Humane Education in Communities and Beyond

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Find the support and inspiration you need to create a better world for all.

What is humane education?

The Institute for Humane Education (IHE) offers programs and resources for concerned citizens and changemakers who are passionate about sparking positive change through education for people, animals and the planet, including:


Graduate Programs

If you want to deepen your influence through humane education, enroll in one of the accredited online graduate programs in humane education from IHE, offered through affiliations with Valparaiso and Saybrook universities. Programs include:

  • M.Ed., M.A., M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership, M.A. in Liberal Studies, and a graduate certificate. Find out more.
  • Ph.D. in Organizational Systems with a specialization in Humane Education. Find out more.


In-Person Workshops

Learn skills and tools for pairing your abilities with your passions and becoming a more powerful, effective changemaker for a just, compassionate world.

IHE also offers in-person workshops. Find out more and learn how to bring one to your community.



Visit our award-winning resource center full of searchable, categorized resources and tools to help support your community initiatives and changemaking, including activities, videos, books, articles, websites and more. Find out more.


Stay Connected!

Keep up on humane education news, resources, activities and strategies through our e-news, blog and social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter.

To find out more about the vision that informs our work, watch one of IHE president Zoe Weil’s TEDx talks.

Find out more about  Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of IHE.

Find out more about IHE.