Bob Frager

Bob Frager

“The core of transpersonal psychology includes the premise that wisdom, creativity, and intuition are essential qualities within each individual. The goal of transformational education is to facilitate our access to our own rich inner resources”- Robert Frager, Ph.D. Founder ITP, Chair META

 

PROGRAM BEGINNING FALL 2017!

SUPPORT YOUR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GROWTH

K-12 teachers and education professionals, are you seeking to develop yourself personally and professionally while developing the vision to serve your students? If that’s your goal, then the residential Master of Education in Transformational Arts (META) may be for you.

Many teachers enter the profession wishing to touch the heart of the learner only to find that their training and the demands of the system limit their effectiveness. Their dreams and visions are soon dashed and they leave teaching, echoing the refrain, “If only there was a way to change the educational experience, then I could have really engaged my students.” We have addressed these shortcomings by developing a holistic curriculum that empowers the teacher and offers strategies for change.

Learning is life – not preparation for it. Transformational learning includes commitment to continual self-development and growth. Our goal is Self-actualization and transcendence, supporting people to be the most that they can be in a safe, supportive environment. .

The process emphasizes personal as well as professional development, effectiveness in groups, methodologies for creating a learning community, pathways to inner wisdom through an array of seminars, and ways to apply what is being learned in the service of one’s teaching. What is more, you do this while actively developing a rich inner life. And, of course, the teacher-learner will gain professional standing and salary advancement through completion of this accredited Master’s Degree program.

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TRANSFORMATIVE, HOLISTIC EDUCATION FOR ALL

We teach practical hands-on techniques, strategies and holistic learning methods that can be used immediately in your classroom. Our program provides tools to promote student communication, curiosity, emotional intelligence, self-awareness and self-esteem. We promote service to the community and creation of a better, more human world.

As teachers we must have a vision for a sustainable future if we are to be role models for our students. We can help our students create their own visions. The world we wish to create requires continual development of our collective visions.

PROGRAM EMPHASIS -SELF-ACTUALIZATION AND TRANSCENDENCE IN A HOLISTIC PLATFORM 

  • Building trust and commitment
  • Exploration of self for personal transformation
  • Developing and empowering learning communities
  • Teaching development tools for group goal setting
  • Creating an aware and loving world through learning, service and institutional change
  • Celebrating whole person, effective groups and contributions to the world

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COURSEWORK FOR THE PRACTICING EDUCATOR

Courses include Jungian Child Psychology, Social-Emotional Learning, Pedagogies of the Spirit, Creative Expression for the Classroom, and a year-long Transformative Learning Capstone Project

The Master of Education in Transformational Arts program offers you:

  • A conscious and intentional awareness of emotional intelligence held within students and teachers
  • Research on ways to fill the gap in our educational system
  • Integration of psychology and technology to compete in the modern world
  • Inclusion in a diverse, heart-centered learning community
  • Flexible schedules- onsite with retreat week

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 18 total course units
    • 14 META courses
    • 4 Transpersonal courses
  • Seven 10 week quarters (2 years including summer)
  • 7  units per quarter plus 2 5-day residential seminars each Summer
  • One evening a week plus two 4-hour weekend intensives each quarter

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If you are interested in talking with an Admissions Counselor about this program, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 650-493-4430 or via email, admissions@sofia.edu.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT TRANSFORMATIONAL LEARNING

Faculty Member Gary Bacon, PhD, M.Ed. discusses his 30 years of work with transformational learning in this YouTube Video.