About Restorative Justice in Education (RJE)
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. Watch EMU’s Kathy Evans on WHSV discussing restorative justice in education on the local news.
EMU programs and offerings that are related to this interdisciplinary study track include:
- Center for Justice and Peacebuilding
- Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice
- Restorative Justice blog
Making 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. Learn more about courses in the RJE concentration.
RJE Graduate Certificate
Students who are not pursuing a graduate degree can earn a 15-hour graduate certificate in restorative justice in education. Check out the course requirements for the RJEcertificate.