DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY, EDUCATION
Recommended for professional educators: public, home and private. 51 hours beyond master degree. Prerequisite: master degree.
PHASE ONE: READINGS*
ED801: Readings in Education. 9 hours.
An intense study of the field of education, including educational theory, methodology, mentoring, curricula, and the overall societal and political atmosphere of education.
ED802: Classics. 9 hours.
The purpose of this course is to ensure that educators have a t least the beginning of a basic classical education. Students must demonstrate competence (by paper or exam) in all works on the Classics List in the adjacent column.
*This phase may be waived by the Graduation Committee for students whose transcripts document equivalent studies.
PHASE TWO: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
ED803: Readings in Educational Leadership. 9 hours.
Study of the history of world and American education, theory, and methodology, administration, education law and policy, comparative international education, and education as business.
*Requires significant research and writing.
ED805: Practicum. 9 hours.
Approved educational practicum in home, private, or public school.
PHASE THREE: DISSERTATION
ED893: Prospectus. 3 hours.
Student submits a detailed prospectus including proposed thesis, outline, bibliography, and research plan. The dissertation must include original research and be a significant and relevant contribution to the field of education.
ED895: Dissertation. 12 hours.
Student completes research plan and writes dissertation, then perfects it until it is accepted by the Graduation Committee. Must defend dissertation orally.
- Homer, Iliad
- Homer, Odyssey
- Plato, Apology
- Plato, Crito
- Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
- Bacon, Novum Organum
- Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice
- Shakespeare, Henry V
- Shakespeare, The Tempest
- Magna Charta
- Declaration of Independence
- Constitution of the United States
- Northwest Ordinance
- Monroe Doctrine
- Madison, et al., Federalist Papers
- Tocqueville, Democracy in America
- Austen, Pride and Prejudice
- Dickens, Great Expectations
- Bronte, Jane Eyre
- Hugo, Les Miserables
- Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin
- Thoreau, Walden
- Emerson, Essays
- Bastiat, Essays on Political Economy
- Wister, The Virginian
- Tolstoy, War and Peace
- Lewis, Mere Christianity
- Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
- Lewis, The Weight of Glory
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