25 August 2018 at 3:12 pm #1580
To cater to the burgeoning “Classical Education” movement in the States, various institutions have started Graduate programs recently. Interestingly, many of these are at least partly online, allowing students to enroll from all over the world.
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25 August 2018 at 3:18 pm #1582
The Templeton Honors College at Eastern University in Pennsylvania enrolled their first cohort for a Master of Arts in Teaching in Classical Education this summer.
With a heavy emphasis on summer classes (on campus) and distance learning the rest of the year, the program is designed with working teachers in mind.
“The Templeton Honors College Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) offers a distinctly classical approach to teacher development. Many teacher training programs focus exclusively on methods with less regard for content or the philosophy and history of education, while programs in the liberal arts may fail to address questions of methods (techne) important to secondary educators. Believing in the unity of truth, and that methodology should always be informed by philosophy and history, each Templeton course is both philosophical and practical in nature; through the Great Books and Socratic Seminars MAT students explore perennial questions of education and pedagogy, and have the opportunity to develop their skills in the practical arts of teaching under the guidance of college faculty and experienced secondary educators. This approach encourages teachers to explore timeless questions and develop the practical arts of teaching in the light of both the great teachers and great books of Western Civilization, with the ultimate goal of forming virtuous students and teachers.
25 August 2018 at 3:24 pm #1583
The University of Dallas, a Catholic university in Texas, has recently started offering programes in Classical Education through the Braniff Graduate School:
They are offering three Tracks:
-Master of Arts in Humanities with Classical Education Concentration
-Master of Humanities with Classical Education Concentration
-Certificate of Classical Learning
“Immerse yourself in the classical education ethos afforded by the core curriculum tradition at University of Dallas, and become conversant with the great works in the canon of the Western tradition. Gain the wisdom to pass on its insights, whether you are a teacher, seek to become a headmaster or desire to pursue advanced graduate studies while expanding your teaching skills. Classes, like “the history of liberal arts education,” and “philosophy of education,” are offered online during the academic year and onsite during the summer months.”
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