About EDSP 200 A

Designed so that its content and structure may accommodate special issues outside the boundaries of an existing course. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.


Special Education majors, minors or Counseling students; or instructor permission

Section Description

Restorative approaches and practices offer promise as alternatives to punitive, zero-tolerance discipline systems that disproportionately affect students with disabilities. This course will examine the basic principles, theories, and tenets of restorative practices (RP) as well as the contextual factors driving RP adoption in K-12 schools. Students will have the opportunity to authentically engage with restorative approaches and explore the application of RP in school settings as part of a multi-tiered system of support. Specific considerations for RP implementation with students with disabilities will be investigated. This remote course will meet live using Teams, with select asynchronous weeks, and is available for both undergraduate and graduate credit.

Section Expectation

Students will be able to: Understand a restorative approach as a relational way of being in a community; Situate the emergence of restorative schools within a local, national and international context, as well as professional and personal contexts; Understand the relationship between restorative justice and a restorative approach in schools; Engage in various practices (such as talking circles), and reflect critically on policies, processes and procedures that reflect (or do not reflect) a restorative approach in schools; Accommodate and modify restorative approaches for students with disabilities; Evaluate how restorative approaches operates within a multi-tiered system of support framework; Critically evaluate various restorative approaches in practice


Attendance and Participation, Defining Restorative Approaches, Small Group Virtual Circle Facilitation, Policy Brief, Tier One Circle Lesson Plan, Restorative Approaches in Action (final project), Critical Evaluation of RA (only graduate students)

Course Dates



Remote (View Campus Map)


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