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Graduate Degrees in Transformative Learning

Ubiquity University, in partnership with the The Transformative Learning Foundation (TLF), is delighted to offer graduate degrees in Transformative Learning.

Transformation creates a shift in perspective.

Transformative Learning Foundation (TLF) is a non-profit organization with a mission of revolutionizing the form and execution of all aspects of education. By actualizing transformative learning experiences, TLF aims to create a global community of enlightened, adaptable, and empathetic individuals who contribute to a more just, sustainable, and interconnected world.  

TLF offers a Certificate in Transformative Learning with an emergent curriculum taught by faculty who are experts and practitioners in their field. Transformation creates a shift in perspective. Previously held patterns are reorganized into deeper meanings that inform one’s identity and actions in new ways. 

Those who complete the Certificate in Transformative Learning through TLF may then enroll with Ubiquity to earn graduate degrees in Transformative Learning. Students in the Certificate Program are assigned an advisor who will help them navigate the process of enrolling with Ubiquity. 

To apply to the Transformative Learning Certificate Program, visit TLF’s Admissions page. Once enrolled in the Certificate Program, work with you advisor to determine your timeline, then click below to apply to the graduate program with Ubiquity. 

We recommend that your program begins with Ubiquity’s Creative Journey to Dissertation course, which will give you the tools to shape, and eventually write your thesis or dissertation. You will then complete your coursework with TLF and return again to Ubiquity for the higher education credential.

Those who have enrolled in or completed coursework with The Transformative Learning Foundation may begin the process of enrollment with Ubiquity by clicking below.

Apply in three simple steps!

Program Details

  • For a detailed description of the Certificate in Transformative Learning program, please visit TLF’s Certificate Program page. Each course in this program exemplifies TLF’s core values of trust, embodiment and self-reflection.

Courses are categorized into 5 Learning Zones, each with a unique approach to Transformation

– Human Development

– Expressive Arts

– African Wisdom

– Indigenous Wisdom

– Spiritual Activism

 

After taking a core course in each Zone, students may continue in any direction they wish. Learn more about TLF’s Educational Design

When you join this program, you become part of a community of students and faculty who are continually contributing to relational learning through our shared online spaces. 

Program Outcomes

By the end of their graduate degree in Transformative Learning students, depending on their learning journey, will be able to:

All coursework is administered by the Transformative Learning Foundation. Students must contact TLF directly for more information about course content, academic requirements and timelines.

Those who have enrolled in or completed coursework with The Transformative Learning Foundation may begin the process of enrollment with Ubiquity by clicking below.

Apply in three simple steps!

MA Degree in Transformative Learning

Transformative Learning Coursework

Creative Journey to Dissertation

PhD Degree in Transformative Learning

Transformative Learning Coursework

Creative Journey to Dissertation

Chartres Academy

Great Books

MA/PhD Degree in Transformative Learning

Transformative Learning Coursework

Creative Journey to Dissertation

Chartres Academy

Great Books

Electives (8 credits)

For each of the degree options available, students have the options of breaking their payments into parts. Please see the table below for this breakdown.

MA Degree

$5000

PhD Degree

$15000

MA/PhD Degree

$16600

$2000

1st installment – upon admission and before enrolling in Creative Journey course

$1500

2nd installment – before selection of Major Advisor

$1500

3nd installment – upon submission of final thesis/dissertation

$5000

1st installment – upon admission and before enrolling in Creative Journey course

$5000

2nd installment – before selection of Major Advisor

$5000

3nd installment – upon submission of final thesis/dissertation

$5000

1st installment – upon admission and before enrolling in Creative Journey course

$5000

2nd installment – before selection of Major Advisor

$6600

3nd installment – upon submission of final thesis/dissertation

Save up to
$750
paying full

Ubiquity offers a discount for students that are able to make the full payment up front. That means you save $250 on a Masters, $500 on a PhD and $750 on MA/PhD.

Who Is the Program For?

Transformative Learning Foundation is for those who realize the need to transform themselves in order to actualize justice in the community, society and world. TLF attracts participants of diverse backgrounds and passions—educators, parents, environmentalists, artists, spiritual enthusiasts, psychologists, and other practitioners seeking meaningful and relational education. The broad range of knowledge and skills that can be gained from engagement with each of our Zones (African and Indigenous Wisdom, Expressive Arts, Whole Human Development for the entire lifespan, and specifics on Spiritual Activism) can be skillfully applied in many professional fields, non-profit organizations, and social contexts. 

Faculty

Barbara Nicoll, Ed.D

Lewis Thomas III, ABD

Dan Spring, MA, Ph.D candidate

Josette Luvmour

Theodore Richards

About The Transformative Learning Foundation

The Transformative Learning Foundation revolutionizes the form and execution of all aspects of education. By actualizing transformative learning experiences, we aim to create a global community of enlightened, adaptable, and empathetic individuals who contribute to a more just, sustainable, and interconnected world.

