Education Department @ AUNE
Teacher Education Programs
Creative. Engaging. Insightful. Since 1964, Antioch University New England has been a leader in progressive education. We believe in:
- A celebration of childhood by teaching the whole child
- A deep respect for each student’s strengths and needs
- Advocacy for educational equity, social justice, and inclusive education
- Developmentally appropriate teaching and assessment
- Experiential, problem-based, inquiry-driven, real-world and place-based learning
- Cooperation between teachers, students, parents, and communities to create inclusive schools
- A commitment to teacher self-knowledge and reflection
- An integrated curriculum that incorporates reading, arts, math, science, social studies, movement, and the natural world
We bring these same values to our graduate programs. Experience progressive education for yourself in small classes that foster a collaborative learning environment and provide the opportunity for individual attention. Coursework is student-centered, problem-based, experiential, and hands-on.
Programs in the department are carefully structured to accommodate the needs of the adult learner, understanding that many graduate students must balance their studies with family responsibilities and part-time or full-time work. All of our programs are low residency or fully online.
Join us and help make the world a more wondrous place for children.
Whether you’ve been teaching two years or two decades, the Experienced Educator program will help you move to the next phase of your career. Join us and share in our deep commitment to creating equitable, joyful learning experiences rooted in community, reflective practice and collaboration. Study online during the school year and on campus for two weeks each summer. Learn more about our Experienced Educator program:
- MEd for Experienced Educators
- Dyslexia Studies
- Educating for Sustainability
- Integrated STEAM Education
- Humane Education
- Mindfulness for Educators
- Nature-Based Early Childhood Education (some weekend classes may be required)
- Place-Based Education
- Problem-Based Learning Using Critical Skills
- Reggio Emilia Approach
- Trauma-Informed Education
Our Waldorf teacher education programs are based on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. Our internationally renowned faculty are passionate about guiding students to become teachers who educate the whole child—heart, hands, and head. Learn more about our Waldorf programs.
- MEd in Waldorf Education
- MEd in Waldorf Education (Summer Sequence)
- MEd in Waldorf Education (Year Round Program)
- MEd in Waldorf Education, Transdisciplinary Focus on Healing Education
Also offered at AUNE – AUNE’s Environmental Studies Department offers a science program for educators:
Antioch University also has a new Doctorate program in Educational and Professional Practice. This is a low residency program with specializations in: