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.
The founding director of SCETL, Dr. Paul Carrese, is a member of Institute’s Advisory Council.
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.
The president of the Bill of Rights Institute, Dr. David Bobb, is a member of the Institute’s Advisory Council.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University (Philadelphia) is a 30-hour program that combines online and on-ground courses in order to educate teachers in the history, theory, and pedagogy of classical liberal arts education. University professors and classical practitioners lead small seminars that emphasize thoughtful discussion, deep inquiry, and personal reflection over quantity of content. The program also includes courses on classical education and special needs, reading and the soul, the philosophy of the young person, medieval education, and a series of individual courses on the True, the Good, and the Beautiful.
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.
The graduate programs in Classical Education at the University of Dallas offer a robust core curriculum, which is grounded in the liberal arts, animated by a philosophy of education centered on the nature of the human person, informed by courses on the great works of the Western tradition, and integrating the practical and the theoretical through a fruitful dialogue on classical pedagogy from ancient as well as modern sources. Beyond the core requirements, students may tailor their coursework to bolster their knowledge of the liberal arts and the history of liberal education, benefit from one-on-one apprenticeship opportunities in premier classical schools, or deepen and broaden their knowledge and understanding of distinct disciplines within an integrated curriculum ordered to embracing all that is true, good, and beautiful. Along the way, those who wish to do graduate level research may enhance their study by availing themselves of introductory and advanced coursework in ancient (Hebrew, Greek, Latin) and modern (Italian, German, Spanish, French) languages.