Influenced by the successes of homeschooling and self-design, a diverse consortium of educators gathered and Self-Design Graduate Institute was born in 2010, with a commitment to Holistic Education and an emphasis on spiritual philosophy, humanistic psychology and social justice. It flourished until 2020 when it merged with the Independent Master’s Program of Antioch University.

By the end of 2021, the partnership with Antioch proved too restrictive. Change was needed. Two Councils, composed of students, faculty and staff, convened to envision the future of the organization. Transformation, clearly defined and embedded in every aspect of the organization, emerged as the unmistakable clarion call of the councils.

We patiently redesigned TLF according to the Council’s direction, and added low cost learning through partnership affiliations to create an emergent diverse pedagogy and organization structure rooted in Transformation.

The Ubiquity Graduate Degree

The Ubiquity Graduate Program combines the US and European designs of graduate programs with a blend of taught learning with research and writing. The thesis or dissertation must demonstrate excellence at every level. It must show awareness of the history of the literature in your particular area; demonstrate careful analysis and understanding of the field in question; and, most importantly, show how your insight can be applied to the real world. The dissertation must be scholarly and utilize extensive bibliographical data and footnotes. It should, in other words, be an impeccable work of research.

The Creative Journey to Dissertation -
Finding Your Voice, Making your Mark

The “Creative Journey to Dissertation” is a 1-week intensive designed by our Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo. The course is a critical part of the dissertation writing process and is a requirement for all MA/PhD candidates.

Support during your Graduate Program

During your graduate dissertation writing you will be supported by a Major Advisor of your own choosing, as well as optional writing courses and writing mentorship.

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Theodore Richards

Theodore Richards is an educator, writer, and philosopher. He is the founder of The Chicago Wisdom Project (now Wisdom Projects, Inc.), and editor of the online magazine and podcast ReImagining. His work is dedicated to re-imagining education and creating new narratives about our place in the world. He has received degrees from various institutions, including the University of Chicago and The California Institute of Integral Studies, but has learned just as much studying the martial art of Bagua; teaching in various settings and students; and as a traveler from the Far East to the Middle East, from southern Africa to the South Pacific. He is the author of eight books and numerous literary awards, including two Nautilus Book Awards and three Independent Publisher Awards. His latest book, Reimagining the Classroom, is now available. He lives on the south side of Chicago with his wife and three daughters.

Josette Luvmour, PhD

Josette Luvmour, PhD, is a co-creator of Natural Learning Relationships whole-child development. She’s an accomplished developmentalist, consultant, educator, author, and public speaker, specializing in human development and teacher professional development. Josette teaches graduate courses at Antioch University in the Individualized Master of Arts (IMA) Program in the School of Education (SOE).
Her extensive body of work includes six books, notably “Grow Together: Parenting as a Path to Well-being, Wisdom, and Joy,” alongside numerous published journal articles and chapters that emphasize nurturing healthy relationships with children. With over 26 years of experience, Josette operates her consultancy, Luvmour Consulting, LLC, enhancing lives through her commitment to optimal well-being in human development.

Dan Spring, MA, Ph.D candidate

Dan Spring has twenty years of experience working with Autistic and Neurodiverse children. Dan has a Master’s degree from Antioch University, where he focused his research on Autism and Neurodiversity. His thesis was titled “The Role of Belonging in the Neurodiverse Construction of Identity,” and explored how Autistic and Neurodiverse people can develop healthy identities.

Recently, Dan became a Registered Clinical Counselor, and he is continuing his research into optimal developmental contexts for Autistic and Neurodiverse people through a PhD program at Royal Roads University.

Lewis Thomas III, ABD

An architect for social change with an innate ability to both influence and inspire, Thomas is one of today’s most gifted young leaders in both the political and educational worlds. Lewis’s powerful reputation as a political organizer has caused many to take notice and rise to the call for social change and community development in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, New York City and abroad.

Lewis earned his Bachelor of Science degree in History/Secondary Education at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania. Although Lewis enjoyed politics, he took a break from that world and returned to the classroom, eventually taking up a post as a vice principal at the lowest-performing high school in Washington, D.C There he created the Parent Power Center, which focused on the needs of the whole family. Lewis has also served as a principal at one public school and two successful Charter Schools, where he had well-noted successes, including a 95 percent college attendance rate. When Lewis returned to Philadelphia, he immediately began organizing the community around the issues of violence and the lack of educational opportunities in poor and working-class communities. Lewis approaches his life and work with a worldview that encompasses compassion and dedication to the hopeless and dispossessed.

Barbara Nicoll, Ed.D

A deep love of the human being has continuously ignited Barbarah’s research, and the creation and support of learning organizations and innovation in the not-for-profit sector. Barbarah is a mentor and educator of teachers, youth and graduate learners. She is also an initiator of innovative businesses, community projects. Part of her work is to serve as a facilitator of workshops, seminars, events and training. Passionate about human development and the arising of heart thinking, Barbarah engages with the arts, including expressive arts, poetry writing, and the art of Goethe conversation and social eurythmy, to build inner strength and resiliency for meeting the challenges of living with developing consciousness in our times.