Stevenson School of Education to Host Maryland Center for Character Education
November 11th, 2009
On Thursday, November 5, 2009, the Maryland Center for Character Education (MCCE) joined the School of Education at Stevenson University in founding the new Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University. Through this partnership, the University’s School of Education will work with MCCE to integrate character education training into its teacher education curriculum while also providing outreach and training, onsite and online, to primary and secondary schools throughout the state that are seeking to implement character education programs.
Deborah Kraft, Interim Dean of the School of Education, joined Dig DeGarmo, President of MCCE, at the November 5 announcement. Established in 1992, MCCE provides resources to schools, businesses, and community organizations promoting character education and development. MCCE’s primary efforts are focused on identifying and sharing with schools throughout Maryland best practices and resources in character education. Stevenson’s Center will work to boost MCCE’s mission to reach schools across the entire state.
“The Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University is dedicated to making a difference in the ethical lives of individuals and the entire community through education, example, and action,” Kraft said. “The Center will encourage teachers and administrators in both public and private schools to teach, model, and reinforce character development and ethical behavior.”
For more information, visit the Maryland Center for Character Education.