Violence and Incidence Collaborative Evaluation in Schools

Violence and Incidence Collaborative Evaluation in Schools Online Undergraduate Certificate

About Violence and Incidence Collaborative Evaluation in Schools

Understand more about preventing and responding to school violence.

Violence in schools has become an all-too-frequent occurrence across the United States. Take a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and preventing school violence with this 100% online undergraduate certificate program from California University of Pennsylvania.

Cal U’s 12-credit undergraduate certificate in Violence and Incidence Collaborative Evaluation in Schools (VICES) is designed for students who aspire to work or consult within the school environment.

This online certificate complements any bachelor’s degree program and can be completed on a full-time or part-time schedule.

Earn the school violence certificate online, on your time.

The VICES certificate program is taught by Cal U faculty with expertise in a variety of fields — the same faculty who teach in the University’s law, sociology and special education degree programs.

Because Cal U’s school violence certificate program is offered 100% online, you can enhance your academic credentials while finishing assignments on your own schedule.

This makes Cal U’s certificate program a convenient choice for undergraduates who want to explore the complexities of school violence without stepping away from with other academic, work or family obligations.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: VIOLENCE AND INCIDENCE COLLABORATIVE EVALUATION IN SCHOOLS

Multidisciplinary Approach: The school violence certificate provides a unique, collaborative exchange of perspectives. Faculty with expertise in law, sociology and special education provide a system-based, comprehensive view of school violence, critical incidence evaluation, response and prevention. Students also explore special education categories, societal and school values, norms, and policy alignments.

Learning with Purpose: Undergraduate students in Cal U’s online certificate program:

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12 
Credits required to complete the online certificate in Violence and Incidence Collaborative Evaluation in Schools.
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Online delivery makes this certificate program a convenient option for busy students or working professionals who can complete assignments on their own schedule.
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Certificate Benefits

Students who complete this 12-credit undergraduate certificate program gain specialized knowledge about violence, intervention and prevention within the school setting – a complex, diversified yet collaborative socio-educational milieu that engages with the broader community.

 
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Graduate Outcomes

The online school violence certificate complements any bachelor’s degree program. It is especially pertinent for students seeking careers as teachers, guidance counselors, special education specialists, classroom aides, educational advocates, social services providers and school administrators.

 
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Faculty Expertise

Cal U faculty who teach in the online VICES certificate program have real-world expertise in a variety of fields. Under their guidance, students grow in understanding as they examine the complex issue of school-based violence from classroom, courtroom and clinical perspectives.

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School-based Focus

This certificate program examines violence, intervention and prevention specifically within the school setting. As a school or community professional, earning the online certificate enhances your bachelor’s degree and/or teaching certification by demonstrating your commitment to promoting the safety of students and schools.

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Professional Connections

Cal U’s interactive online programs offer many opportunities to engage with your classmates, as well as your professors. Through the VICES certificate program, you’ll develop a network of fellow professionals who share your interest in understanding and preventing school violence.

VICES Certificate Courses

Example Courses
  • Structural and Institutional Violence: School, Workplace and Eldercare
  • Re-socializing the Deviant and Marginalized
  • Special Education Foundations and Collaboration
  • School Law

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Admission Requirements

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Violence and Incidence Collaborative Evaluation in Schools Faculty

Dr. Jason Kight
Associate Professor and Chair

kight@calu.edu

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Dr. Elizabeth A. Larsen
Professor

larsen@calu.edu

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Dr. Emily M. Sweitzer
Professor

sweitzer@calu.edu

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Dr. Christina A. Toras, J.D., M.A.
Professor, Director of the Institute for Law and Public Policy

toras@calu.edu

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