Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education is designed for students with diverse philosophical interests and orientations: ethics and education; philosophy and educational research; gender studies in education; John Dewey and Progressivism; social and political theories in education; technology and education; the media and popular culture; art and aesthetic education; religious educational policy; global studies in education; and philosophy of language and education.

Typical Plan of Study (minimum 64 hours)

Select three concentration core courses

12 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

Program Cost

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