Restorative Justice in Education

Long a pioneer in the field of restorative justice, Eastern Mennonite University is now the first in the country to offer restorative justice programs within a graduate teacher education program.

Make a Difference in Our Schools

We offer different focus options for K-12 educators, administrators or other school leaders, community leaders, and social workers or school counselors. A variety of electives allows for focused study for each of these groups. You’ll learn to:

  • Promote positive student behavior and increase student achievement and attendance
  • Replace suspensions and expulsions with strategies that work
  • Improve relationships and school climate while increasing instructional time

EMU offers first in nation restorative justice in education track

RJE concentration

Students in the MA in Education program can pursue 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.

Review the course requirements for the restorative justice in education concentration.

RJE certificate

Students who are not pursuing a graduate degree can earn a 15-hour graduate certificate in restorative justice in education. Review the course requirements for the RJE certificate.

News about our restorative justice in education program

Details on curriculum and course information are coming soon. In the meantime, read more below about our groundbreaking restorative justice in education program.