Who Do You Want to Be?
Chart your own path. These people did.
Sarah Bruno *
This is Sarah Bruno, the Executive Director of Public Leadership Education Network. She’s an expert manager, networker, and policy navigator. For your future as a leader in your chosen field, check this out.
Kelly is an alumnus of our university and a champion of environmental stewardship, leading natural resource management for the Heiltsuk Nation in British Columbia. To be like Kelly, check this out.
Future Generations University alumnus James partnered with Black churches in West Virginia to instigate social change in their communities. To be a leader like James, take a look at this specialization.
This is our alumna Ashley. She ramped up recycling efforts in her community, starting with educational outreach and creating strong partnerships, and scaling up to start a curbside recycling program. To be like Ashley, check out our AmeriCorps partnership opportunity.
Do you want to gain momentum for your cause or learn to solve the unique challenges being faced by your community? Gandhi started small and scaled his efforts up to change not only his community, but the world. If you want to be like Gandhi, check out this course.
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“What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” –Mary Oliver
Choose Your Path
The Master of Arts in Applied Community Development calls upon student creativity, knowledge, leadership, relational skills, and self-discipline to develop strategies for change relevant to a community. It’s the only one of its kind in the world—just like you. Choose a specialization and build your skills while working towards what matters to you.
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2018 Annual Report
Experience our world-circling impact in the 2018 Annual Report! Keeping with our tradition of being on the cusp on innovation, this report is made available to you in Story Map format.
How The 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.
Interactive online learning is a core element of Future.Edu’s program. Course materials and learning modules are delivered through the University’s online learning platforms. Regularly scheduled classes are held via video conferencing. Building from applications that teach student then does in his/her community, each student creates an evolving ePortfolio through their degree that provides a multi-media professional showcase of learning at the end of the program.
Students have the opportunity to join field-based courses during their study. Field-based courses are optional credit-bearing field experiences that range between 1-2 weeks and take place all over the world. They provide students with an opportunity for hands-on learning and a collaborative educational experience together with peers and instructors. Typical activities include visits to demonstrations of best practice, visiting local government offices, participation in cultural activities, and on-site learning from various professional organizations. Past locations have included The Philippines, India, Uganda, Haiti, Nepal, Vietnam, and throughout the United States– just to name 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 Future.Edu’s multi-sectorial learning process. Faculty teach because understand the theory, and also they are living it. Their knowledge and experiences are current, innovative, and grounded in experience. You will learn from instructors whose research is rooted in action.
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.