Headmaster, Great Hearts Irving
Philip Althage, Headmaster, Great Hearts Irving, reflects on the value of Classical
Education Graduate Program for his teachers: "University of Dallas helps to remind
these teachers of the wondrous depths of the liberal arts and reinvigorates them in
their most noble purpose. I cannot recommend this program more highly." READ MORE
Classical Education Graduate Program Student & Third Grade Teacher
Brittany Keehan, a third grade teacher who has a strong background in both liberal
and classical education, discovered the University of Dallas when the Classical Education Graduate Program at the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts arose — and has been glad to find
an enthusiastic community of teachers with whom to share in the pursuit of this degree.
"My biggest struggle as a teacher has been articulating what it is that I see that
is valuable in the Socratic Method, and what the Socratic Method is to my colleagues.
I think that this program is going to give me the phrases, the readings, the questions
to open conversations with my colleagues so that our curriculum is strengthened and
our methodology is strengthened." READ MORE
Certificate in Classical Learning Student & Humanities Teacher
Ron Bergez, a current Certificate of Classical Learning student is no stranger to
classical education — nor to the University of Dallas. The father of two UD alumni,
Bergez was excited to experience for himself the school his children attended. "What I've always wanted is to keep feeding my mind and becoming better at my craft.
I've been able to do some of that on my own, but I've long wanted to pursue an advanced
degree to enhance my understanding of what I teach and how I can teach it better.
A teacher should always be a learner, anyway, and the faculty at UD will bring my
learning to a level way beyond whatever I can do for myself." READ MORE