Aug 10, 2022  
University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
University Catalog 2022-2023

Educational and Professional Practice, Humane Education, Ed.D.


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EdD in Educational and Professional Practice: Humane Education
Location:
AU Distance and Extended Education
Credits for Degree: 60 semester credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Low-residency
Standard time to completion: 36 months

Program Overview

The Ed.D. program is designed to prepare change-oriented professionals who use educational practice in the service of more just and inclusive schools, organizations, and communities. Through a transdisciplinary curriculum that includes shared seminars in a diverse learning community, and individualized work within the chosen specialization, students will enhance their ability to address issues of equity, ethics, and social justice.

Students specialize in one of the following transdisciplinary areas of inquiry: Critical Pedagogy; Environmental and Sustainability Education; Humane Education; Multicultural and Anti-Racist Education; Social Justice Leadership; Waldorf Education; or Self-Designed.

The specialization may be composed of seminars and individualized study. Students may also choose to take courses in other Antioch programs and to transfer in credits from previous graduate work, pursuant to program requirements. Each student’s dissertation topic will fall within the chosen specialization.

The program’s culminating project will be a Practice-Based Dissertation that establishes students’ standing among scholar-practitioners who seek workable solutions to complex issues in schools, communities, and national and global settings.

Humane Education Specialization

The EdD Program offers the specialization in Humane Education in collaboration with the Institute for Humane Education (IHE) and is the only program of its kind at the doctoral level. According to the founders of IHE, “Education is the key to creating a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world. We prepare people to foster compassion and teach critical, systems, strategic, and creative thinking to students of all ages and in a range of educational settings” (humaneeducation.org). Humane Education is an innovative, socially-relevant educational movement that draws connections between human rights, environmental preservation, animal protection, and culture. The EdD in Educational and Professional Practice with a specialization in Humane Education will enable those grounded in Humane Education at the master’s level to develop doctoral research skills to pursue solutions to local and global problems that they encounter in their schools, organizations, and communities.  Students in this specialization will explore, in an intersectional manner, issues such as environmental ethics, animal protection, human rights, culture and change, arts and social change, food systems, and “solutionary” education in the classroom. Humane Education students will have opportunities to engage with faculty from IHE both virtually and in Maine.

The specialization may be composed of seminars and individualized study. You may also choose to take courses in other Antioch programs and to transfer in credits from previous graduate work. Each student’s dissertation topic will fall within their chosen specialization.

Current Tuition and Fees

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