Restorative Justice in Education
Long a pioneer in the field of restorative justice, Eastern Mennonite University is now the first in the country to offer restorative justice programs within a graduate teacher education program.
Make a Difference in Our Schools
We offer different focus options for K-12 educators, administrators or other school leaders, community leaders, and social workers or school counselors. A variety of electives allows for focused study for each of these groups. You’ll learn to:
- Promote positive student behavior and increase student achievement and attendance
- Replace suspensions and expulsions with strategies that work
- Improve relationships and school climate while increasing instructional time
Students in the MA in Education program can pursue an interdisciplinary concentration in Restorative Justice in Education (RJE) by taking courses through the education department as well as EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.
Students who are not pursuing a graduate degree can earn a 15-hour graduate certificate in restorative justice in education. Review the course requirements for the RJE certificate.
News about our restorative justice in education program
Details on curriculum and course information are coming soon. In the meantime, read more below about our groundbreaking restorative justice in education program.
- June 13th, 2014
Joseph Luciani, MA ’13, has spent the last year leading a restorative justice pilot program in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest school system in the United States. Strong interest in such a program, and in its results, lends support to a decision by Eastern Mennonite University to launch the first graduate-level restorative …More
Eastern Mennonite University launches nation’s first graduate program in Restorative Justice in EducationMay 16th, 2014
Long a pioneer in the field of restorative justice, Eastern Mennonite University will become the first in the country to offer restorative justice programs housed within a graduate education program. Beginning this fall, students in the MA in Education program will be able to pursue an interdisciplinary concentration in Restorative Justice in Education (RJE) by …More