The MA in Humane Education is recommended for non-classroom educators and social justice, animal protection, and environmental advocates who wish to work outside of school settings. Coursework enables students to raise awareness and educate effectively about the interconnected issues that affect people, animals, and the environment, with a focus on bringing about long-term, systemic change.
This Master of Arts degree is offered by Antioch New England in partnership with the Institute for Humane Education.
This 33-credit graduate program is delivered online, with an optional one-week, 3-credit summer residency held at the Institute for Humane Education in Surry, Maine.
MA students are required to take six foundational courses in humane education, plus practicum, two electives, and a capstone course. They are encouraged to attend a 3-credit Humane Education Residency week at the Institute for Humane Education in Surry, Maine. If unable to attend, students may take a third elective instead.
- Credits: 33 credits
- Introduction to Humane Education
- Environmental Ethics
- Animal Protection
- Human Rights
- Culture and Change
- Building a Solutionary Practice
- Humane Education Residency
- Elective #1
- Elective #2
Current electives include:
- Writing for Social Change
- Creative Activism
- Just Good Food
- Race, Intersectionality, and Veganism
- Solutionary Classroom: Pedagogy in Practice
People with a degree in humane education work as changemakers in many different fields. Graduates teach at all levels of education, work for non-profit organizations as leaders and outreach educators, bring about cultural transformation through the arts, media, business, and technology, and have launched entrepreneurial initiatives.