Character Education (EDCE)
Graduate School of Education
600 Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives on Character Education (3:3:0) Prerequisite: admission to the Character Education Program. Analyzes and evaluates theories and models of character education that fit with different philosophical perspectives on education. Makes comparative analyses related to character education in the United States and other countries.
601 How Students Learn Values and Ethics (3:3:0) Prerequisite: admission to Character Education Program. Applies learning theories to practice to help increase studentsÕ learning through the study of moral and ethical development theories and how students learn personal, prosocial, and civic values.
602 Comprehensive Character Education Frameworks (3:3:0) Prerequisite: admission to Character Education Program. Analyzes comprehensive character education frameworks that have emerged from research and practice leading to examination of the components of frameworks and the application of framework components to character education initiatives.
603 Global and Ethical Perspectives on Teaching Diverse Learners (3:3:0) Prerequisite: admission to Character Education Program. Analyzes ethical and moral dimensions of classroom interactions using a developmental framework and a foundation of democratic principles. Evaluates school politics and policies, and provides overview of prevailing ethical points of view.
604 Character Education Curriculum and Programs (3:3:0) Prerequisite: admission to Character Education Program. Analyzes and evaluates quality of programs and curriculum materials for character education using program, implementation, and curriculum standards.
605 Character Education Assessment and Evaluation (3:3:0) Prerequisites: EDCE 602, 603, and 604. Applies assessment standards and audit tools to analyze and evaluate formative and summative assessments of programs for character education. Utilizes a backward design model.
606 Leadership in Character Education: An Internship in Program Development, Curriculum, Instruction, or Assessment (3:3:0) Prerequisites: EDCE 602, 603, 604, and 605. A 150-hour, on-site internship. Students choose to focus on one of the following for the internship: instructional strategies, curriculum or program development, the use of resources, or assessment.
607 Educational Research for Character Educators (3:3:0) Prerequisites: EDCE 600, 601, 602, 603, and 604. Prerequisite or corequisite: EDCE 605. Studies and applies fundamental concepts and methods of educational action research. Emphasis on researching how students learn personal, prosocial, and civic values, and teacher and school effectiveness in this area.