Graduate Certificate in Humane Education

“My humane education coursework has transformed every aspect of my teaching, from developing courses on relevant, engaging topics to implementing solutionary projects that cultivate empathy as they encourage critical, creative and systems thinking. The Graduate Certificate program was the most meaningful and impactful professional development experience of my 30-year career in higher education.”
~ Dr. Stacy Hoult-Saros, Graduate Certificate in Humane Education, Professor of Spanish at Valparaiso University

The Graduate Certificate in Humane Education is comprised of the five core courses required for the master’s degrees in humane education (listed below). Students who already have a master’s or doctoral degree, or who are not interested in pursuing a full degree, are welcome to apply to the Graduate Certificate program to develop expertise in the foundations of humane education and learn to educate effectively on behalf of people, animals, and the environment.

Program Overview:

This 15-credit Graduate Certificate program in Humane Education is delivered online, allowing students to remain in their teaching professions and/or communities while attending graduate school.

Students are required to take the five foundational courses in humane education:

Introduction to Humane Education
Environmental Ethics
Animal Protection
Human Rights
Culture and Change

Course descriptions can be found here.

Tuition: $711 per credit hour. Please see Tuition and Admission for more information.

Admissions Requirements: an undergraduate degree from an accredited university, two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, $50 application fee.

For more information, contact Mary Pat Champeau, IHE Director of Graduate Programs: