Courses for the MA in Education RJE Concentration

EMU offers 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. Practitioners focus on helping teachers, administrators, and other school personnel to develop skills in peaceable and restorative ways of teaching and leading.

Emphasis is placed on infusing elements of restorative justice and peacebuilding providing teachers not just with tools to control student behavior, but by fostering the types of dispositions central to building healthy relationships within educational settings.

Courses are available in a variety of formats for practicing local and regional school personnel, community leaders, social workers, school counselors, international candidates, and persons serving in informal educational settings.

Learn more about the core curriculum of EMU’s master of arts in education.

Program core (15 Credit Hours)

EDCC 501 Creating Cultures of Change (3)
EDCC 521 Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation (3) +
EDCC 531 Social and Ethical Issues in Education (3)
EDCC 551 Action Research in Educational Settings (3)
EDPC 611 Action Research Project in some area of RJE (3)

Concentration Area Courses (12 Credit Hours)

EDRJ 551 Foundations of Restorative Justice in Education (3) +
EDRJ 581 Analyzing Conflict in Educational Settings (3)
EDRJ 621 Restorative Discipline: Accountability and Restoration in Schools (3) +
EDRJ 601 Facilitating Circle Processes (3) +

Elective* Courses

9 Credit Hours to be selected from the following or other approved courses by adviser.

Ed (MA in Education) Courses

EDCI 511 Teaming and Collaboration (3)
EDCI 541 Supporting Positive Classroom Behaviors (SPED focus) (3)
EDDA 501 At-Risk Issues in School and Community (3)
EDDA 511 Teaching Diverse Learners (3)
EDDA 571 Trauma, Restoration, & Resilience in Educational Environments (3)
EDDA 631 Research in Risk and Resiliency (3)
EDSL 581 Language and Culture (3)

CJP (Center for Justice & Peacebuilding) Courses

PAX 533 Analysis: Understanding Conflict (3)
PAX 540 STAR: Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience (3) 
PAX 571 Restorative Justice: Principles, Theories & Applications (3)
PAX 615 Leading Organizational Change (3) (has pre-reqs)

MOL (MA in Organizational Leadership) Courses

MOL 600 Developing Healthy Organizations: Team Building & Collaboration (3)

*decisions made in collaboration with academic adviser
+ required as part of the certificate program

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