Graduate Certificate in Humane Education

Program Overview

Comprised of the five core courses required for the master’s degrees in humane education, the Graduate Certificate program helps students develop expertise in the foundations of humane education and learn to educate effectively on behalf of people, animals, and the environment.

To complete the application, you will be directed to Antioch’s website and prompted to create an account. The certificate program is associated with Antioch’s New England Campus—even though the program itself is online. This information will be helpful in locating the correct program in the application process.

Is the Graduate Certificate Program Right For You?

The certificate is recommended for those who already have a master’s or doctoral degree or are not interested in pursuing a full degree.

The 15-credit Graduate Certificate program in Humane Education is delivered online, allowing you to remain in your profession and/or community involvement while attending graduate school.

Graduate Certificate Career Outlook

Classroom educators at all levels can add this 15-credit certificate to their existing credentials, enabling them to teach new content areas and advance their careers through opportunities where post-graduate work is preferred.

Those who are not classroom teachers often  work for non-profit organizations as outreach educators, launch their own organizations, entrepreneurial projects, creative enterprises or social businesses, educate through the arts, or bring the compassionate, “solutionary” lens to their current work in a variety of fields.

“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.”

Stacy Hoult-Saros

-Dr. Stacy Hoult-Saros, Graduate Certificate in Humane Education, Professor of Spanish at Valparaiso University

Course Overview for the Graduate Certificate Program

Certificate students take the five foundational courses in humane education:

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

See all courses and descriptions here.

* If you complete the Graduate Certificate program and decide to go on for your master’s degree (MA or M.Ed.) in the humane education program at Antioch, your credits will transfer in.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition: $816 per credit hour + $125/semester student service fee
Total tuition: ~$12,240

Please see Tuition and Admission for more information.

Financial Aid Available

Admissions Requirements: an undergraduate degree from an accredited university, two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, $50 application fee. *If you participate in an info session, your application fee is waived.

To complete the application, you will be directed to Antioch’s website and prompted to create an account. The certificate program is associated with Antioch’s New England Campus—even though the program itself is online. This information will be helpful in locating the correct program in the application process.


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