Graduate Course Schedule

Registration is open for Summer 2016.
Registration is open for Fall 2016.

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Summer 2016
Fall 2016

Note about academic terms: Fall Term runs Sept.-Dec., Spring Term runs Jan.-May, and Summer Term runs Jun.-Aug.

How to register for hybrid courses

If you are registering for RP 500, RP 515, RP 532, RP 535, RP 541 or RP 542, which are hybrid courses, you can only register for the online portion of the course through your Student Portal.

  1. You will need to register and pay separately for the professional development event through its specific webpage or by calling the IIRP office at 610-807-9221.
  2. Contact the Director of Student Services to access tuition discounts at 610-807-9221.
  3. New students: Create a Student Portal account »
    Current students: Register in your Student Portal »
  4. In your Student Portal, you may apply for financial aid. Upon receiving an email confirming the award of your financial aid, you may then register for courses.
  5. Once registration is complete and you have made payment, you will gain online access to additional readings and other course information.
  6. Many course readings are available in the Moodle online learning portal, but required books can be purchased at any bookstore you prefer, such as Amazon.
  7. The cost of having attended the prerequisite event will be credited toward your tuition for the graduate course.

How to register for online courses

  1. New students: Create a Student Portal account »
    Current students: Register in your Student Portal »
  2. In your Student Portal, you may apply for financial aid. Upon receiving an email confirming the award of your financial aid, you may then register for courses.
  3. Once registration is complete and you have made payment, you will gain online access to additional readings and other course information.
  4. Many course readings are available in the Moodle online learning portal, but required books can be purchased at any bookstore you prefer, such as Amazon.
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Summer 2016 Course Offerings

Registration for Summer 2016 begins 03/01/2016.

IIRP graduate courses are three credits and consist of 42 hours of direct instruction delivered in-person and/or online. Courses with final exams have an additional three hours of instruction time. Students should plan to spend approximately two hours preparing for each instructional hour; this may include reading, research, and other assignments.

Summer Term tuition is $587 per credit. 

Scholarships:  For those interested in obtaining scholarships for courses, please complete the IIRP Financial Aid Application form in your Student Portal. Applications for scholarships must be made each term. Once the application is reviewed, applicants will receive an email that the scholarship has been activated and may register. 

Registration:  Course registraton deadlines are posted under the registration tab of the student portal and are course specific. Prior to a course deadline, at the time of registration, you will automatically be charged a $60.00 Registration and Materials Fee (nonrefundable and nontransferable) for each course. An additional fee of $25 will be charged for registrations after the posted deadline. While registration deadlines may be as short as two days prior to the start of a course, we strongly recommend completing the registration process no later than two weeks before the course begins.

NOTE: Students who choose to register after the applicable deadline will pay the Late Registration and Materials Fee of $85.

Course: You will access your course materials from Moodle, the course management system. You will also need to purchase required textbooks.  Course requirements vary and may include purchasing books or completing work prior to the start date of the course.


Foundational Courses
(online courses show start and end dates)


RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Hybrid (12 hrs. online) | Course duration: 3 weeks (online portion) | Prerequisite: None

This course explores the fundamental principles, philosophy, theories, practices, models and skills of restorative practices. Special emphasis will be placed on proactive and responsive circles, restorative conferencing and the informal application of these processes.  Issues critical to the development of restorative practices, such as models of human interaction, theories of behavior and current research will be considered. Students will assess the role of human emotion, especially shame, in social relationships.

Students will complete 12 hours of coursework online after attending the 4-day Basic Restorative Practices event. Register for the 4-day event at a date and location convenient to you »

500.01   Online Portion   Wed Aug/03/2016 through Wed Aug/24/2016
500.02 Section Closed   Online Portion   Wed Aug/03/2016 through Wed Aug/24/2016

RP 525 Restorative Practices in Action

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 8 weeks | Prerequisite: None

Students will implement a restorative practices project that builds on their previous experience and will evaluate their project through action research techniques. Students will acquire restorative skills through readings, lecture, self-assessment and an interactive online process.

