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Institute for Humane Education

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, Education, Intergroup & Race Relations, Race

Mission: The Institute for Humane Education envisions a world in which people live humanely, sustainably, and peaceably.  To create this change, IHE trains people to be humane educators, advances the field of humane education, and provides tools and inspiration for living an examined, meaningful life.

Results: Since 1996, IHE has trained more than 2,500 humane educators, who have reached many thousands of students and others. In 1997 we launched the first Humane Education Certificate Program, and in 2000 we launched our Master of Education in Humane Education. We also offer month-long distance learning programs, as well as in-person Sowing Seeds and MOGO Workshops, and we have a variety of useful resources and tools to help those wanting to help create a humane world for people, animals and the planet.

Target demographics: IHE works with changemakers of all ages to help create a better world for all, from teachers and activists to students and concerned citizens.

Programs: The organization provides graduate, certificate, and other educational programs for people interested in becoming humane educators.

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Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Alfredo B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended an online course named Teaching for a Positive Future as I was in a search of something meaningful that could bring me light to incorporate a compassionate approach and practical tools to bring children the opportunity to connect with and care about their environment, other people and animals. The Institute of Humane Education has an outstanding curriculum with incredible educators that bring a life changing experience for those who are in this kind of search.

Kit J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Institute for Humane Education is a wonderful organization. I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Education in Humane Education program offered through IHE. The course work is relevant to lives on an individual and global scale. It is presented in a clear, concise way without bias. The instructors and mentors are accessible and extremely knowledgable and helpful. In fact, not only is the course about humane education, it IS humane education.
Having been an Art teacher for the past 25 years and taken numerous courses and already holding a Masters in Administration, I have found this program to be by far the most applicable and meaningful course I've experienced.
The Institute for Humane Education is a fabulous organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a graduate of IHE with a Masters in Humane Education. As a high school teacher for 7 years, I had incredibly high standards for what I expected in going back to school myself. What IHE provided not only surpassed my expectations but opened new doors of insight and learning which benefited both me and my students. The personalized education, truly humane work ethic, fascinating subjects and go-at-your-own pace timing really makes this program and winner. I continue to stay in touch with my teachers to this day- and they are people I plan to know for the rest of my life. IHE is a great place to learn about yourself, the world, and make your corner of it a better place.

Client Served

Rating: 5

IHE is a wonderful organization that examines many of the major issues of our day. It does so in a way that is creative, supportive, and with a superb faculty. If more people went through the IHE programs, I believe the planet would be better served.

Client Served

Rating: 5

More than two years after enrolling in the Institute for Humane Education's certificate program, I found myself reaching the end of one path and getting ready to start down another. The knowledge, friendships and support I gained through the program are now a part of who I am. When I look back on who I was before I discovered my passion for humane education and who I am now, I am thankful for having had this chance to realize the importance of helping others learn how we can live with compassion and respect for all life. IHE is truly changing the world!