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  • Create a Student Portal.
  • Complete an application for one of our programs.
  • Once accepted to the program, register for the course in your Student Portal.

You may register for one course, without applying, at our discounted Transparent Tuition rate by contacting Student Services after creating a Student Portal.

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Start with a fully online or blended course.

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Blended courses consist of an in-person professional development event followed by online instruction.

Depending on the timing of the in-person event, the online instruction sometimes occurs during a subsequent term.

First - Register and complete a professional development event near you.

  • Pay attention to the timing. You must have attended the event prior to the start of the graduate course.

Then - Register for the associated course in your Student Portal.

  • Call Student Services if you need support.

Applications are accepted year-round.

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

No GRE required.

Each student applying to our Master of Science program is given personal consideration. 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, which will be accepted until the conclusion of academic year 2023-2024.

Registration is open for Spring 2020.

View schedule for:

Spring 2020

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

Spring 2020 Course Offerings

Registration for Spring 2020 begins 10/01/2019.

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 so you have ample time to purchase required text books, complete readings and any prep work to be best ready to begin the course on day one.

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


Foundational Courses
(online courses show start and end dates)


RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Blended | Course duration: 4 weeks | Prerequisite: None
Prerequisite: Attendance at the 4-day Basic Restorative Practices event.

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 Online Portion Wed Feb/05/2020 through Tue Mar/03/2020
Registration Deadline: Wed Jan/29/2020, 1:00 pm EST
500.02 Online Portion Wed Apr/08/2020 through Tue May/05/2020
Registration Deadline: Wed Apr/01/2020, 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 Online Course Wed Jan/08/2020 through Tue Mar/17/2020
Registration Deadline: Wed Dec/11/2019, 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 Jan/08/2020 through Tue Mar/17/2020
Registration Deadline: Wed Dec/11/2019, 1:00 pm EST

RP 699 Restorative Practices Capstone

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500, RP 525, RP 610
And all required master’s degree program coursework

PREREQUISITE:  ALL REQUIRED MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM COURSEWORK

In the capstone course, students create a culminating multimedia project that describes how restorative practices positively influences human behavior and strengthens civil society. Students also identify potential gaps in this emerging social science. Projects are developed in a highly interactive group process where students support each other in writing and presenting their capstone project. As a professional learning community, faculty and students engage in discussion about each presentation to help the group review the processes, philosophy, theory and research in restorative practices.

699.01 Online Course Wed Apr/01/2020 through Tue Jun/09/2020
Registration Deadline: Wed Mar/04/2020, 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 Jan/08/2020 through Tue Mar/17/2020
Registration Deadline: Wed Dec/11/2019, 1:00 pm EST

RP 532 Aggression Replacement Training(R): Behavioral Interventions that Work

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Blended | Course duration: 7 weeks | Prerequisite: None
Prerequisite: Attendance at the 2-day Aggression Replacement Training® event.

This course is designed to give students practical strategies for intervention with at-risk youth.  The course will explore evidenced-based practices such as Aggression Replacement Training® and Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI).  The online experience builds on the guided practice portion of the course by examining social and emotional learning theories as they relate to the philosophical framework of restorative practices.

Students will complete 30 hours of coursework online after attending the 2-day Aggression Replacement Training® event.  Register for the 2-day event at a date and location convenient to you »

532.01 Online Portion Wed Jan/29/2020 through Tue Mar/17/2020
Registration Deadline: Wed Jan/22/2020, 1:00 pm EST

RP 623 Restorative Justice: Global Perspectives

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500
This course offers students a comprehensive perspective on restorative justice practices from around the world. Students will examine how restorative justice practices have been implemented in various cultures and contextual settings. Expert speakers will join this course to provide insight from many years of experience working within the restorative justice paradigm. Students will explore these practices through a diverse selection of readings, video presentations, expert speakers and guided discussion threads.
623.01 Online Course Wed Jan/08/2020 through Tue Mar/17/2020
Registration Deadline: Wed Dec/11/2019, 1:00 pm EST

RP 635 Narrative Processes for Empowering Facilitators

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500

In this course, students will develop an understanding of social construction theory and narrative theories that empower the facilitation of decision making.  Students will learn to organize and maintain conversations with others to address their needs and enhance their potential, through enriched narrative conversations that acknowledge the individual or group.

 

This course requires participation in synchronous skill-building experiences with the instructor and a willing individual with whom to practice six different narrative maps.

635.01 Online Course Wed Jan/08/2020 through Tue Mar/17/2020
Registration Deadline: Wed Dec/11/2019, 1:00 pm EST

RP 652 Social and Emotional Learning in the Restorative Classroom

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 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 Jan/08/2020 through Tue Mar/17/2020
Registration Deadline: Wed Dec/11/2019, 1:00 pm EST



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