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Correctional Rehabilitation : Distance Learning

What is Correctional Rehabilitation : Distance Learning?

The Certificate in Correctional Rehabilitation is a specialization within the UC School of Criminal Justice that provides a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the risk, need and responsivity model of offender treatment.

Career Possibilities

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to begin working in correctional settings that provide rehabilitative services to offenders.  These include probation and parole, prisons, jails, community based correctional facilities, halfway houses and group homes, day reporting centers, reentry programs and other correctional settings. A certificate in correctional rehabilitation equips students with the necessary theoretical, empirical, and practical foundation to work with, manage, and/or study offenders in correctional treatment settings.

Majoring in Correctional Rehabilitation : Distance Learning

Students obtaining a certificate in correctional rehabilitation can take courses focusing on juvenile justice, women offenders, cognitive behavioral interventions, risk and need assessment, correctional program implementation, behavioral management systems, and other related topics. The three required courses will provide students with a foundation and framework for understanding the correctional system, both adult and juveniles, as well as a background in evidence-based interventions for these populations.  The elective courses allow students to tailor their course work to better fit their specific interests.

Curriculum Guides

Advising

The students will follow the outlined curriculum and will be advised by the academic advisors in the Student Services Center in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.

Special Programs

This certificate will highlight and provide a better understanding of correctional rehabilitation. This certificate is ideal for students majoring in criminal justice, substance abuse, psychology, or social work, or for any student or working professional wishing to gain a deeper understanding about correctional rehabilitation.  A certificate in correctional rehabilitation equips students with the necessary theoretical, empirical, and practical foundation to work with, manage, and/or study offenders in correctional treatment settings.

Future Educators of America (FEA)
UC’s FEA chapter is dedicated to fostering the love of teaching, examining the reality of teaching and promoting the rewards of teaching. FEA is open to all UC students; however, our main focus is to offer a path for teacher education students to stay connected to their college and to their future profession. Members have the opportunity to work with children and young adults in local schools and FEA chapters.

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)
Kappa Delta Pi is a prestigious international honor society that recognizes scholarship and excellence in the field of education. Members must have a college GPA of at least 3.0 for undergraduate students or 3.25 for graduate students. KDP members work on several volunteer activities that focus on education. Some of the benefits of being a member of KDP include annual scholarships, professional development, a nationwide job database and access to the ideas, research, insights and expertise of internationally renowned educators.

Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)
SCEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities and gifted children, as well as those typically developing. If you are committed to children, focused on becoming the best educator and want to meet new people, then SCEC is for you! Membership dues permit you to receive professional development opportunities, journals and newsletters with new research and classroom practice and the opportunity to attend conventions and conferences.

CECH Tribunal
The purposes of the CECH Tribunal are to ensure that the interests of the students of the college are voiced and to provide student representation on behalf of all undergraduate students in CECH where representation is warranted.  Also, the Tribunal organizes programs and social events for students of the college.

Student Ambassador Program The Student Ambassador program represents CECH at the University of Cincinnati by assisting with the recruitment and retention of students in the college. CECH Student Ambassadors provide a valuable service by representing the student perspective of university life to prospective and new students. Ambassadors also represent the college at numerous collegiate functions, professional events and key promotional events. Being selected as a CECH Student Ambassador is an honor that reflects academic rigor and a commitment to the fields of education, health promotion and education and criminal justice.

Freshman Admission Requirements

This program is open to students in good academic standing with a cumulative university grade point average of 2.0 and the desire to succeed.  Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study. Interested students should meet with a UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Student Services staff member for appropriate advising. Please note: In order to obtain this certificate, 50% or more of the required coursework must be taken from the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.

Graduation Requirements

In order to complete this certificate, a student must:

  • Complete all required course work and certificate requirements
  • Obtain at least a 2.0 university grade point average
  • Be in good academic standing; that is, not on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Undergraduate Certificate Degree in Correctional Rehabilitation : Distance Learning

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years

Location

Uptown Campus West

Admission Criteria

Selective

Contact

PO Box 210014
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Phone: (513) 556-2336
CECH Student Services
cechssc@uc.edu