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You may start with a blended course or the fully online course RP 506 Restorative Practices: The Promise and the Challenge. A blended course involves attending an in-person professional development event, conference or symposium followed by additional online coursework.

All students are eligible to take their first course with our Transparent Tuition and save 8.35% off of tuition.

A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required.

Create a Student Portal, then contact Student Services to register for your first course at a discount.

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If you have already been admitted or have signed up for our Interest-Free Payment Plan, registration is simple. Please see the instructions on our frequently asked questions page.

Register for a blended course.

Registering for a blended course is a two-part process. Blended courses consist of an in-person professional development event followed by online instruction. Typically, the online portion will be taken in a future term.

Step 1 - Register for a professional development event that is convenient for you.
  1. Find an event near you. Pay attention to the timing. You must have attended the event prior to the start of the graduate course.
  2. Click the registration link for that event, or call the IIRP office at 610-807-9221, to make your payment.
  3. Your payment for the professional development event will be credited towards the cost of completing the online portion of the blended course.
Step 2 - Register for the online portion of the course.
  1. Create a Student Portal.
  2. Contact Student Services to enroll in your first course as the discounted rate.

Register for RP 506 Restorative Practices: The Promise and the Challenge

You will only be assessed a late registration fee if you are registering after the course enrollment deadline.

You will receive an email providing instruction on how to access your course 30 days prior to the start date of the course.

 

Applications accepted year-round.

A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required for all our programs.

Each student applying to our Master of Science program is given personal consideration. Candidates for admission may be asked by the Admissions Committee for a personal interview or additional supporting documents. Please email all application materials (except transcripts, which must be official) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We do not accept transcripts forwarded by the applicant. Official transcripts must be sent by institutions directly to the IIRP. Transcripts should be sent by:

  • Mail to IIRP, 531 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5837 USA
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Admitted students must enroll within the academic year for which they have been admitted.

Transfer Credits

Due to the specialized nature of the Institute’s programs, transfer credits will not be accepted, with the exception of IIRP coursework offered as ORLA 5340 and taught by IIRP faculty at the Summer Principals Academy, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York.

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces may have transfer credits reviewed without guarantee of acceptance of such.

Registration is open for Fall 2019.

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Fall 2019

Note about academic terms: Fall Term runs September through December, Spring Term runs January through May, and Summer Term runs June through August

Fall 2019 Course Offerings

Registration for Fall 2019 begins 06/01/2019.

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.

Registration:  Course registration deadlines are posted under the registration tab of the student portal and are course specific. While registration deadlines may be as short as one week prior to the start of a course, we strongly recommend completing the registration process no later than 30 days before the course begins.

Late Registration Fee: Students who choose to register after the applicable deadline will pay the Late Registration Fee of $25.


Foundational Courses
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RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Blended | Course duration: 4 weeks | 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 taking this course will complete 18 hours of coursework online after attending the 4-day Basic Restorative Practices event. 

500.01
Section Closed
Online Portion Wed Sep/11/2019 through Tue Oct/08/2019
Registration Deadline: Wed Sep/04/2019, 1:00 pm EST
500.02 Online Portion Wed Nov/06/2019 through Tue Dec/03/2019
Registration Deadline: Wed Oct/30/2019, 1:00 pm EST

RP 525 Restorative Practices in Action

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: None

Students will implement and evaluate a restorative practices project that builds on their previous experience.  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
Section Closed
Online Course Wed Sep/11/2019 through Tue Nov/19/2019
Registration Deadline: Wed Aug/14/2019, 1:00 pm EST
525.02 Online Course Wed Sep/11/2019 through Tue Nov/19/2019
Registration Deadline: Wed Aug/14/2019, 1:00 pm EST

RP 610 Evaluation of Research

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 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/11/2019 through Tue Nov/19/2019
Registration Deadline: Wed Aug/14/2019, 1:00 pm EST


Electives


RP 506 Restorative Practices: The Promise and the Challenge

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 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 Sep/11/2019 through Tue Nov/19/2019
Registration Deadline: Wed Aug/14/2019, 1:00 pm EST

RP 515 Restorative Leadership Development: Authority with Grace

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Blended | Course duration: 7 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500

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 30 hours of coursework online after attending the 2-day Restorative Leadership Development: Authority with Grace event.

515.01 Online Portion Wed Sep/11/2019 through Tue Oct/29/2019
Registration Deadline: Wed Sep/04/2019, 1:00 pm EST

RP 541 IIRP World Conference

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Blended | Course duration: 7 Weeks | 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. Students will complete 27 hours of coursework online after attending the conference.  Registration for the conference can be completed online.

