Philosophy and History of Education
The program in philosophy and history of education prepares students to interpret, criticize, and construct educational ideas and arguments. This preparation includes examining the history of educational thought, institutions, and policies in their cultural and philosophical contexts. Students ask what it means, and has meant, to be an educated person and what the goals of education should be.
Degrees and Programs
Our graduate students make essential contributions to the vibrant intellectual community of our program. Click below to learn more about our graduate student and their interests.
Promotes scholarship in education and for students to develop relationships with others and professionals in the field.
Helps foster professional connections and socialization among graduate students with similar academic interests, professional development opportunities, and more.
AERA offers a rich array of programs and services for students through its divisions, special interest groups, and the Graduate Student Council for professional development, mentoring and networking.
Ohio State's hub for respectful discussion and interdisciplinary engagement on the ethical challenges that shape the University and the broader community—an essential part of "Education for Citizenship."
An international scholarly society devoted to promoting and teaching the history of education across institutions, and works to advance the interests of graduate students with interest in the field.
An international forum promoting the philosophic treatment of educational practice, policy and research, advancing the quality of teaching the philosophy of education, and cultivating relationships among philosophers, philosophers of education and educators.
Hosts a two-day conference that encourages graduate student presenters, and publishes an annual peer-reviewed scholarly journal, Philosophical Studies in Education. Also provides mentoring opportunities, publishing workshops and job search symposiums.