Emphasis in Humane Education and Character Development
The emphasis in humane education and character development provides educators with coursework in the history, philosophy, and practice of humane education, character development, and environmental education. These movements have aimed to promote values such as empathy for all living beings and an appreciation and sense of stewardship for the natural environment. The emphasis is designed to provide educators with the knowledge and skills necessary for instructional leadership in humane education and character development. Students will design, present, and evaluate curricula that integrates humane and environmental principles. School of Education syllabi may be found here.
Twelve credit hours, using 6 credit hours from the required list below and 6 credit hours from the elective courses listed below.Required Courses
- EDUC 5230 Foundations of Humane Education 3 hours
- SOCS 5050 Studies in Character Education 3 hours
- COMM 5051 The Role of Narrative in Humane Education 3 hours
- EPSY 5110 Social and Personality Development 3 hours
- SCIC 5090 Experiments in Environmental Education 3 hours