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Educational Ethics Graduate Certificate

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This certificate program focuses on the historical context, theories, values and aims of ethical conduct within educational settings. It helps future teachers, educational leaders, policymakers, and citizens understand the ethics and values associated with education, becoming ethical educators and/or advocates for social justice.  
Our program is specifically designed for students who want to acquire, discover, and apply expert knowledge from these disciplines to address and resolve pressing problems in schooling in just and humane ways. In this certificate, you will examine the humanities and social science to develop interpretive, normative and critical perspectives on education. 

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Degree Requirements

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Required Courses

  • ESPHE 6250 - History of Education (3 credits)
  • ESPHE 6403 - Ethics and the Professional Context of Education (3 credits)
  • ESPHE 8410 - Ethics and Education: Equality, Freedom, and Justice in Schools (3 credits)

Elective Courses (choose 1)

  • ESPHE 6410 - Philosophy of Education (3 credits)
  • ESPHE 7222 - History of Educational Policy (3 credits)
  • ESPHE 7410 - Modern Trends in Philosophy of Education (3 credits)
  • ESPHE 7413 - Professional Education (3 credits)
  • ESEPOL 8352 - Educational Policy in a Democratic Society (3 credits)
  • ESEADM 7359 - Leadership, Inquiry, and Ethics (3 credits)
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Bryan Warnick, Professor

Winston Thompson, Associate Professor

Department of Educational Studies
Office of Student Services and Graduate Studies

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