Ed.D. WITH A SPECIALIZATION IN HUMANE EDUCATION Institute for Humane Education
The Ed.D. in Educational and Professional Practice with a specialization in Humane Education through our partnership with Antioch University is designed to prepare educational professionals to use educational practice and leadership to serve more just, sustainable, inclusive, and humane schools, organizations, and communities. Through a transdisciplinary curriculum that includes shared seminars in a diverse learning community and individualized work within the humane education specialization that links human rights, animal protection, environmental ethics, and change-making, you will be able to develop doctoral research skills to pursue solutions to local and global problems.
This degree is offered in an online, low-residency format.
This program is intended for educational professionals dedicated to social, economic, and environmental justice in schools and beyond. The program is designed with working adults in mind. Classes are offered online, with a four-day, in-person residency each July on Antioch University campuses. A new cohort will enter the program each spring and summer term. Students who take two courses each term should be able to complete the degree in three years.
You will study with an accomplished, diverse, and caring faculty who will guide you through a curriculum that integrates scholarship and practice. Your culminating project will be a dissertation that establishes your place among scholar-practitioners who seek workable solutions to complex issues in schools, communities, and national and global settings.
This Ed.D. program with a Humane Education specialization is the only program of its kind at the doctoral level. Humane education is an innovative, socially-relevant educational movement that draws connections between human rights, environmental ethics, animal protection, and change-making. Humane educators with an Ed.D. are prepared to lead, research, and teach in a range of professional and educational settings, to prepare people to be solutionaries who address and solve local and global challenges in ways that do the best and least harm to people, animals, and the environment.