Antioch University New England

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Antioch University New England
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Antioch University New England campus
Motto"Because the world needs you now."
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United States
AffiliationsNHCUC, UArctic

Antioch University New England is a private graduate school located in Keene, New Hampshire, United States. It is part of the Antioch University system, a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 institution, that includes campuses in Seattle, Washington; Los Angeles, California; Santa Barbara, California; and Yellow Springs, Ohio. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The most well-known campus was Antioch College, which is now independent of the Antioch University system.


In 1964, Antioch College opened a new center on the East Coast to offer graduate education with a practical bent. The new school, called Antioch-Putney, opened its doors in Putney, Vermont.

The school moved from Putney to Harrisville, in the New Hampshire hills. It expanded, offering more graduate programs and expanding the scope of the education department. The name was then changed to Antioch New England Graduate School.

Antioch College of Ohio was the most well-known campus in the system, founded in 1852 by Horace Mann and known for its liberal politics, for example its 1990 policy requiring explicit verbal consent before any sexual act amongst students. Coretta Scott King and Stephen Jay Gould were graduates.

However, the Antioch system faced difficult times in the 2000s. Its board chose to close Antioch College to retrench and reduce costs. An alumni-controlled group was able to negotiate a separation between Antioch College and the adult education system of which Antioch University New England is a part.[2] AUNE no longer is affiliated with Antioch College.

Antioch University New England, as it is currently known, is situated in a renovated furniture factory in Keene, New Hampshire, almost exactly midway between the former locations. It serves a student body of around 1,000 students, offering four certificate programs, master's degrees in twenty-three different programs, and three doctoral programs.

According to Antioch University New England, 73% of their students are female and 70% are from New England.[3]


Students are required to perform up to 600 hours of on-the-job experience through internships. Classes are scheduled with the working student in mind. To create the time for those internships, each department usually holds all its classes on one or two days of the week.


Antioch University New England

Applied psychology[edit]

Antioch University New England department of Applied Psychology offers master's degrees in

The department also offers:

Clinical psychology[edit]

The New England campus of Antioch University offers an APA-accredited Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program in clinical psychology.


Antioch University New England offers master's of education degrees in elementary, early childhood, and special education teacher certification; working educators; and Waldorf teacher education, as well as a certificate in Waldorf teacher education. The Working Educator MEd program offers seven concentrations: Next Generation Learning Using Technology, Educating for Sustainability, Teacher Leadership, Problem-Based Learning Using Critical Skills, Self-Designed, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Applied Behavior Analysis, as well as an MEd and a certificate in Principal Certification.

The university offers one of three established Waldorf teacher training programs in the United States (besides Sunbridge Institute and Rudolf Steiner College). Antioch's Waldorf training program offers optional state certification and master's degree additions to the Waldorf training. The Antioch Center for School Renewal, the service wing of the education department, provides support for teachers and schools.

Environmental studies[edit]

AUNE offers a master's degree in environmental studies with concentrations in conservation biology, advocacy for social justice and sustainability, environmental education, science teacher certification, sustainable development and climate change, and self-designed studies. It also offers a master's degree in resource management and conservation, and a PhD in environmental studies.

Antioch University New England's Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability concentration was recognized by's executive director, Eli Pariser, as a model program for working positively to promote and protect the environment.[4]


Antioch New England offers a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) in sustainability, as well as a certificate is sustainable business.

Alumni and faculty[edit]

Notable Antioch University New England faculty[edit]

  • David Sobel is a faculty member in the Education Department. He has written about place-based education. He is the author of Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education (1996 ISBN 0-913098-50-7), Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms and Communities (2004 ISBN 0-913098-54-X), Mapmaking with Children: Sense-of-Place Education for the Elementary Years (1998 ISBN 0-325-00042-5), and Children's Special Places: Exploring the Role of Forts, Dens, and Bush Houses in Middle Childhood (1993 ISBN 0-913705-81-0).
  • Tom Wessels is faculty emeritus in Antioch's Department of Environmental Studies faculty. His books include The Myth of Progress: Toward a Sustainable Future (2006 ISBN 978-1584654957), Untamed Vermont (2003), The Granite Landscape: A Natural History of America’s Mountain Domes from Acadia to Yosemite (2001), Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape (2010 ISBN 978-0881509182) and Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England (1997 ISBN 978-0881504200)."

Notable Antioch University New England alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "AUNE History". Antioch University New England. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  2. ^ Stephen Smith. "An Old School Made New". American Public Media. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  3. ^ "Antioch University New England Students". Antioch University New England. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  4. ^ Steve Chase (October 4, 2006). "New Study on Activist Training in Academia". Antioch University of New England Environmental Studies. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  5. ^ The Millennium Project
  • Antioch University New England. "About ANE: ANE History." (2006). World Wide Web. Retrieved October 24, 2006, Link
  • Antioch University New England. "About ANE: ANE Students." (2006). World Wide Web. Retrieved October 24, 2006, Link
  • Antioch University New England. "About ANE: Mission and Values." (2006). World Wide Web. Retrieved October 24, 2006, Link
  • Antioch University New England. "Antioch New England" (2006). World Wide Web. Retrieved October 24, 2006, Link
  • Antioch Center for School Renewal. "Antioch New England: Antioch Center for School Renewal" (2006). World Wide Web. Retrieved October 24, 2006, Link
  • Antioch New England Institute. "Building Stronger Communities and Schools" (2006). World Wide Web. Retrieved October 24, 2006, Link
  • Antioch University New England. "Antioch New England: News & Event Details" (2006). World Wide Web. Retrieved October 25, 2006, Link
  • Grad Profiles. "Antioch New England." Retrieved June 11, 2007, Link
  • MediaMente. "Jerome Clayton Glenn." Retrieved June 11, 2007, Link
  • Watts, Heidi. (2000) Antioch in New England: The First Eight Years, Antioch New England Graduate School. ISBN 1-881245-13-6

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Other Antioch campuses[edit]

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