NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

The Enneagram of Parenting

EDUC 600




Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $165

Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center

Course Description:

This course will examine the nine types of children's personalities and the behaviors they exhibit. The nine Enneagram personalities are described in detail so elementary and middle school educators can understand their students. Educators will examine the 10 common negative traits to change or modify student behavior. They will also learn about the positive traits of students and how to build on those assets. This course will focus on classroom understanding of student personalities as well as help elementary and middle school educators work with parents to promote learning.


1.  Teachers will study the historical background of the Enneagram and how it describes children in K-8 classrooms. 

2.  Participants will read and analyze the perfectionist, helper, and achiever personality styles in order to understanding those personality types. 

3.  Students will review the personality quizzes on the achiever, romantic, and observer's styles. They will study the questioner, asserter and peacemaker and their 10 common behavior problems and approaches to working with them.

4.  Educators taking this course will find their own Enneagram personality style and participate in peer and teacher colleague discussions to share perspectives.

5.  Teachers will develop a written paper that utilizes the content of the book as it applies to their classroom settings, students, and how to share the Enneagram styles with parents.


The 9 Personality Types of Children by Elizabeth Wagele. (1997) San Francisco, CO: Harper Collins. 159 pages. 

About The Instructor

Joseph C'de Baca
Joseph C'de Baca

Joseph C'de Baca earned his M.Ed. from the University of Phoenix, Denver, CO in Educational Administration. He earned his BA in Industrial Technology from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Joseph is a former Social Studies and Industrial Technology teacher for 15 years.



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