Prerequisite: Participation in two professional development days — "Introduction to Restorative Practices" and "Using Circles Effectively" — taken after January 1, 2009. 

525.01   Online Course   Wed Jun/22/2016 through Wed Aug/17/2016


Electives


RP 506 Restorative Practices: The Promise and the Challenge

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 8 weeks | Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to a wide range of possible applications for restorative justice and other restorative practices in varied settings including criminal justice, education and youth services, higher education, social work and workplaces. Students explore the potential, as well as the limitations, risks and obstacles to restorative practices through reading, online videos, interactive online discussion and writing assignments.

506.01   Online Course   Wed Jun/22/2016 through Wed Aug/17/2016

RP 535 Restorative Responses to Adversity and Trauma

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Hybrid (27 hrs. online) | Course duration: 5 weeks | Prerequisite: None

This course explores a deeper understanding and application of restorative practices. It uses group processes, emotional dynamics and empowerment strategies to address a wide continuum of harm.

Students will complete 27 hours of coursework online after attending the 2-day Restorative Responses to Adversity and Trauma event.

Note: People have been exposed to various levels of trauma in their lives. This course considers the use of restorative practices in cases of grief, trauma or adversity. We advise students to consider establishing an emotional support system for themselves while taking this course.

535.01   Online Portion   Wed Jul/13/2016 through Wed Aug/17/2016

RP 622 Restorative Justice in Communities

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 8 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500
Restorative justice views crime from the perspective of those directly and indirectly affected by an incident, empowering them to decide how best to repair harm. This course explores the possibilities of using restorative justice to respond more meaningfully to crime than current approaches used in the criminal justice system. Students examine theory and research to assess restorative justice's potential for reducing crime and, importantly, its impact. Through case study reviews, students apply restorative responses to situations and compare them with current practices. Readings, video presentations with knowledgeable professionals and guided discussions present additional learning opportunities.
622.01   Online Course   Wed Jun/22/2016 through Wed Aug/17/2016

RP 652 Social and Emotional Learning in the Restorative Classroom

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 8 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500
This course will explore how restorative learning environments provide opportunities for social and emotional learning (SEL) in any educational setting.  Attention will be paid to the research behind SEL and how SEL is linked to student performance and behavior.  Students will learn how to use restorative practices to encourage SEL in the classroom.
652.01   Online Course   Wed Jun/22/2016 through Wed Aug/17/2016

Fall 2016 Course Offerings

Registration for Fall 2016 begins 07/20/2016.

IIRP graduate courses are three credits and consist of 42 hours of direct instruction delivered in-person and/or online. Courses with final exams have an additional three hours of instruction time. Students should plan to spend approximately two hours preparing for each instructional hour; this may include reading, research, and other assignments.

Fall Term tuition is $587 per credit. 

Scholarships:  For those interested in obtaining scholarships for courses, please complete the IIRP Financial Aid Application form in your Student Portal. Applications for scholarships must be made each term. Once the application is reviewed, applicants will receive an email that the scholarship has been activated and may register. 

Registration:  Course registraton deadlines are posted under the registration tab of the student portal and are course specific. Prior to a course deadline, at the time of registration, you will automatically be charged a $60.00 Registration and Materials Fee (nonrefundable and nontransferable) for each course. An additional fee of $25 will be charged for registrations after the posted deadline. While registration deadlines may be as short as two days prior to the start of a course, we strongly recommend completing the registration process no later than two weeks before the course begins.

NOTE: Students who choose to register after the applicable deadline will pay the Late Registration and Materials Fee of $85.

Course: You will access your course materials from Moodle, the course management system. You will also need to purchase required textbooks.  Course requirements vary and may include purchasing books or completing work prior to the start date of the course.


Foundational Courses
(online courses show start and end dates)


RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Hybrid (12 hrs. online) | Course duration: 3 weeks (online portion) | Prerequisite: None

This course explores the fundamental principles, philosophy, theories, practices, models and skills of restorative practices. Special emphasis will be placed on proactive and responsive circles, restorative conferencing and the informal application of these processes.  Issues critical to the development of restorative practices, such as models of human interaction, theories of behavior and current research will be considered. Students will assess the role of human emotion, especially shame, in social relationships.

