NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Character Education 2: Character Education Curriculum

EDUC 600




Instructor: Jolene Richardson

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $125

Course Description:

There is no single script for effective character education, but there are some important basic principles. Eleven Principles, developed by the Character Education Partnership, serve as criteria for schools and other groups to use in planning a character education effort and to evaluate available character education programs, books, and curriculum resources.

For purposes of structuring a sequenced online experience in character education development, these 11 principles have been divided into four one-credit courses. The sequence is intended to service school districts and local communities working toward a character-rich and well-integrated curriculum.


1.  The school must be a caring community.

2.  To develop character, students need opportunities for moral action.

3.  Effective character education includes a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners and helps them succeed.



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