Antioch University’s MEd in Humane Education is recommended for experienced educators and other classroom teachers who work in public, private, and independent K-12 schools, as well as in early childhood programs, higher education, and professional training or educational outreach environments.
Coursework helps educators build relevance, excitement, awareness, and compassion into their teaching practice. Teachers learn to present intersectional content related to environmental preservation, animal protection, and social justice in age-appropriate ways. There is a strong focus on critical, systems, strategic, and creative thinking.
This MEd 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. Please note this MEd degree does not lead to state licensure.
MEd 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 Immersion 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
- Humane Education Classroom: Pedagogy in Practice
- Humane Education Residency
- Elective #1
- Elective #2
Current electives include:
- Writing for Social Change
- Creative Activism
- Just Good Food
- Race, Intersectionality, and Veganism
- Building a Solutionary 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.