One of the leading programs in philosophy of education in the world, we view philosophy as a critical and reflective activity central to sound educational policy, practice, and research. Drawing on diverse philosophical traditions, our students explore educational aims, concepts, and practices across a range of settings, including the nature of the teacher-student relationship, the possibilities and limitations of technology in education, liberal education, the ethics of teaching, critical thinking, aesthetic education, education and human rights, and what makes a “public” school public.

Who should apply

Graduate students looking to fill faculty and leadership positions in universities and other educational institutions who want to:

  • Develop conceptual and analytical skills in thinking about educational problems
  • Explore crucial normative and value questions about the aims and methods of education
  • Learn to engage colleagues collaboratively in bringing philosophical perspectives into contact with other fields of study

Programs Offered