Teaching M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Wilson, Louise


Character education, as defined by C.S. Lewis, (Pike, Nesfield, & Lickona, 2015) starts by developing the following positive character traits: caring relationships, wisdom, fortitude, courage, self-control, justice, forgiveness, gratitude, humility, integrity (honesty), hard work, curiosity, and hope. Character Education takes time and has to be worked at and cultivated so that every human being thrives through developing in the areas of intellectual, moral, civic and performance virtues. These four forms or categories of personal character define what it means to be a competent, ethical, engaged and effective adult member of society. Character education can be integrated alongside any standards-based curriculum. “Intelligence plus character – the goal of true education.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis