Courses for Mediation Certificate

Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practices continue to grow in the U.S. and throughout much of the world as preferred alternatives to litigation and violence.

A Mediation Certificate is available to students who are interested in mediation and complete the PADM 4000 Mediation and PADM 4060 Mediation Practicum courses. The first of these courses introduces students to conflict management and the use of mediation in a variety of settings. The second course gives students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience by observing sessions conducted by professional mediators and to test their understanding of mediation by analyzing what they have observed. The Mediation Certificate serves as evidence that the student has completed the training contemplated by Texas law for court appointments as a mediator.

It is important to note that most successful professional mediators also have training in other areas such as law, accounting, finance, real estate, construction, psychology, or counseling. However, the skills acquired in these certificate programs are great preparation for any number of careers.

Required Courses

The following courses are required for the Mediation Certificate:

Number Course Name Hours
PADM 4000 Mediation 3
PADM 4060 Practicum in Mediation and Dispute Resolution 3

Elective Courses

Students may choose one of the following courses as an elective for the Mediation Certificate:

Number Course Name Hours
PADM 4010 Family Mediation 3
PADM 4020 Dispute Resolution in the Workplace 3
PADM 4030 Dispute Resolution in a Global Workplace 3
PADM 4040 Crisis Intervention 3
PADM 4070 Arbitration Basics 3
PADM 4610 Topics in Community Service  

After completing the necessary coursework, students must apply here to receive their Mediation Certificate.  

 

Boost your career with expertise in mediation.

Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practices continue to grow in the U.S. and throughout much of the world as preferred alternatives to litigation and violence.

A family mediator serves as a neutral third party to help participants explore and find mutually acceptable solutions. Our non-academic Family Mediation Certificate of Completion documents that you are both knowledgeable and practiced in the subject of mediation.

Get started with this certificate

Contact the College of Health and Public Service Office of Student Services and Academic Advising for more information on our Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate. 

Office of Student Services and Academic Advising 
College of Health and Public Service 
 HPSadvisingservices@unt.edu 
 940-565-4115 
 Chilton Hall 289 


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