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Conflict Resolution for Educators

Be a peacemaker.

Disputes are bound to happen in professional settings and in our personal lives. Negotiation, conflict resolution and collaboration skills are highly valued – and greatly needed – in today’s schools. In fact, conflict resolution-related positions are expected to grow faster than the average occupation, according to the Department of Labor.

In ACU’s online graduate certificate in conflict resolution for educators, you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to help you manage conflict effectively and professionally in the classroom and boardroom while fostering relationships and successfully moving parties to agreement. work toward the graduate certificate will, in most cases, be applicable to the Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation should you decide to pursue a graduate degree. 

Ready to be a part of this life-changing profession? Contact ACU today to learn more. 

Program Overview

Credit hours 15
Degree Graduate Certificate
Program length 12 months
Tracks N/A


  • Conflict Theory and Communication
  • Negotiation and Mediation
  • Managing Conflict in Schools
  • Identity, Culture and Conflict
  • Dispute Resolution and the Legal System 
  • Residency

What outcomes can you expect?

  • Increased confidence in working with students, parents, faculty, administration, board and community
  • Added value in leadership in school settings
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Admission Requirements

  • Submit current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A purpose statement (2 pages double spaced and typed)
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s)

See full ACU online graduate catalog, including admission requirements here.
For a comprehensive list of admission requirements please contact a Graduate Advisor.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.