The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University is proud to announce its new master’s degree in Classical Liberal Education and Leadership, available this fall. The new master’s degree is an excellent academic and professional development opportunity for educators, school leaders and others interested in studying classic texts from a broad range of disciplines through the Socratic Discussion method. Graduate students, classical charter school teachers, and home school educators interested in reading primary sources and engaging in lively seminar discussions will find this program particularly suited to their interests. Courses include: classic texts in political philosophy and justice, natural science and philosophy, leadership and statesmanship, literary leaders, the foundations of logic and faith and reason. All of the courses will be offered at ASU’s Tempe campus.
Established in September 1999, the Bill of Rights Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization that works to engage, educate, and empower individuals with a passion for the freedom and opportunity that exist in a free society. The Institute develops educational resources and programs for a network of more than 50,000 educators and 70,000 students nationwide. The president of BRI, Dr. David Bobb, is a member of the Institute’s Advisory Council.
At St. John’s College (SJC), a leader in the renewal of classical and liberal education in America, the great books—from Augustine to Shakespeare, Plato to Pascal—are our most important teachers. Johnnies study such authors in small, discussion-based seminars, diving deeply into works of literature, philosophy, theology, mathematics and the sciences. SJC offers both undergraduate and graduate programs on two beautiful campuses, in Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM. SJC’s Graduate Institute, founded more than 50 years ago as the “Teachers Institute for Liberal Education,” features two programs specifically designed for educators: the two-summer Certificate in Liberal Arts Education with a classical focus and a four-semester MA in Liberal Arts. Graduate Institute students may select from five segments: “Philosophy and Theology,” “Politics and Society,” “Literature,” “History,” and “Mathematics and Natural Science.” Additionally, we offer the opportunity to study Greek and Latin. Both administrators and teachers who are enrolled in the Certificate or full degree programs may receive significant financial aid, including some full-tuition fellowships. President of St. John’s College, Annapolis, Pano Kanelos, serves on the Institute’s Advisory Council.
At the Institute for Classical Education, we believe that a classical education is not only for the privileged few, but for every child, no matter their zip code. We invite you to help us bring a classical education to dozens of additional communities and thousands more children as we aim to bring a Classical education to more than 50,000 students by 2025.
Virtue is the flagship publication of the Institute for Classical Education. It disseminates stories, ideas, research and experiences in classical education to readers across the nation, helping them pursue the classical ideals of truth, goodness, and beauty.