Education is concerned with the structure, organization, and purpose of education. It involves the study of history, sociology, philosophy, and the psychology of learning, teaching, and communication; and it is deeply interested in the insights of diverse fields such as media, communication and technology studies, race and ethnic studies, and feminist and cultural studies. It aims to use these insights to better our understanding of education and thereby improve education for everyone.
Duration: Three to four years (full-time study); six to eight years (part-time study)
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate degree or equivalent general education
The core topics introduce the field of education and give students the skills and understanding to choose and pursue their interests in the specialized topics. The Director of Studies will make adaptations based on student ability and schedule. On completing the core, students will be able to independently read the historical and academic literature. The core topics are:
Specializations should be discussed with the Director of Studies. On completing specializations, students will be able to independently read advanced literature and conduct a final project in that topic. Some suggested specializations are:
The final project in education consists in one or more papers written on an area of specialization. The paper should take the form of a dissertation elaborating an original argument, interpretation, or perspective. All final projects should be discussed with the Director of Studies, who will assist in choosing an appropriate focus and method. Advanced students may be advised to submit their paper for publication in an appropriate academic journal.