Certificate in Conflict Resolution for Educators

Abilene Christian University offers a Certificate in Conflict Resolution for Educators program. This is a unique 12-hour certificate program that includes online course work and a one-week residency session, preparing mediators through the development of practical skills in the school setting. Students may apply the 12 hours toward the Master of Education Program

ACU accepts applicants to the Certificate in Conflict Resolution for Educators program six times per year.  If you have questions about the application process, contact ACU Graduate Admissions at gradinfo@acu.edu or 800-460-6228.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirement for the certificates in Conflict Resolution are:

  1. Complete an online application 
  2. Pay the $25 application fee;
  3. An official transcript(s) in English (or translated to English) of all
    previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned
    bachelor’s degree in education or related field from a regionally
    accredited college or university or equivalent;
  4. A cumulative undergraduate approximate B average or above in
    the area of focus or related area and evidence of an overall
    productive GPA;
  5. Submit official transcripts showing all previous college work;
  6. Submit a current resume;
  7. Two letters of recommendation;
  8. A purpose statement of no more than 1,000 words detailing the
    applicant’s motivation for undertaking a focused study on conflict
    resolution and reconciliation in education. 

Course Requirements 

Requirements for the 12-hour certificate in conflict resolution for
educators are:

  • CONR 601 Conflict Theory and Communication
  • CONR 605 Mediation and Negotiation (6-hours)
  • CONR 615 Managing Conflict in Schools
  • Residency Session – Requires travel to one-week residency session

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Application Deadline:
 Summer 1 2014
  • April 18, 2014

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