Overview

This specialization facilitates teacher collaboration across location, age level, and discipline and works in the context of partnering countries to equip educators with specialized development knowledge and skills. You’ll examine the context of education systems and development challenges; and in that surrounding environment, become a teacher-leader capable of integrating the quests of bilingualism and sustainable development.

This specialization may be the right one for you if you:

  • Are an educator in Vietnam looking to build an inclusive, engaging learning network
  • Have the interest in testing, implementing, and practicing educational technologies linked to rural and urban realities
  • Want to learn to design lessons, curricula, and education strategies to engage environmental & challenges, migration & urbanization, sustainable development, intercultural communication, and good livelihoods
  • Believe that teachers are essential agents of change, uniquely positioned to generate knowledge, research best teaching practices, identify social assets and needs, mentor youth, and motivate rising generations.

Learning is structured around the professional lives of our students, who are typically teachers in both public and private education systems in Vietnam. Students apply their learning immediately as they build approaches and methods for contextual bilingual education that nurtures inclusive, connected, and sustainable change.

  • Integrated education strategy
  • Inter-cultural appreciation
  • Linguistic competence
  • Professional confidence
  • Interdisciplinary and rural-urban collaboration
  • Project monitoring and evaluation
  • Education leadership
  • Placing teachers among development experts
  • Enterprising agents of change
  • Social implementation of sustainable livelihoods
  • Education research
  • PSK 607 – Theory & Practice of Language Acquisition
    This course draws on psychology and linguistic theory to create innovative, motivating, and effective methods, techniques, and strategies for combining language and development learning. Students immerse themselves in the practical steps of curriculum design and delivery for diverse age groups from pre-K to grade 12, learning how primary and secondary levels of education support tertiary and adult learning.
  • PSK 608 – Lifelong Development Education
    In this course, you’ll focus on how Learning Communities build and test models of collaborative education that contextualize development insights through a global federation of our other students. You can deploy this contextualized linguistic and development education either formally or non-formally.
  • PSK 610 Bridging & Negotiating Differences
    This course situates social enterprise in broader development literature, diverse theories of change, cross-cultural wonder, power differentials, and inter-disciplinary work. Students move back-and-forth between very different realities, beginning with rural and urban, and then rich and poor, so as to ask of their own context and work, “Whose reality counts?”
  • PSK 611 – Action Research for Learning Enhancement
    This serves as an introduction to an iterative process of continual monitoring and evaluation for improved curricular design and delivery. You’ll learn to refine principles, strategies, and techniques for teaching and learning excellence. You’ll also identify key indicators of change for self- and collective-evaluation of learning progress.
Spring 2019 Scheduling
Spring February 4- June 7, 2019
Fall August 19- December 20, 2019
Spring February 3- June 5, 2020
Fall August 17-December 18, 2020
Completed Applications Due January 4, 2019

*New applicants, please inquire about Spring Semester 2019 enrollment.

Class of 2021 Academic Calendar
Fall August 19- December 20, 2019
Spring February 3- June 5, 2020
Fall August 17- December 18, 2020
Spring February 1- June 4, 2021
Completed Applications Due July 1, 2019

FAQs:

Typically, it takes 2 years to complete the degree program. However, in an effort to be as flexible as possible for the busy students we serve, you also have the option of enrolling in classes part-time and spacing your courses out over as much time as you need to achieve the right balance for your life.

You should be prepared to commit 10-15 hours per week to your coursework if enrolled full-time. This includes class (using our video-conferencing platform), online work, field research, and applied project-based assignments. If you choose to extend the program and enroll part-time, your weekly time commitment will be less.

You will receive a Master of Arts in Applied Community Change.

Yes, mainly, but this isn’t like other online learning opportunities. This blended learning model combines online content, face-to- face video conferencing, peer-to- peer collaboration, applied learning in community and places of work, field-based research, optional regional and global residential studies, and a lifelong network of development colleagues. The flexibility of this model allows you to remain in your community and maintain your life while gaining a formally recognized qualification. You need not relocate for this Master’s degree.

First and foremost, this degree will make you a more effective leader in your organization or community. The applied nature of the program will also enhance your career prospects. The issues and challenges you will learn to address throughout the course of your program are relevant to many organizations/businesses. Future Generations alumni have gone on to serve in business enterprises, government, community development, conservation planning, faith-based initiatives, health, peacebuilding, relief work, social work, and teaching and research.

Cost is determined by credit hour $660/credit hour. There are no hidden fees. One term can cost $5,490. But if you qualify for a scholarship, this can substantially lower the cost. To find your cost, you need to contact the university: To be connected to someone who can help, registrar@future.edu

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Contact Dan at dan.wessner@future.edu.

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