2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Diversity, Equity, and Restorative Justice in Education Certificate

This certificate program is for professionals committed to serving their students and their communities by understanding, shaping, and implementing prevention-oriented approaches to classroom management and school disciplinary matters. It will provide the tools to develop transformative approaches to issues related to Diversity and Equity in education such as, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, social status, and poverty. This program is designed to equip education superintendents, principals, other school and district-level administrators, discipline deans, school psychologists, school social workers, counselors, and other educators with the ability and skills to needed to lead preventative-based initiatives to reduce the use of suspensions and expulsions by providing alternative methods and tools to handle these issues.

Program learning objectives are as follows:

  • Apply fundamental principles and theories of diversity, equity, and restorative justice in education to effectively communicate the organization’s direction across a range of educational, cultural, societal, and functional sectors.
  • Integrate ethical, moral, and spiritual concepts into the development of advanced leadership skills and knowledge in emotional and cultural intelligence.
  • Develop intellectual curiosity in advanced building leadership concepts by engaging in life-long learning for personal and professional growth.
  • Synthesize advanced knowledge in diversity, equity, and restorative justice to complement their supervisory and teaching skills to promote quality outcomes and sustainable systems for all students.
  • Communicate effectively through verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, using current and innovative technologies.