Recommended for professional educators: public, home and private. 51 hours beyond master degree. Prerequisite: master degree.


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.


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.


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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