If you want to earn a graduate-level credential in restorative practices without pursuing a full master's degree, you can complete the Graduate Certificate in Restorative Practices with just four courses: two foundational courses and two electives. The certificate provides core learning experiences that form the basis of the master's degree program, allowing you to gain knowledge and skill in restorative practices and learn tools necessary for self-evaluation and professional growth.
Two required foundational courses
RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices (hybrid)
This cornerstone course is a hybrid of four days of professional development (offered at a growing number of locations around the world) in which you directly experience basic restorative practices. This is followed by online study in which you examine the fundamental principles of restorative practices, including readings about human emotion and behavior.
RP 525 Restorative Practices in Action (online)
Restorative Practices in Action enables you to create a project to try out the basics of restorative practices in your own professional or personal setting. You will refine your skills and enhance your understanding, while interacting online with a peer group of enthusiastic fellow students.
Select two electives
You will work with a faculty advisor to ensure that your personalized program provides you with graduate coursework coherent with the certificate goals.
- Online courses are available throughout the year to reduce the time and cost of commuting and travel.
- Hybrid courses combine in-person events with online coursework. Courses are offered at many locations around the world, including at the IIRP’s campus in downtown historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
- Independent study courses allow you to customize your education.
View the course catalog for course descriptions.
IIRP alumni may take the IIRP Trainings of Trainers (TOTs) at no charge, in order to become licensed trainers and bring restorative practices to their organization or locale.