When: June 23-27, 2014
Where: UMSL, J.C. Penney Conference Center
This five-day Institute provides an intensive overview of character education. It is designed for teachers and other educators from schools that are committed to fostering character development in students, ranging from preschool to high school.Ideally, this Institute should be attended by teams of educators that will be instrumental in shepherding the character education initiative in their facility. The Institute also is appropriate for individual educators who are interested in learning more about effective, quality character education.
Marvin W. Berkowitz, PhD, is the inaugural Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor of Character Education and co-director of the Center for Character and Citizenship at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. His research interests are character education moral development, leadership, and school reform. He is author of You Can't Teach Through a Rat: And Other Epiphanies for Educators (2012) and Parenting for Good (2005) and more than 100 book chapters, monographs, and journal articles. He is co-editor of the Journal for Research in Character Education. He was awarded the career achievement award from the Character Education Partnership (2006) and the Association for Moral Education (2013).
Amy Johnston spent 31 years in the field of education and earned master's degrees in both Education Administration and Counseling. She taught high school, served as a middle school counselor, and spent the last 17 years in administration at Francis Howell Middle School. Her efforts have earned her the St. Louis Area Middle School Principal of the Year and the Dean's Award for Excellence in Character Education. In 2007, her school was named a Missouri School of Character, and in 2008, Francis Howell Middle School was named as one of the National Schools of Character. Johnston now serves as a consultant to the UMSL College of Education, CHARACTERplus, and the Character Education Partnership while pursuing her EdD at UMSL.
Register Online | If registering for three or more from the same school, please call (314) 516-5655, or complete the Summer Institute in Character Education Registration Form
The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified immediately, and all program fees will be refunded or applied to a future program at your request. If you must cancel a registration, please call (314) 516–5655.
Participants have the option to attend the Institute for two or three graduate credit hours.
For two graduate credit hours:
Participants taking the Institute for credit will pay UMSL credit fees. Please call (314) 516-5656 for fee information and credit course application.