This professional certificate will prepare you to assist as a third party in negotiations between individuals or groups with conflicting perspectives, attitudes and/or actions. Curriculum and practice will prepare you to serve as a mediator who can help parties come to mutually acceptable agreements.
- Hands-on experience in mediation and facilitation
- Court-connected mediation opportunities
- Faculty experienced in family, criminal and civil mediation
This certificate will enable students to develop skills in mediation in preparation for professional or voluntary work in mediation. Individuals in leadership may also wish to use the certificate program to enhance their mediation skills in their continuing roles.
Peter Smith, Ph.D.
- Application form and fee
- Orientation interview with program director
- One current professional reference form
- Statement of intent
- Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree
- Letter of explanation if GPA is below 2.75
- Writing sample indicating graduate-level proficiency
Required Courses (15 Units)
*May be waived if student has had previous experience in mediation.
|PACS 700||Peacemaking Institute||2 – 3|
|PACS 710||Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution||1|
|PACS 756||Introductory Practicum in Mediation *||1|
|PACS 758||Advanced Mediation||3|
|PACS 760||Mediation and the Law||3|
|PACS 764||Internship in Peacemaking||2 – 6|
Select a minimum of one from the following to complete the program
|PACS 737||Institute in Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) Development||2|
|PACS 739||Institute in Establishing a Mediation Practice||1|
|PACS 746||Restorative Justice||3|
|PACS 750||International Conflict and Peacemaking||3|
|PACS 751||Conflict and Peacemaking Across Cultures||3|
|PACS 752||Church Conflict Management and Leadership||3|
|PACS 762||Family Mediation||3|
|PACS 766||Mediator Certification Course||1|