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Human Rights Education and Transformative Justice Certificate Program

The Advanced Certificate Program in Human Rights Education and Transformative Justice is designed for individuals who have earned a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. The program supports community building within educational organizations, teaches non-punitive conflict resolution skills, addresses school-to-prison pipeline injustices, strengthens democratic values rooted in universal human rights and respect for human dignity and helps identify and correct structural forms of oppression, including racism, sexism and genderism that create division and disadvantages.

Program Benefits Detailed

This Advanced Certificate program offers knowledge and skills to students so that they can begin to immediately apply in their respective places of work to either develop new programs and or to support the more extended development of current programs in both schools and communities.  The Advanced Certificate is based, in part, on the School of Education’s Lehman Urban Transformative Education conceptual framework, whose mission is to facilitate the development of competent, caring and qualified leaders and advocates. 

The program of study consists of the following 12 credits of core courses:

  • ESC 712 Human Rights Education (3 credits)
  • ESC 713 Restorative Practices & Restorative Justice (3 credits)
  • ESC 717 Nonviolent Resolution of Conflict (3 credits)
  • ESC 718 Transformative Justice (3 credits)

Admission Requirements:

  • An undergraduate bachelor’s degree or graduate master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Official undergraduate or graduate transcript showing a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • One letter of recommendation from an employer, faculty or community leader to serve as academic and/or character reference.
  • An essay that explains interest in pursuing this area of study and future career plans

How to Apply?

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Professor Tashika McBride