History of Education

History of Education is designed primarily for, but not limited to, students to specialize in the history of American education, and its complex and multicultural dimensions. The program offers a sequence of courses in the History of Education, including History of Western European Education, History of Asian American Education, Educational Movements in the Twentieth Century, Historical Foundations of American Educational Thought, and Methods and Techniques of Historical Research.

Typical Plan of Study (minimum 64 hours)

Core Concentration Coursework

4 hours

Select 1

4 hours

Select 1 concentration elective

4 hours

Basic Research Methodology Courses

4 - 8 hours

Please consult the College of Education Graduate Handbook for specific courses.  

Advanced Research Methodology Courses

4 - 8 hours

Please consult the College of Education Graduate Handbook for specific courses.  

Core coursework chosen in consultation with advisor

32 hours

No more than 12 hours of 595 independent study can count towards the degree

Thesis Research

4 - 20 hours

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