This global network is comprised of other alumni, practitioners and organizations of all sectors, as well as global partners. The Center encourages life-long learning by providing educational resources, grant support, and opportunity for collaboration amongst its members.
Choose Your Path to Success
The Future Generations MA in Applied Community Change is the only one in the world of its kind—just like you. Choose a specialization and build your skills and knowledge while working towards what matters most to you.
Pursuing a more non-traditional path? You don’t have to seek the full degree in order to take our courses. Try one as a “taster” to get a feel for the program, or take as many as you want just for your own enrichment. The choice is yours!
Future Generations University has developed programs to fit your life, no matter the direction you’re headed. Special certificate & diploma opportunities connect to ideas and techniques you can use to achieve your professional or educational goals. Chose the subject areas that are most relevant to your professional and personal purposes.
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Climate Change Research
This project outlines an approach to grow a global framework for tracking the impact climate change has on local life. Phase One saw monitoring devices placed in Nepal’s remote Barun Valley, home to some of the highest mountains in the world, including Mt. Everest.