Humane Education in the Classroom

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Help prepare your students to become solutionaries for a better world!

What is humane education?

IHE offers a wide range of professional development opportunities and resources for classroom teachers and community educators, including:


Graduate Programs

Gain comprehensive skills for integrating humane education into your teaching with the accredited online graduate programs 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.
  • Ph.D. in Organizational Systems with a specialization in Humane Education.

We offer fall, spring and summer start dates and rolling admissions. Financial aid is available and tuition is very competitive. Find out more.

Workshops and Summer Institutes

Our intensive, in-person workshops and summer institutes are designed to help you learn skills and strategies for creating a better world through your teaching. You’ll leave equipped to bring the humane education lens to your classroom and empowered to be an even more effective and dynamic educator. Find out more.


Visit our award-winning resource center full of searchable, categorized humane education resources and tools, including classroom activities and lesson plans, videos, books, articles, websites and more. Find out more.

Stay Connected

Keep up on relevant news, resources, ideas and strategies through our e-news, blog and social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.

For an overview of the vision that informs our work with educators, please watch Zoe Weil’s TEDx talk, The World Becomes What you Teach.

You can also watch Zoe’s other TEDx talks.


Bring Zoe Weil to your community.

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