Students will complete 12 hours of coursework online after attending the 4-day Basic Restorative Practices event. Register for the 4-day event at a date and location convenient to you »

500.01   Online Portion   Wed Sep/28/2016 through Wed Oct/19/2016
500.02   Online Portion   Tue Nov/22/2016 through Thu Dec/15/2016

RP 525 Restorative Practices in Action

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 8 weeks | Prerequisite: None

Students will implement a restorative practices project that builds on their previous experience and will evaluate their project through action research techniques. Students will acquire restorative skills through readings, lecture, self-assessment and an interactive online process.

Prerequisite: Participation in two professional development days — "Introduction to Restorative Practices" and "Using Circles Effectively" — taken after January 1, 2009. 

525.01   Online Course   Wed Sep/14/2016 through Wed Nov/09/2016

RP 610 Evaluation of Research

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 8 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500
This course teaches students to be knowledgeable consumers of research so that they can understand and critique what they read. Students will explore approaches, methods and techniques through online group discussion and readings of research that they choose based on their own areas of interest.
610.01   Online Course   Wed Sep/07/2016 through Wed Nov/02/2016


Electives


RP 506 Restorative Practices: The Promise and the Challenge

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 8 weeks | Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to a wide range of possible applications for restorative justice and other restorative practices in varied settings including criminal justice, education and youth services, higher education, social work and workplaces. Students explore the potential, as well as the limitations, risks and obstacles to restorative practices through reading, online videos, interactive online discussion and writing assignments.

506.01   Online Course   Thu Sep/22/2016 through Thu Nov/17/2016

RP 515 Restorative Leadership Development: Authority with Grace

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Hybrid (27 hrs. online) | Course duration: 5 weeks (online portion) | Prerequisite: None

An intensive group experience, this course will immerse students in a culture of restorative practices in class.  The course will emphasize self-assessment of both personal and professional styles and growth in restorative practices. Students will also learn to facilitate and implement a professional learning group.

Students will complete 27 hours of coursework online after attending the 2-day Restorative Leadership Development: Authority with Grace event.
Register for the 2-day event at a date and location convenient to you »

515.01   Online Portion   Wed Sep/14/2016 through Wed Oct/19/2016

RP 541 IIRP World Conference

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Hybrid (24 hrs. online) | Course duration: Variable | Prerequisite: None

In this course students gain credits based on participation and engagement at an IIRP world restorative practices conference. They supplement this direct experience with related readings, writing assignments and online discussions. Students actively evaluate, discuss and critique presentations using restorative practices principles.

Note: This course requires preparation work to be done between the time of registration and the time conference commences.  Students will complete 24 hours of coursework online after attending the 3-day IIRP World Conference.  https://pa2016.iirp.edu/registration/

541.01   Online Portion   Wed Nov/02/2016 through Wed Dec/14/2016

RP 625 Restorative Practices in Life Space Crisis Intervention

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 8 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500

This course focuses on the basic communication process in problem management and crisis intervention. Life Space Crisis Intervention, which helps individuals identify patterns of self-defeating behavior, is viewed through a restorative lens. Role plays of restorative responses facilitate an understanding of the process. Students will learn to apply Life Space Crisis Intervention with individuals in the moment of crisis. This course requires participation in synchronous skill-building experiences with the instructor and a willing participant with whom to practice questioning skills.

625.01   Online Course   Wed Sep/14/2016 through Wed Nov/09/2016

RP 662 A Restorative Approach to Educating the High-Risk and High-Need Student

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 8 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500
Every classroom, whether mainstream or specialized, contains students who experience poverty, trauma, persistent adversity, addiction/substance abuse, neglect or other risk factors at some point in their lives.  This course goes beyond “behavior management” to focus on a restorative framework and techniques for instruction that meet the unique cognitive and emotional needs of these learners.
662.01   Online Course   Wed Sep/21/2016 through Wed Nov/16/2016