541.01 Online Portion Wed Oct/30/2019 through Tue Dec/17/2019
Registration Deadline: Mon Oct/28/2019, 1:00 pm EST

RP 625 Restorative Practices in Life Space Crisis Intervention

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 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/11/2019 through Tue Nov/19/2019
Registration Deadline: Wed Aug/14/2019, 1:00 pm EST

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

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 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
Section Closed
Online Course Wed Sep/11/2019 through Tue Nov/19/2019
Registration Deadline: Wed Aug/14/2019, 1:00 pm EST
662.02 Online Course Wed Sep/11/2019 through Tue Nov/19/2019
Registration Deadline: Wed Aug/14/2019, 1:00 pm EST



No application fee.

Tuition 

The IIRP offers Transparent Tuition for admitted students, guaranteeing that their tuition will never increase. In addition, admitted students receive an 8.35% discount for all coursework taken at the IIRP. 

Students who are admitted to the Master’s Degree program are considered matriculated students and are entitled to a total tuition cost of $16,140.00 discounted 8.35% from the full tuition.

Students who are admitted to the Graduate Certificate program are entitled to a total tuition cost of $6,456 discounted 8.35% from the full tuition.

  Full tuition Admitted students
Tuition (per course) $1,761 $1,614
Graduate Certificate $7,044 $6,456
Master of Science $17,610 $16,140

Admitted students may use our Interest-Free Payment Plan.

A student enrolling in their first course at the IIRP will be afforded the benefit of discounted tuition of $1,614.00 for that three-credit course. 

Individuals who are not seeking a degree or certificate will pay the non-discounted rate of $1,761.00 per three-credit course for second and subsequent courses.

Fees 

We have eliminated unnecessary application fees, annual student fees, graduation fees and transcript fees. Some students may complete their studies without ever paying a single fee. We do have three fees:

  • Late registration fee - $25.00
  • Course withdrawal fee - $50.00
  • Interest-Free Payment Plan start-up charge - $75.00

Cost of Attendance

Estimated Expenses for 2019-2020 Academic Year in US Dollars

Cost Element Calculation Cost/Master’s Program
Tuition $1,761/course $17,610
Other fees   $0
Books/Supplies   $900
Personal Expenses (computer purchase, miscellaneous personal expenses)   $1,635
Total cost for a Master’s degree   $20,145

The following is a brief description of how these budgets are derived. Figures for books and personal expenses are estimates and will vary for each student.

  • Tuition/Fees – $587 per credit hour for a 30-credit master’s degree.
  • Books/Supplies – Costs determined by retail bookstore prices.
  • Personal Expenses – Estimated computer purchase at a cost of $1,060 and estimated individual personal expenses at $575.

Estimated Expenses for 2020-2021 Academic Year in US Dollars

Cost Element Calculation Cost/Master’s Program
Tuition $1,761/course $17,610
Other fees   $0
Books/Supplies   $900
Personal Expenses (computer purchase, miscellaneous personal expenses)   $1,685
Total cost for a Master’s degree   $20,195

The following is a brief description of how these budgets are derived. Figures for books and personal expenses are estimates and will vary for each student.

  • Tuition/Fees – $587 per credit hour for a 30-credit master’s degree.
  • Books/Supplies – Costs determined by retail bookstore prices.
  • Personal Expenses – Estimated computer purchase at a cost of $1,110 and estimated individual personal expenses at $575.

A zero-interest payment plan.

Payment Plan InfographicThe final payment will be adjusted lower to resolve any discrepancies due to rounding.

We offer financial aid to all students who are admitted to either the Master of Science or Graduate Certificate program in the form of low monthly payments with zero interest. While many graduate schools administer loan programs, we have simplified the process by offering the same affordable plan to all students.

  • Zero interest
  • Fixed cost for budgeting
  • One-time $75 set-up charge
  • No maintenance fees
  • No penalty for prepayment

The plan offers a low monthly payment that extends over 39 months for Graduate Certificate students and 96 months for Master of Science degree students. It's easy to budget, and there are no hidden fees. There is a one-time set-up charge of $75.

If you begin by pursuing a Graduate Certificate, you can choose to continue for a Master of Science degree by simply extending the plan with the same payment.

Contact Student Services to enroll.

Transparent Tuition

All students who are admitted into our programs benefit from our discounted tuition plan. Transparent Tuition guarantees your tuition rate will not increase while you are in your program. You need not reapply each year. Contact Student Services to learn more.

Shawn Suzch Scholarship

The Shawn Suzch Scholarship is awarded each year in June to a matriculated master’s degree candidate who demonstrates outstanding spirit and drive worthy of Shawn’s memory. $1,000 in tuition assistance will be awarded in memory of Shawn, a young man who overcame adversity with courage and determination. The scholarship recipient will also be someone who expresses financial need to support their studies. The application and further details are available in your Student Portal.

Military Benefits

Military personnel (and their dependents) who have served or are currently serving our country may take advantage of educational benefits available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

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Email: getstarted@iirp.edu

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