Character Education Matters

EDZU 9749 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Amanda Harvey

Start Date: 12/09/2020
End Date: 01/12/2021

Course Syllabus

Teaching children to care through Character Education can be incorporated into your existing curriculum! This course is designed to develop a collection of classroom lessons, activities, and strategies that can be used to integrate character traits into everyday instruction. The emphasis will be on how to help your students develop a life-long sense of honesty, decency, and respect for one-self and others through literature and practical classroom activities. Some of the topics that will be discussed will include; values/traits that can be taught, roles of the teacher, teaching values through the curriculum, caring beyond the classroom, cooperative learning, as well as classroom management techniques. By the end of this course you will have a collection of lessons, an extensive literature list, as well as personal activities that can be used to meet the needs in your own classroom. This course is appropriate for grades K-8.


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Professional Development Options:

Graduate: $575.00
Only courses taken for professional development graduate credit can receive an official university transcript.

In-Service Professional Development

You can only receive one type of certificate,
please register accordingly. There will be
no switching of certificate status after the
start date of a class.

In-Service: $270.00
Completion of this course taken for in-service credit will provide an NYCTD, Inc. Certificate of Completion


New York CTLE In-Service: $270.00
Completion of this course taken for CTLE in-service credit will provide a New York State Verification of Hours Certificate from NYCTD, Inc.

Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  1. what it means to educate for character.
  2. how to incorporate Character Education into daily lessons and activities.
  3. what can be accomplished to meet the needs of Character Education in schools and individual classrooms.


  1. why it is important to promote Character Education to all students.
  2. how Character Education already exists in their current curriculum.

and Be Able To

  1. identify current practices within the school and individual classrooms.
  2. make connections with existing curriculum.
  3. create meaningful and useful lessons/activities that meets individual students needs.

and much, much more!

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