Certificate Program in Character Development

The Certificate Program in Character Development is designed to meet the needs of educators who are interested in the character development of children and youth. This unique program offers SOLES graduate students the opportunity to take any one of four courses as electives in their current programs. It also enables SOLES graduate students who complete three of the four courses (12 units) to earn a Specialist Certificate in Character Development.

These graduate credit courses are offered online through the Department of Learning and Teaching. The character development certificate program can usually be completed in one academic year. A graduate certificate in character development will improve candidate’s knowledge and skills in helping students develop the habits of good character. 

Course Requirements

Required (9 units)
EDUC 553Curriculum and Programs in Character Education3
EDUC 554Character Based Classroom Management3
EDUC 556Instructional Strategies in Character Education3
Elective (3 units)
EDUC 568Character and Athletics3
EDUC 581CMulticultural and Philosophical Foundations of Education in a Global Society3